Mission: Hunter

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison  (Genesis 27:3, KJV).

God is pro-hunting. That's right, and he has some things to say about the chase. The Bible presents hunting in a positive light. History, science and common sense also inform us about the role hunting plays in God's created order — what people call nature.


"Mission: Hunter" is a blog that addresses hunting topics through the lens of theology for the woods and for hunters who pursue deer and other wildlife in its native habitat, grounded in the moral rightness of hunting from a Christian and biblical point of view. 

The Bible does not support the common idea that hunting is morally wrong. Hunting is moral, positive, and right for a Christian believer to do. In the Old Testament the history of hunting goes back to the days of Noah (Genesis 9:2-3). In the New Testament it was God who told Peter, one of Jesus' closest disciples, to "Kill and eat" (Acts 10:13). God's word in Genesis 9:2-3 never changed.

In my mission to pursue Christ, hunting is a platform for sharing the gospel through writing and speaking. Mission: Hunter!


Three Questions for Hunters to Ask

Social media is a place where lots of people aren't very social. We argue. We debate. We insult. We polarize. It's like stepping into the shower where the water is either freezing or scalding. How do you break through and get your message heard? Sometimes you can't. But instead of frustrating ourselves with people who aren't interested in changing their views, it might be better to ask simple questions that leave your friend thinking. But what questions do we ask? There are many, but in this week's column I focus on three angles every argument (on any topic) ultimately follow: one logical, one practical, and one emotional. If you're interested in how to talk to anyone who questions the legit

Looking Forward to a Great Deer Season

It's mid-August, antlers are about fully grown, and hunters can start forming conclusions about what whitetail antlers are going to look like after they harden and shed velvet. Although hunters talk a lot about genetics, that has little do do with why one season differs from another. In this week's column I detail some of the reasons one year can produce bigger antlers than another year. And this year is shaping up very well for hunters. It looks like we have some real bruisers to chase this year. And that's not all. We have a healthy deer population in lots of places, indicated by plenty of deer being seen along the roadways, and lots of does having more than one fawn. Find out the reasons

Why Do YOU Hunt?

People often ask why we hunt, and the answer to that question can be simple or comples. We can't come up with just one answer that will satisfy every questioner, so we end up saying something like "It's all about the meat." Yes, that's good, but eating the meat is only one reason why we hunt. And even if you don't eat the meat but pass it along to someone else, hunting would still be worth doing. In my article on the Havalon Knives website I give 10 reasons why we hunt, and that's only a start. Click here to read "Why Do YOU Hunt" at the Havalon Knives website. To read other blog posts from MISSION: HUNTER, CLICK HERE to go to www.EverydayHunter.com. And to buy the lightest, sharpest hunting

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