The Way of the KILLSHOT

  • Bear Hunting: A Case for Responsible Wildlife Management

    Bear hunting has long been a contentious issue, with passionate arguments on both sides of the debate. While concerns about animal welfare and conservation are valid and should be addressed, it is crucial to recognize the potential benefits that responsible bear hunting can offer when managed correctly. 
  • Eat What You Kill - The Ethical Approach

    In a society dominated by instant gratification and disconnected from the sources of our sustenance, there is a growing need to adopt a more mindful and responsible approach to life and diet. The "eat what you kill" philosophy encourages individuals to embrace a lifestyle centered around taking personal responsibility for their choices, understanding the origins of their food, and prioritizing sustainable practices. 
  • Are Sharks Sustainable To Eat?

    Sharks have long been portrayed as ferocious predators and apex predators of the ocean. However, due to overfishing and other anthropogenic factors, many shark populations have suffered significant declines in recent decades. While conservation efforts have focused on protecting these majestic creatures, it is important to note that not all shark species are endangered or at risk.
  • How Have Hunters Helped the Elk Population in the US?

    The Pittman-Robertson Act, also known as the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, was enacted in 1937 as a response to the declining populations of wildlife in the United States. Since its introduction, the act has had a profound impact on the conservation of wildlife, particularly elk. The Pittman-Robertson Act is unique in that it provides a direct link between the activities of hunters and the funds used to support wildlife conservation.
  • Be A Responsible Member of the Hunting Community

    Hunting can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility. As a hunter, it is important to be respectful to your prey and to act as a responsible and ethical member of the hunting community. One of the ways to do this is by being mindful of your behavior on social media, which can play a significant role in shaping public perception of hunting. Here are some dos and don'ts.
  • Why Hunting Beats Buying Meat Every Time

    Hunting your own food has a lot of advantages over buying it from a store, including the ability to know exactly where your food comes from and how it was handled. Sourcing your own food also provides a sustainable, memorable and fulfilling aspect to your day to day life, and will influence other areas of your life if you try it out.
  • Hunters: Key in Maintaining the Existence of the Species They Hunt

    Hunters play a crucial role in maintaining the existence of wildlife species in North America. While hunting is often viewed as a controversial practice, it is an important tool in wildlife management and conservation efforts with wildlife populations carefully managed through hunting regulations and licensing programs.
  • Is Converting to Veganism Really Saving Animals?

    Many people choose to forgo meat in their diet as a way to prevent the deaths of animals. If that's the driving factor for an individual, it would probably be helpfu to understand whether a vegan lifestyle actually does save the lives of animals or not. Let's look into the direct and indirect impact that farming has on animal populations as we consider whether going vegan is helpful or harmful to critters.
  • How Hunting Benefits Wild Game Populations - Pittman-Robertson

    While opponents to hunting paint the activity as a detriment to wildlife and the balance of natural populations, there are many examples of the benefits provided by hunters to the wild. One such example is the Pittman-Roberson act of 1937 which imposes an excise tax on hunting equipment and ammunition, with the revenue generated used to fund conservation and wildlife management programs.
  • Spearfishing: The Sustainable Way To Fish

    Spearfishing, the ancient practice of hunting fish with a spear or other sharp implement, has long been considered a sustainable method of fishing. In comparison to other methods such as commercial fishing with nets or recreational fishing with hooks, spearfishing has several key advantages that make it more sustainable for fish populations.