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Though I personally don’t know if they waste the meat, I would be surprised if that was the case. They do seem like avid hunters and most hunters I know, myself included, respect the animal and if they aren’t personally going to keep the meat, there are many meat processing companies that will donate the meat you don’t want to keep and give to local family services.
Another thing to remember is that there is more to hunting than just getting food. Hunting is a tool used for the conservation and regulation of wild animals, if done legally of course.
Also, duck hunting is also one of the most difficult of all hunting sports. There is a lot that goes into a duck hunt: setting out decoys, building a concealed/camouflaged blind, typically sitting in the cold on a rainy/cloudy day, learning various calling methods, and distinguishing various bird species. A high skill of shooting is also required for duck hunting. All of these things attribute to the difficulty involved in a duck hunt. Many hunters enjoy this level of difficulty and find that it can be a peaceful and enjoyable experience. I have only gone on 1 duck hunt and it was an amazing experience, difficult and at times miserable, but loved every minute of it. I guess its hard to explain for someone who hasn’t done it before.
All in all, my opinion is that hunting is supposed to be fun. Many hunters I know respect the outdoors and want to do what they’re doing within the laws and regulations to help conserve and regulate wildlife. Of course, every hunter is different and their view on the subject will differ. If a hunter does shoot an animal to just kill it and leave its meat for waste then I say yes, fuck those guys. I have found several whitetail deer in my area in years past that have been thrown off the side of the road with only their antlers sawed off and when I see that it puts a sour taste in my mouth, because it gives those who do hunt legally a bad reputation. The people who do that are poachers and I hope they get the sweet, sweet justice they deserve. That’s just my 2 cents though, hopefully yall can see where I’m coming from.