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Hunter who received ‘nasty’ death threats is now an inspiration to female hunting community

http://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/2017/12/07/hunter-who-received-nasty-death-threats-is-now-inspiration-to-female-hunting-community.html

Hunter and advocate Nikki Tate has been feeling a little overwhelmed since an articleabout her love of duck and deer hunting went viral.

“It’s been crazy,” Tate told Fox News. “Both positive and negative, but mostly positive.”

The 27-year-old lawyer had been receiving death threats through her Instagram, which showcases her hunting lifestyle.

“People would send things like, ‘I wish I could do to you what you did to that deer,’ or ‘Karma is a b—-,’” she said.

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Tate often posts pictures of herself and her hunting dogs posing with carcasses of deer, hogs and waterfowl.  (Nikki Tate)

But Tate, who promotes ethical hunting, says the death threats weren’t shocking.

HUNTER FORCED TO DEFEND HER LIFESTYLE AFTER RECEIVING DEATH THREATS

“People have strong opinions and hunting is a trigger for a lot of people,” Tate said.

“I know other female hunters who have received those kinds of comments, and once I started getting a larger audience [on Instagram], random negative comments would start to trickle in,” she added. “Around 10K followers I would start getting private messages, really nasty and threatening comments.”

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Tate says she’s been sent “really nasty and threatening comments” due to her lifestyle.  (Nikki Tate)

However, the hostile messages have paled in comparison to the outpouring of support she has received from the hunting community — after the article, her Instagram gained more than 2,000 followers overnight.

“People have messaged me on Instagram saying I am a role model and inspiration, and thanking me for supporting conservation,” she said.

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Tate tells Fox News she hunts because it lets her know “exactly where my food came from.”  (Nikki Tate)

Also outside of the death threats, her unexpected celebrity has started a respectful dialogue around hunting that she hopes will continue.

“People who don’t agree with me have messaged me and asked me questions about hunting and why I do it. We have had very intellectual conversations — it’s been so rewarding for me.”

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Now that she’s been pushed into the limelight, Tate says she wants to use the opportunity to further spread her message about conservation and hunting.

“When you kind of get in the public eye and you have an opportunity to spread a message about conservation, take it,” she said. “I’m involved and I love being involved. I want to do something positive with the attention.”

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“When you kind of get in the public eye and you have an opportunity to spread a message about conservation, take it,” says Tate.  (Nikki Tate)

More: http://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/2017/12/07/hunter-who-received-nasty-death-threats-is-now-inspiration-to-female-hunting-community.html

16 thoughts on “Hunter who received ‘nasty’ death threats is now an inspiration to female hunting community

  1. It is a shame about the death threats. It is also a shame about her hunting ((recreational killing of wildlife), which should not be normalized or glorified.

  2. Oh, she’s a role model for me, too….a role model of what to never emulate. What the world needs is thoughtful people with empathy for all beings. Sadly there are many who embrace and promote a world view of dominance and violence, and she is clearly one of them. Bravo, Tate, for thrusting more suffering onto an already agonized world.

  3. So let’s play the victim card. Make yourself look both the victim and the righteous rebel against the world at the same time. So much fuel for the ego. Note the comment about “female” hunters. Nice make it a sexism thing, even though this has nothing to do with gender equality or descrimintation. In fact it’s very fair indeed: it doesn’t matter if you’re a male or female because you’re all the same blood thirsty monsters with your heads so far up your own backsides you can’t see the writing on the wall. Talk nice and polite all you want, it’s just more damning evidence of your unchecked psychopathy.

    There are way better people out there doing far greater good and risking far more for others than Tate’s selfish hobby of obliterating other life forms and wanting praise for it. There are people who give their time (and sometimes lay down their lives) for others and want nothing in return but for the world to get just that little bit better.

    • “There are way better people out there doing far greater good and risking far more for others than Tate’s selfish hobby of obliterating other life forms and wanting praise for it. ”
      So True–great points! (I hope she doesn’t feel threatened by your words, though;)

  4. She hunts so she knows exactly where her food comes from. Hope she has the deer meat tested. The cost is only abt $85. Cheaper to go to the grocery store to get USDA inspected dead animal meat. Shame on her.

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