Especially if you’re a wolf.
Yellowstone Park has hosted a re-integration of gray wolves into its ecosystem for 25 years and that’s a great idea, but it has its limitations. It seems that once they step outside the boundary of the park, death at the hands of a number of eager hunters lurks.
It’s probably more accurate to call them ‘shooters.’
Most of us who hunt, and describe ourselves as sportsmen are largely assassins, myself included. As an example, ‘duck-hunters’ mostly build blinds to hide themselves, set out decoys that look like real ducks bobbing contentedly on the water, call in passing flocks with duck-sounding wooden calls and then rise up to blast away as their prey glides in, expecting to join its fellows on the water.
I do this with great enthusiasm. Guilty as charged.
Deer ‘hunters’ find a trail during the off-season, where deer regularly pass back and forth from bedding down in woodlands to feeding in nearby cropland, then build a camouflaged tree stand, to sit and wait. Ti…