Originally Posted by islenos
I never kill an animal that I am not prepared to eat
Well I guess I am possibly in the minority here, but here goes.
Wolves have no natural predators.
Ravens have almost no predators
Crows have no natural predators.
Alligators have no natural predators.
Bobcats have almost no natural predators.
Grizzly Bears have absolutely no natural predators.
I however am one of natures alpha predators and yes I do kill some animals without regard to if I have any intention of eating them. I salute those individuals who never have the need or requirement to minimize the damage that some species cause. I even resort to the use of mouse traps and yes even D-Con poison at times.So even at the risk of being judged as a cruel and heartless individual. I do sometimes kill without the thought of eating my intended target. Do I kill for fun. NO of course not. I kill because something/someone has to control or at least attempt to control those species that are not normally controlled by nature. Never kill except for food, now that's a broad statement. Like I previously stated I salute you. I however believe that it is my and every responsible outdoors person to assist nature when we can.I am not flaming anyone,I just wanted to make the point that at times. Certain species need to be thinned down more than nature has the opportunity to do. Again I do not wish to insult or hurt any feelings. We simply may have a difference of opinion. My last point is , I live in the woods.I walk the trails almost daily.I feed many species of animals and birds.Am I always right? NO, as a matter of fact I am learning every day I am in the woods. I hope to continue until the day I die. Respectfully catfish