Everything Wrong With Teen Hunter Kendall Jones’ New Hunting Show

 

By Melissa Cronin

The YouTube series, titled “Game On,” features Jones and a friend setting out on hunting trips together. The first episode, a poorly-made jaunt to Lake Charles, La. for a crocodile hunt, begins with the line, from Jones’ friend Taylor Altom: “I want to shoot a gator in the face.” The pair travel through the swamp in search of alligators for a weekend with the help of a local hunter.

WARNING: Disturbing Images

  • (Kendall Jones/YouTube)The episode, which can be seen at this link, ends with Jones shooting an alligator who was caught on a baited hook in the head as her guide holds it up about six inches away from her. She’s careful to thank her Remington, a nod to the show’s sponsor.

  • (Kendall Jones/YouTube)The American alligator was taken off the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered Species List in 1987, and is actually faring pretty well. But hunting methods like baited hooks have been criticized before as inhumane ways of killing the animals. During alligator hunts, a short wooden peg is usually attached to a line, baited with beef or roadkill and then thrown into the water or tied to a branch to lure the alligator. Because take isn’t allowed after sunset, it’s possible that alligators will have to spend the entire night on a line before they’re shot with a gun or bow and arrow.

    When Jones was attacked for hunting big game in Africa, a petition started by a Cape Town native calling on her to be banned from hunting in African states gained over 150,000 signatures. Another petition asked Facebook to remove her grisly hunting photos — which they eventually ended up doing. No word yet on whether YouTube will do the same thing.

    Hunter Encourages 11-Year-Old Son To Kill Rare Albino Deer

    https://www.thedodo.com/hunter-encourages-11-year-old–775070621.html?utm_source=ahiaFb

     By Stephen Messenger

    An 11-year-old boy in Michigan had an encounter last week with one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights — an albino deer, alive and free in the wild. Only about one in 20,000 deer are born with albinism, and far fewer survive to maturity like this one had.

    But the boy was on no nature walk; he was on a hunting trip with his father, and the rare deer wouldn’t survive the day.

    Warning: Graphic image below

    With the encouragement of his father, Mick Dingman, the sixth-grader steadied his crossbow and fired a fatal shot through the deer’s lungs, besmirching that snow-white coat with the spill and splatter of blood. The rare animal had been seen by folks around town leading up to that moment, but now this deer was the Dingmans’ alone.

    Dingman tells the Livingston Daily that he plans to commemorate the killing by getting the 12-pointed buck mounted by a taxidermist: “It’s too rare and too pretty not to spend the extra money and have the whole thing done.”

    “[My son] kind of feels like a rock star right now,” says Dingman, adding that the youth’s supposed accomplishment has caught the attention of hunting magazines, who are interested in sharing the story. But not everyone is so excited.

    (Facebook/Mick Dingman)

    Amy Sprecher, in neighboring Wisconsin, runs a white deer protection group composed of hunters and non-hunters who are opposed to killing albinos — and she says stories like this are “maddening.”

    “It’s just wrong. I don’t understand why’d you’d want to take that animal away from everybody,” Sprecher told The Dodo. “There are people who want to hunt white deer for bragging rights, but that’s not what hunting is about. Hunters that would never shoot a white deer don’t understand these people either.”

    And Sprecher is not alone in her outrage. Not long after the Livingston Daily posted this photo and story online, readers began expressing anger.

    “Wouldn’t you much rather observe something so rare again year after year than just stare at this giant full mounted carcass for the rest of your life?” writes Christina Brown.

    “This deer was in our backyard in the spring and my wife took a picture. All of the people near us wanted to only shoot pictures, not the deer. We aren’t anti hunting but instead wanted this rare deer to be able to spread his genes so his legacy lives on after he died of a natural cause,” writes Tim Reinert.

    Given the rarity of albino deer, four states, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee and Wisconsin, have made it illegal to kill them. Critics have argued that laws protecting white deer are based more on emotion than science — arguing that albinism is a genetic disorder, not something to be cherished — but emotions surrounding white deer is certainly nothing new.

    According to Native American tradition, white deer, like the one killed by Mick Dingman’s son, are one of the most sacred creatures on the planet.

    “Albino animals are looked at as a spirit animal, which you are suppose to learn from rather than shoot and kill,” Jonnie J. Sam, from Michigan’s Ottawa Indian tribe, told The Dodo.

    “I’d be more inclined to see if the animal has something to teach me, but sadly not everybody looks at it that way.”

    ‘Right to Hunt’ Amendments Pit Gun Rights vs. Animal Welfare

    http://www.governing.com/topics/elections/gov-hunting-ballot-measures-alabama-mississippi.html

    With backing by the NRA, making hunting a constitutionally protected right has become increasingly popular in the past decade. The latest battlegrounds are Alabama and Mississippi.

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    If enough Mississippi voters think it’s a good idea support hunting and fishing, they’ll join 17 other states in ensuring constitutional protections for the practices.

    So-called “Right to Hunt and Fish” amendments have become increasingly popular in the past decade, as groups like the National Rifle Association have led yearly pushes in states they consider friendly terrain. Their objective: to head off future regulation against hunting and also establish it as the “preferred” means of wildlife population control, as opposed to special forms of contraception and other methods of thinning out herds.

    In Alabama, which already has a hunting rights amendment, advocates want to make it even stronger through the ballot box in November. The amendment before voters would make hunting and fishing the “preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife.” Mississippi’s amendment would do that as well.

    Both amendments would be subject to “reasonable regulations” that promote wildlife conservation, but animal welfare groups, such as the Humane Society of the United States, generally oppose constitutional protections for hunting for a number of reasons. They often deride the measures as policies that don’t respond to any particular threat but merely will make it difficult to regulate more controversial practices down the road.

    “It could prevent really progressive reform that would be necessary if there were really egregious abuse, certain forms of trapping like the kind we’re trying to fight against in Maine,” said Tracy Coppola, the director of the Humane Society’s Wildlife Abuse Campaign.

    Her example in Maine refers to hounding, trapping and baiting, which sometimes include using mounds of human junk food to ensnare trophy catches or chasing bears into trees with a pack of dogs equipped with GPS devices for easy tracking. The group is trying to ban the practice in Maine this year. The NRA is opposed to the measure.

    The NRA says the Maine referendum is overly restrictive. It would mostly ban the use of dogs in bear hunting. But the NRA’s issue with animal welfare organizations is much broader.

    While the Humane Society argues its interest is to maintain traditional, humane forms of hunting, the NRA argues the group’s ultimate goal is to displace hunting as the most common means of wildlife management. The group does fund research into methods such as immunocontraception, a vaccine that uses the body’s immune system as birth control. It hasn’t yet reached wide use in the U.S., but some American towns are exploring it to control deer populations.

    The threat of new forms of population control, initiatives to ban dove hunting, campaigns to prohibit lead bullets, challenges to bear hunting and other perceived efforts to limit hunting are alarming signs to hunting enthusiasts. “We’re not in jeopardy of losing hunting as a right today, but, you know, that’s the whole point of a constitutional amendment, to protect the next generation or the generation after that,” said Lacey Biles, the NRA’s deputy director of state and local affairs.

    The first state to add a right to hunt to its constitution was Vermont in 1777, though the wording didn’t go as far as Alabama, Mississippi or other recent additions to right-to-hunt states in establishing the practice as a wildlife management tool. Most of those recent additions came in the past 14 years, mostly in the South and West but also among some Midwestern states, such as Minnesota. A number of other states, such as New Hampshire and Florida, have statutory protections but not constitutional ones.

    There’s been a steady stream of bills in state legislatures seeking constitutional protections for hunting, some appearing in more liberal (but active hunting) states.  Over the past two years, bills have appeared in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Bills have advanced through committees in Indiana and West Virginia but haven’t moved in any of the others. Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey have among the highest number of hunters per square mile in the country.

    Biles said the NRA doesn’t keep track of every right-to-hunt bill that pops up in a state legislature, many of which weren’t initiated by the group, which claims a 90-percent success rate in places it specifically targets. One miss came in 2010 in Arizona, where groups actively opposed the effort. But there isn’t any organized opposition to Alabama and Mississippi’s campaigns, which are both featured on the NRA’s website. Given near-unanimous legislative support for the bills that launched the amendments in Alabama and Mississippi, that lack of organized opposition and both states’ pro-gun, pro-hunting traditions, it’s a safe bet that both will pass their amendments in November.

    Whether right-to-hunt amendments will continue their steady momentum, though, is less certain.

    It Looks Like Hunting Accident Season is Here Again

    Hunting accident or crime?

    Springfield News-Leader  – ‎2 hours ago‎
    “This is based very closely to a real case where the wife’s boyfriend thought the best way to get rid of the husband was by shooting him and making it look like a hunting accident,” said Rod Slings, an Iowa-based instructor. He was part of last week’s

    Woman shot, killed in hunting accident in Pickens County Saturday

    AL.com  – ‎Sep 15, 2014‎
    ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials in western Alabama say they’ve investigating the death of a woman who was shot during a hunting trip. Pickens County Sheriff David Abston tells the Tuscaloosa News 29-year-old Heather Garner was killed when …
    fox13now.com

    Police: Man accidentally shoots, kills brother in hunting accident

    fox13now.com  – ‎Sep 15, 2014‎
    RICH COUNTY, Utah – A 49-year-old man is dead after his brother shot him during a hunting accident Saturday afternoon in Rich County, according to the Rich County Sheriff’s Office.

    Chiawana HS QB Seriously Injured in Hunting Accident

    KVEW  – ‎Sep 16, 2014‎
    Chiawana High School Quarterback Mac Graff suffers a serious back injury in a hunting accident over the weekend. According to the Chiawana Sports Facebook page, Graff fell and hurt his back.

    Hunting accident kills one near Little Creek Reservoir

    KSL.com  – ‎Sep 15, 2014‎
    LITTLE CREEK RESERVOIR – A 49-year-old man was shot and killed in a hunting accident Saturday afternoon, police said. Police received a call around 6:30 p.m.
    Deseret News

    Man killed in apparent hunting accident

    Deseret News  – ‎Sep 15, 2014‎
    Limited information about the shooting was released Monday by the Rich County Sheriff’s Office pending an investigation.

    Alabama Woman Killed in Hunting Accident

    WTOK  – ‎Sep 16, 2014‎
    Sheriff’s officials in Pickens County say they’re investigating the death of a woman who was shot during a hunting trip.
    WBIR-TV

    10-year-old Knoxville boy injured in hunting accident

    WBIR-TV  – ‎Sep 2, 2014‎
    A Knoxville boy was injured in a hunting accident Monday evening. According to TWRA, the 10-year-old was dove hunting at the Buffalo Springs Wildlife Management Area in Grainger County when he accidentally shot himself in the foot.

    Boy shot in Dinwiddie hunting accident OK

    Richmond Times-Dispatch  – ‎Sep 2, 2014‎
    DINWIDDIE —A 10-year-old who was accidentally sprayed with shotgun pellets in Dinwiddie County during the first day of dove hunting season has been treated and released from a local hospital. The boy, who wasn’t identified, was struck two times in the …

    Boy injured in Dinwiddie hunting accident

    Progress Index  – ‎Sep 2, 2014‎
    The boy, who is from Dinwiddie, was taken to Southside Regional Medical Center for treatment, and was released yesterday. Dinwiddie sheriff’s deputies and EMS responded to the scene, and DGIF continues to investigate.

    Man in serious condition after hunting accident

    Gadsden Times  – ‎Sep 2, 2014‎
    One man is in serious condition at UAB Hospital after a hunting accident in the Lakeshore Drive area of Rainbow City, Rainbow City Police Capt.

    Man dies after being shot by brother in hunting accident in northern Utah

    Greenfield Daily Reporter  – ‎Sep 15, 2014‎
    SALT LAKE CITY – Northern Utah authorities say a 49-year-old man was fatally shot in a hunting accident over the weekend. KSL-TV reports (http://bit.

    Man wounded by arrow in hunting accident

    The Columbian  – ‎Sep 2, 2014‎
    While the Volcano Rescue Team began hiking out to the injured hunter, it became obvious that the rugged terrain about 14 miles northeast of Mount St. Helens in Skamania County would make it difficult to get the man out of the area and into an ambulance
    New York Times

    Reflections on a Shooting Range Death, From One Who Knows

    New York Times  – ‎Aug 30, 2014‎
    WHEN I was 12 years old, I killed a younger brother in a hunting accident near our home in upstate New York. I returned to that memory this week, when I read about what happened to the young New Jersey girl who lost control of a submachine gun at a …

    After fatal gun accidents, children can find comfort in poetry

    PBS NewsHour  – ‎Sep 5, 2014‎
    JEFFREY BROWN: When he was 12 years ago old, Gregory Orr accidentally killed his younger brother in a hunting accident near their home in Upstate New York.
    Standard-Examiner

    Brother Shoots Brother to Death in Hunting Accident

    Knrs  – ‎Sep 15, 2014‎
    NORTHERN UTAH AUTHORITIES SAY, A 49-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS FATALLY SHOT — BY HIS BROTHER — IN A WEEKEND HUNTING ACCIDENT. THE RICH COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT REPORTS, THE TWO BROTHERS WERE HUNTING …

    Man shot dead in hunting accident

    The Local.se  – ‎Sep 1, 2014‎
    Police were on the scene on Monday morning after a man in his mid-twenties was shot during an elk-hunting trip in Västerbotten.

    Fatal instructor shooting a ‘freak accident‘ and ‘sheer stupidity,’ gun range

    The Express-Times – lehighvalleylive.com  – ‎Sep 3, 2014‎
    “It wasn’t education,” Cramsey said of the fatal accident. “It was sheer stupidity.” Gun violence prevention advocate Shira Goodman, of CeaseFire PA, said she hopes the sad incident can start a conversation about children at gun ranges.

    Roadblock set to benefit hunting accident victim

    Gadsden Times  – ‎Sep 4, 2014‎
    The friends of Cody Kuechle, a Rainbow City man injured in a Labor Day hunting accident, plan to raise money Saturday to offset expenses related to his hospitalization.

    Why the “NO HUNTING” Signs?

    I stopped by the small town hardware store yesterday to pick up some fresh “NO HUNTING” signs, and the clerk acted put out that I didn’t let trespassers shoot wildlife on my land.

    Like so many cunning hunters nowadays, he wanted to come across as some saintly, salt-of-the-earth type who would be doing me a favor by killing my deer friends. How could I possibly object to that?

    Well, in addition to the obvious, there’s always the chance that a family member could be hit by a stray bullet, pellet or arrow, as happened that same day to a beautiful husky mix who was just minding his own business:

    Husky survives after being shot in the head with an arrow

    By Keith Eldridge   Published: Sep 15, 2014

    RAYMOND, Wash. — The search is on for whoever shot a hunting arrow into the skull of a Husky mix dog. The arrow went in straight through the eye socket and the vet says it’s a miracle Sampson alive.

    At first, Sampson’s family and local veterinarians had no clue why his eye was swollen and bleeding. Then the initial X-rays showed the startling revelation: A hunting arrow was inside Sampson’s head. A CAT scan further detailed what was going on.

    “Razor sharp blades that went in and embedded in the back of his skull,” said Laura Bowerman, Sampson’s owner.

    Bowerman says Sampson and their other dog Delilah always roam free on the 30 acres just east of Raymond along the banks of the Willapa River. When Sampson was two hours overdue Sept. 7, they went looking for him.

    They found him collapsed at the end of the driveway.

    He was rushed to Willapa Vet Services where vets took X-rays showing the arrow went straight back under his brain, clipping the casing around the brain and just a little bit of his brain.

    Sampson needed a neurosurgeon immediately. A vet tech accompanied the dog and the family to Summit Vet Referral in Tacoma where neurologist Dr. Jerry Demuth successfully removed the arrow.

    “They had to open up the back of his skull to pull out the arrowhead and the rest of the shaft,” Bowerman said. Bowerman doesn’t suspect her neighbor as they have a longstanding agreement about the dogs. But it is bow hunting season for deer and elk. Even though “no trespassing” signs are posted, the area behind the Bowerman’s is prime for hunting.

    But why shoot a non-aggressive dog?

    “He doesn’t look like a wolf. He’s bigger than a coyote,” Bowerman said. “Somebody… it’s just mean. It’s got to be meanness. Who would shoot a dog?”

    So far the Bowerman family says it has spent $7,000 to keep their beloved dog alive.

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    Everything You Do Leaves an Impact, so You Might as Well Be an Ass-teroid

    One of hunters’ favorite fallacies these days is some form of the (il)logic that everything you do affects something in some way so you might just as well hunt down big “game.” It’s the same school of thought as, you can never be completely vegan so what’s the point in choosing not to eat animals?

    Apparently some folks, with nothing better to do, have been staying up nights wracking their brains to come up with as many ways imaginable that non-hunters, or even vegans, might inadvertently kill animals. Not because these spin-doctors really care about anything except themselves, but because it’s easier to try to break down someone else’s resolve than to look at ones’ own intentional acts of—or collaboration in—cruelty.

    After all, nature’s cruel, so you might as well be the cruelest, right? And as long as someone eats who you kill, it’s almost sacred, or something, isn’t it? (But, as PETA put it, “Did the fact that Jeffrey Dahmer ate his victims justify his crimes? What is done with the corpse after a murder doesn’t lessen the victim’s suffering.”)

    It’s like saying, you’ll never be Jesus so what’s the point of trying to live the best life you can? Sort of a variation of Lucifer’s “…better to lead in Hell…” credo.

    How’s that working out, Satan? Hot enough for you down there?

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    Mississippians could make hunting a right

    http://www.sunherald.com/2014/09/06/5785114_mississippians-could-make-hunting.html?sp=/99/184/&rh=1

     

     

    A pro-hunting amendment to the state Constitution should be a slam dunk in Mississippi, a fiery-red state with hunting roots that run generations deep.

    But the National Rifle Association isn’t taking any chances with the Nov. 4 vote on the Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment.

    “This is a priority for the NRA and the hunting world nationwide,” NRA spokesman Lacey Biles said. “Years down the road, even a hunter-friendly state might turn the other way. It might be 20 years down the road, it might be 50. That’s the whole point of a constitutional amendment, to protect the future, and a hunting heritage that is rich in Mississippi currently, we want that to be enshrined for generations to come.”

    The NRA, he said, takes the campaign directly to its members and tries to reach nonmembers through bumper stickers and flyers, much like a campaign for public office.

    “We’ll be doing quite a bit,” he said. “It’s a very important initiative for us.”

    He said among the NRA’s tenets is the idea “hunting is a preferred means of wildlife management.”

    The amendment won’t affect the state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks’s ability to license and regulate hunting, its spokesman Jim Walker said. And Mississippi isn’t alone. Seventeen states have right-to-hunt amendments. The earliest was Vermont. It added one in 1777.

    Animal-rights activists say they aren’t planning any particular campaign in Mississippi.

    “We educate people all over the world about the problems with hunting,” said Ashley Byrne of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which has long opposed hunting in general. “The fact is that it is cruel and unnecessary and it breeds insensitivity toward suffering of others, it damages ecosystems and disturbs animal populations.”

    PETA and the National Council of State Legislatures agree hunting is on the decline. That, said Byrne, has hunters nervous.

    “Hunters are worried because hunters know the popularity of hunting is plummeting,” she said. “The number of hunters is dropping every year. Most younger people prefer environmentally sound and non-consumptive activities to enjoy the outdoors — wildlife photography, hiking and camping.”

    The council says there is some competition between hunters and others.

    “Sportsmen in many states increasingly feel as if they are the ones outside the duck blind, and they are turning to state constitutions to ensure their hallowed pastime will continue in perpetuity,” the council writes on its website. “Increasing urbanization, decreased habitat, declining numbers of sportsmen, and more restrictions on hunting are common factors in the quest to assert the right to hunt and fish in a state’s most basic and difficult-to-amend document. On land that has been traditionally open to sportsmen, development of farmland and forests, along with pressure from other recreational groups such as hikers and off-road vehicles, is putting the pinch on the available land for harvesting game and fish.”

    WFP’s Walker said a few years back, hunting was in a bit of a tailspin.

    “Single-family households play a big part in that,” he said. “Competition from, believe it or not, video games and other outdoor sports. People not having a place to hunt, losing land leases, things like that. Young people not getting into the game.”

    Mississippi, he said, saw that and actively began recruiting hunters and hunting bounced back.

    “We recognized several years ago that if we are going to keep our numbers strong, we’re going to have to go after the youth,” he said. “In Mississippi, our numbers are pretty strong. Our hunting classes are full. Our youth hunts are sold out.”

    He said the department has reached out to women, minorities and young people because hunting is important to its conservation program. For example, he said, without hunting, the deer population would be out of control.

    “If it isn’t controlled, the population suffers,” he said. “There’s not enough food, there’s not enough land.”

    But, he said, it’s OK that people hunt for enjoyment and food also.

    “I like the smell of gunpowder,” he said.

     

    A Proud Texas Trophy Hunter Sits Atop His African Kill

    Source unknown:
    WAKE UP WORLD WAKE UP .WHAT YOU ARE NEVER TOLD ;American trophy hunter Bill from Texas flew to Africa from America to murder this female elephant for fun .Possibly this female may have been a matriarch with group to lead or even young ones.American trophy hunters mostly with a tiny exception of a few other nationalities but mainly American trophy hunters who are currently fighting their American government ban of ivory from trophy hunted elephants from Tanzania and Zimbabwe.They murder as many elephants as Chinese headed African poaching syndicates.The difference is taxidermist After the trophy hunters are finished taking photos posing next to their victims , they move in cut the body up parts like the head ,feet and tail for case of elephants ,rhinos and lions to prepare to send to America these are the pictures the media never shows you hidden so tightly . Some times they prep the whole body to send to America.The reason you never shown this is because they move the bloodied bodies were as the poachers are just after just ivory or horn and leave the rest of the body behind to take the ivory or rhino horn to their Chinese heads.Trophy hunters and poachers both bad both murderers but you are only shown one .Both massacring African endangered wildlife,murdering in equal numbers but now you know . Below is two female American trophy hunters playing with cut off feet of an elephant they just killed as the taxidermist prepares the body parts to be taken to America.Poachers do it got money ,the trophy hunter for the love of killing.Both murderers both should held accountable equally.DONT FORGET AMERICA AND CHINA ARE THE TWO LARGEST MARKETS FOR IVORY .WAKE UP WORLD WAKE UP BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.
    Photo: WAKE UP WORLD WAKE UP .WHAT YOU ARE NEVER TOLD ;American trophy hunter Bill from Texas flew to Africa from America to murder this female elephant for fun .Possibly this female  may have been a matriarch with group to lead or even young ones.American trophy hunters mostly with a tiny exception of a few other nationalities but mainly American trophy hunters  who are currently fighting their American  government ban of ivory from trophy hunted  elephants from Tanzania and Zimbabwe.They murder as many elephants as Chinese headed African poaching syndicates.The difference is taxidermist   After the trophy hunters are finished taking photos posing next to their victims , they move in  cut the body up parts like the head ,feet and tail  for case of elephants ,rhinos and lions to prepare to send to America these are the pictures the media never shows you hidden so tightly . Some times they  prep the whole body to send to America.The reason you never shown this is because they move the bloodied bodies were as the poachers are just after just ivory or horn and leave the rest of the body behind  to take the ivory or rhino horn to their Chinese heads.Trophy hunters and poachers both bad both murderers but you are only shown one  .Both massacring African  endangered wildlife,murdering in equal numbers but now you know . Below is two female American trophy hunters playing with cut off feet of an elephant they just killed  as the taxidermist prepares the body parts to be taken to America.Poachers do it got money ,the trophy hunter for the love of killing.Both murderers both should held accountable equally.DONT FORGET AMERICA AND CHINA ARE THE TWO LARGEST MARKETS FOR IVORY .WAKE UP WORLD WAKE UP BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.
     
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