Even though I always ate the game I hunted and killed, the most important part to me was the thrill of the hunt. Even the years I spent chasing bunnies with my beagles for the tasty rascals,the hunt was what it was all about. The older I get (76)the more life becomes precious.I haven't killed a deer in several years, and probably never will again. I can buy a better piece of meat cheaper than the cost of hunting deer.
I will not kill another animal, I won't eat Unless it's trying to kill me LOL! Two of my favorite game animals now is Grouse and Rabbit. I do buy a grouse stamp every year, and take a few. Rabbits are scares as hen's teeth in western Oregon so I don't hunt them anymore. I will always support hunting and encourage my kids and theirs to enjoy it as well.
I don't think of myself as a staunch Republican or Democrat.
I am a Christian and a Conservative...........In that order!