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I Have Seen the Future…Or So They Tell Me

January 20th, 2008

Because of this: Jacob and Buck I am told to expect this:Jacob Slayer
But the truth is, because I am teaching him to love the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, I am pretty sure I don’t have to worry about that future of crime. It has been shown over and over that kids who are taught to hunt and fish, along with respecting the outdoors and their quarry, are better behaved, and cause less trouble than others.

So, what do you all think?

13 Responses to “I Have Seen the Future…Or So They Tell Me”

  1. Patty Brewer Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 12:47 am

    He sure does look cute!

    You had (still do) the same interests, and you turned out OK, didn’t you?

  2. I guess i have turned out ok 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Glad to see some of my family has stumbled my way!

  3. Awesome pics!!!

  4. I’ve read a few articles that you’re referring to. They are just ridiculous.

    Great photos to make your point!

  5. I think you are doing the perfect things for your son. Those things being; 1. You are involved in his life and participate in things he does 2. You are introducing him into the outdoors which teaches respect and many lifelong lessons.

    I can’t wait to have kids so that I can teach them the exact same things!

  6. I think your son will turn out just fine… most of the kids who hunt that we know are better citizens than a lot of their peers and they have a greater respect for life and death. But, if your little boy turns out to be an ax-murderer just because he learned to hunt and fish as a child I guess my little girl will turn out the same way because she’ll be hunting and fishing as soon as she figures out the walking thing 🙂 Maybe before then if it is warm enough to take her snagging for spoonbill this spring!

  7. Arthur and Blessed,

    there’s nothing better than spending time with your kids hunting or fishing! They can even do some of that BEFORE they master that walking thing 🙂

  8. I’ve never understood how people can make the leap from teaching kids to hunt to causing kids to do violence. My bet is that kids who hunt are more responsible about guns and much more likely to understand that guns can cause injury or kill than kids who don’t hunt.

    It’s just another way to demonize hunting.

    I have to say, I like your little photo illustration too. Very good.

    By the way, welcome to the OBS. I’ve added you to the Supporter Blogroll, so hopefully some other members will be stopping by. I see a few have already been here.

  9. Newsflash: Little boys like guns and knives. At least kids that hunt learn how to handle guns and knives safely and have a much better idea of what they can do than kids who have never been exposed to hunting.

    Great post and pictures!

  10. The liberals who refuse to buy their boys “violent” toys such as toy guns were horrified to watch as their “non-violent” boys pretended their sisters’ Barbie dolls were guns!! We cannot, no matter how much we try, change the way God programmed us. The male of the species is the hunter-gatherer. Sometimes, the females like to join in–there should be no problem with that. The point is, as you have stressed, that we spend time with our children to teach them God’s word and to repect His creations, ALL his creations. I also love the way you made your point with the pictures. However, the sweet, adorable boy behind the mask may turn out OK, too. 😉

  11. crystal, that is a point i was about to come over here and make. we cannot take guns out of boys hands, because their hands will just become the guns! little boys will play with guns and knives as Matt said…they will find a way. better to teach them to respect them, and respect people than to try and hide our heads in the sand and act like we can make them ignore the guns!

  12. I agree it’s all about teaching your kids to respect firearms and safety. That doesn’t make a kid a murderer. I agree with Kris, I can’t count the times I see the kids outside playing cowboys with their “gun hands”.

  13. I am so thankful that my father and grandfather took me hunting and fishing when I was growing up. We need to get more kids involved in the great outdoors!

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