Daryl Kirby's GON Blog


Hunting Is Honorable And Glorious

I saw a buddy of mine over the holidays. Good guy, lives in Atlanta, works as an architect, doesn’t hunt. “How was your harvest?” he asked. “Pretty dang good — 42 bushels an acre.” “No, your deer harvest.” “Oh. I killed two, but we’ve eaten one of ’em up already. Freezer’s pretty empty. By the…

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HSUS Is Anti-Hunting, And Not Your Local Animal Shelter

Back in the 1950s, the American Humane Society was responsible for setting up animal shelters across the country, a needed and valuable venture that dealt with stray dogs and cats. Apparently some folks wanted the organization to get more involved in animal-rights’ issues. A split occurred, and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)…

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Anti-Hunting Messages In Our Schools

Quick quiz… what’s more frightening for the future of hunting and wildlife conservation? Is it that hunter numbers are falling in Georgia, and that the percentage of hunters under 34 years old gets smaller and smaller each year? Or, is it that animal-rights groups like PETA and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) are…

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Animal-Rights Priorities: Save Crabs, Take Over Wienermobile

Folks are getting blown up in London, our young men and women face bullets and bombs every day in Iraq and Afghanistan, and there is a report of crab abuse in California. The horrors in this world must stop. Please send money and please write letters. Civil disobedience may be needed, and if so, your…

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Is Your Child’s Teacher The Next Award-Winning, Animal-Rights Educator?

School’s out for summer. The kids are thrilled, but some stay-at-home-moms and dads are already looking for good summer camps. Another group that can’t wait until August is the animal-rights organizations. It seems that schools, public and private, have become a fertile recruiting ground for future animal-rights supporters. Both PETA and HSUS, the two big anti-hunting…

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Animal Rights Groups Feeling The Heat

Folks, there is outrage, shock — and a desperate plea for money — coming from the PETA headquarters. Ingrid Newkirk, founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is in utter disbelief at a sudden turn of events. It seems that groups are buying advertisements, even billboards, that depict PETA and animal rights in…

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HSUS: Anti-Hunting 101

If a GON subscriber doesn’t know that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is our No. 1 anti-hunting enemy, then theyʼre getting the magazine just for the pictures. They sure arenʼt reading the thing. The “Eye on the Antis” column has been a part of GON since 1991. Thatʼs 13 years of trying…

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Safari Club Launches National Effort To Fight Anti-Hunters, But Who Is Leading Local Fight?

The first issue of a brand new magazine came across my desk last month. It had slick, glossy paper and a handsome buck on the cover. My first thought was… another national hunting magazine with a lot of articles on gear, Illinois bucks, and maybe a how-to article on driving a neck of woods between…

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