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#3048578 - 11/25/12 07:02 PM Its killing not "Harvesting"
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Agreed

http://wmra.org/post/killing-deer-killing-and-necessary
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#3048643 - 11/25/12 07:24 PM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: Poser]
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agree
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#3048644 - 11/25/12 07:25 PM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: plumbdaddy]
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Harvesting is what vegatarians do in the produce section at walmart!

Edited by timberjack86 (11/25/12 07:26 PM)
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#3048652 - 11/25/12 07:28 PM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: timberjack86]
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Yep, aint no farmer myself!
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#3048670 - 11/25/12 07:35 PM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: timberjack86]
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 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
Harvesting is what vegatarians do in the produce section at walmart!


"harvesting" is what the "amigos" do
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#3048692 - 11/25/12 07:43 PM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: Treestand Troubadour]
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Arise kill and eat!!!
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#3048947 - 11/25/12 10:29 PM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: ]
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I don't think of "harvesting" as just a euphemism. It connotes subsequent use of the animal. Killing does not.
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#3048962 - 11/25/12 10:54 PM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: pass-thru]
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 Originally Posted By: pass-thru
I don't think of "harvesting" as just a euphemism. It connotes subsequent use of the animal. Killing does not.


Maybe, just maybe you have a case there, BUT, hunters tend to only apply that term to big game animals. No one uses it to denote small game, upland birds, waterfowl etc. Why is that? and, since the term "harvest" is not applied to hunted animals across the board, what does that say about the people who use the term in the sense that you describe? Big game animals have subsequent use where waterfowl and small game do not? Face it, its TV lingo; a euphemism for killing trophy animals on TV that has entered the contemporary hunter lexicon. Some are quick to dismiss such language as just being "words", but the language we use says volumes about the way in which we think about hunting. That being the case, burying ourselves in euphemisms seems like a rather bad idea.

I once asked a hunter why she uses the word "harvest" and she stated that she is a hunter not a "murderer." This speaks volumes about that way in which she thinks about hunting. She thinks by killing a deer, one is "murdering" a deer, yet the act of "harvesting" a deer is somehow different. That is a problem, possibly a big problem that will bite hunting in its arse further down the road.
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#3048979 - 11/25/12 11:33 PM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: ]
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harvesting - reaping the food that has been sown

foraging - taking food growing in the wild

hunting - killing an animal that is smarter than most human vegetarians.
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#3049038 - 11/26/12 04:07 AM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: catman529]
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I cringe when I hear the word harvest when applied to hunting or gardening.my neighbor is from Pennsylvania. She doesn't say she picks tomatoes out of a garden. She harvest them haha. Same goes for deer hunting. You don't harvest a deer.you harvest a20 acre soybean field,IMO
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