A few days ago PETA released an anti-hunting profile frame on Facebook. Thousands of hunters protested the frame by using it for what it was not intended for. The frame said “Shoot Selfies, Not Animals.” Thousands of hunters posted their favorite trophy photo in the frame and things took off from there.
It was great to see hunters band together for a common cause. For one day on Facebook we took a break from arguing about which bow is better, whether we should use fixed blades or
mechanicals and other such nonsense. We were a united front. We knew who the enemy was and we attacked.
Now that things are winding down and many may not know where to go from here. For those that want to continue the fight, I would like to invite them to take the next step. Please stay involved
and join a conservation or hunters advocacy group or at the very least follow them on social media.
There are many great organizations out there that are fighting for our hunting rights and they need hunters like you to join the ranks. They need you to take the next step. Most memberships cost less than $50 dollars a year and the benefits you receive are defiantly worth it.
Besides the work they do in protecting your rights, most have resources to help equip you to be a hunting ambassador. They understand that the war against hunting is going to be won one person at a time. They know that everyday hunters are the only ones that can show non-hunters that hunting is still relevant, good, and needed in modern society.
There are many great organizations out there that would love to have you as a member. Seek them out and find one that matches the way you hunt. Here are a few of my favorites.
The Sportsmen Alliance http://www.sportsmensalliance.org/
Ducks Unlimited http://www.ducks.org/
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation http://www.rmef.org/
The Boone and Crocket Club http://www.boone-crockett.org/
Back Country Hunters and Anglers http://www.backcountryhunters.org/
These are many more take the time and find one that works for you. Let them help you become a hunting ambassador a get in the fight the heritage we love.
If you can join please do it, but at the very least please follow them on Facebook. They all put out news alerts and articles about what is going on in the world of hunting.
Stay informed and good luck this hunting season.