The helping hand

Remembering the tenents of safe, ethical hunting is as easy as raising one hand… and counting on your fingers.

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:21 PM ET
By James A. Swan, Ph.D. | Author
"In Defense of Hunting"

Occasionally I hear people say they took a "snap shot" at something. Actually, if you are an ethical hunter, there is no such thing. A responsible hunter has to make a whole series of decisions before he shoots. The decision window may be compressed into a short time, but it is always there as a checklist of what must be considered before a shot is fired.

Each finger on that hand represents one of the progressive decisions that a responsible hunter must make before ...

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