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#3051860 - 11/27/12 03:22 PM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: ]
ReedJL
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I don't CATCH deer and I don't Harvest them I KILL them!
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#3051950 - 11/27/12 04:36 PM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: ]
bowriter
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If we keep inventing cute, PC phrases to substitute for what we do, where does it end? When do we start euthanizing instead of harvesting? At what point do we release them from life?

I strongly, quite strongly think it is time for us to take a stand and quit playing word games. I do not want non-hunters thinking I am making excuses for killing. Farmers don't.

Farmers do not harvest their chickens or hogs. They kill them. Why then should we sugar coat what we do? I absolutely refuse to use the word harvest in my columns, articles and books. I refer to the TWRA information as the kill report instead of what they call it. When I am sent a picture and someone says they "harvested" something, I change the word to kill.

Why use an incorrect term for a perfectly legitimate action? Let us all speak, write and act correctly.

I do not fear anti-hunters in the least. The group of hunters from which I believe we should be most concerned are hunters. They are the ones who will influence non-hunters.
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#3052098 - 11/27/12 06:02 PM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Why use an incorrect term for a perfectly legitimate action? Let us all speak, write and act correctly.

You might want to buy a new, up-to-date dictionary.

The definition of harvest from Merriam-Webster's: "to gather, catch, hunt, or kill (as salmon, oysters, or deer) for human use, sport, or population control"

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#3052118 - 11/27/12 06:10 PM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: Buzzard Breath]
bowriter
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You mean as in commercial salmon-pen raised, commercial oysters-seeded and deer-pen raised. My dictionary works just fine. You do not harvest deer for population control, you kill them.

I tawt we aww node dat.
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#3052135 - 11/27/12 06:18 PM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
You mean as in commercial salmon-pen raised, commercial oysters-seeded and deer-pen raised. My dictionary works just fine. You do not harvest deer for population control, you kill them.

I tawt we aww node dat.

I'm just quoting the dictionary. No reason to go spelling like a first grader.

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#3052356 - 11/27/12 08:19 PM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: JeepKuntry]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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who cares how someone describes by the word harvest or kill.it is the same thing to me
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#3052647 - 11/28/12 04:56 AM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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The machoism never ends does it...lol.!!!!

You say to-ma-to and I say to-mah-to...lol.

I love the english language, so many words mean the same thing...
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#3052667 - 11/28/12 05:45 AM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: Bottom Hunter]
high country
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I don't have a problem using the term harvesting as much as the terms made famous by some of the celebrity hunters we have on the outdoor channel. Terms like dirt nap, wacked and stacked, dirt rolled, let the T/C bark. I think these terms are far worse for our sport than the term harvest. I mean, if you go to the TWRA's own web site to check the so called "kill" numbers they refer to the site as harvest reports not kill reports...

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#3052869 - 11/28/12 07:21 AM Re: Its killing not "Harvesting" [Re: high country]
BSK
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Exactly hill country. "Harvest" is the biologically correct term when talking about the number of deer killed in a given area. However, using the term "kill" is the correct term when talking about an individual deer killed by a hunter (or an animal you yourself killed). When hunting, I don't "harvest" deer, I "kill" them. However, the deer I killed is part of the overall annual "harvest" of deer in TN.


 Originally Posted By: high country
Terms like dirt nap, wacked and stacked, dirt rolled, let the T/C bark. I think these terms are far worse for our sport than the term harvest.


I couldn't agree more. I absolutely despise these terms.
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