Donald Trump, Jr. once said, “Hunting forces a person to endure, to master themselves, even to truly get to know the wild environment. Actually, along the way, hunting makes you fall in love with the natural world. This is why hunters so often give back by contributing to conservation.” Trump was speaking the absolute truth when he said this. Hunting provides the hunter and his family the meat of the animal that he has killed. Today, hunters put a lot of time and even more money into getting everything ready to be able to go out there and get natural food from the woods. They will go to extreme measures to put a stand in just the right spot, even if that means making someone mad. Hunting stirs up just about every emotion one person can think of, including fear, nervousness, and thrill. Hunting is a way of life that God approves of in the Bible, makes for great memories, puts food on the table, and lets you enjoy the great outdoors.
In the Bible, hunting dates back to the days of Noah, when God first gave him the go-ahead to eat meat. Genesis 27:3 says, “Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.” Of course, this does not mean that game should be killed indiscriminately or recklessly. It is repulsive to see some hunters kill merely for the sake of gaining a trophy, the antlers of a deer or an elk, for example, and leave the rest of the carcass to rot. Such irresponsible actions are wrong. On the other hand, the humane culling of herds of deer, bison, and other such animals is necessary and merciful conservation of nature. Nevertheless, the idea that it is wrong to kill any animals for whatever reason is not supported by the Bible. If it were, God would not have bothered to tell man which animals to eat. He simply would have instructed man not to eat any of them. To the contrary, He gives mankind permission to kill animals for food.
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