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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:18 PM

"Harvesting Deer"

Yes, I know. Hunting deer is an integral part of life here and, I am told, is important in controlling deer population.

But it is interesting the euphemism that is now being used, at least on the local TV news. No hunting, no killing, only "harvesting."

Sigh.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:29 PM

1. No biggie. More environmentally sound than harvesting beef

 



Just not as appealing as the pretty floors. Modern eating does a whole lot more to hide the reality of food than such a euphemism you mention. In my opinion, maybe people are using this to shed the negative connotation associated with sport hunting.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 04:39 PM

2. Do you notice that the various food channels & shows now call meat "proteins".

 

Part of the media attempt for a completely reality disconnected society.

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Response to Mika (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 04:53 PM

3. That's been a culinary term for ages.

It's not new.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 02:06 AM

4. Sad to see the Strib print "harvesting wolves" also.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 03:53 AM

5. What, exactly, is your 'sigh' for?

 

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 10:39 AM

6. For the killing, first

and for not calling this act by its proper name.

What are "they" afraid off? That fewer people will take to this "sport?" I doubt it.

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Response to question everything (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 11:19 AM

7. Using the deer 'harvest' term

 

when referring to the entire state is the term that has always been used. My almost 82 year old father harvested two deer in 4 minutes last weekend using a .30-06.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:35 AM

8. Not having grown up in MN, my first November here was quite eye opening....

I just don't understand the "hunting culture" and I never will. Of my experience, the people that hunt are usually the last people I want out there with a gun. IMO "Harvesting" is not a term that should be used in regards to a living creature.

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Response to Eyerish (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:00 AM

9. Where have you lived before you came to Minnesota?

 

There are about 500,000 deer hunters in Minnesota. I bet you have met some in your brief time living here. You are implying something about deer hunters, but I don't know enough about you whether I should be offended or not. Your brief post just shows your ignorance about deer hunting and deer hunters.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 10:39 PM

10. Born and raised in Southern California. Lived there until I was 26.

I've been in MN since 2004 and I spent 3 years in the northern hinterlands of this state. Deer hunting season was a completely foreign concept to me. The hunters I interacted with during that period (not saying all of them just the lot I met) were some of the rudest and most reckless people I ever met. Trespassing, baiting, accidentally shooting each other or their dogs, drinking while hunting and then bragging about it when they came back. And 3 of the aforementioned things were committed by LEOs. If hunters want to have a better reputation outside of their circle, then more need to be willing to call out the ones that make them look bad.

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Response to Eyerish (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 11:04 AM

11. You say the deer hunters you

 

interacted with were some of the rudest and most reckless people you have ever met.

Exactly how many deer hunters did you meet out of the 500,000 deer hunters in Minnesota?

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