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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2009, 10:04:51 AM »

Only to eat.  Before going out to hunt there are rituals and prayers, and immediately after the kill, we offer prayers thanking the animal for allowing itself to be killed so that we may continue to live.  I realize this may seem hypocritical to many, but it's just our way.  Once the animal is killed, we use as much of it as possible, wasting little, out of respect for it's life, and the loss of it.  For example, meat is eaten, hide is used for leather for clothing, sinew for thread, bones for tools, hooves for glue and rattles (for ceremony).  Even the eyes can be used as the fluid in the eyes makes a  most wonderful varnish... Horns for handles for knives, etc.  Granted, most people, even many natives, don't follow these guidelines.  Many, like myself, still follow the traditional ways.  I make no judgements on the ways of others, this is just the path some of us follow.
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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2009, 12:58:26 PM »

I don't think its hypocritical at all. I have more respect for someone that hunts using your methods than most others.
I do not believe in hunting for sport and taking a life in such a frivolous manner.
I think its great and its important that you and others continue the traditions of your ancestors or your culture would be lost and that would be a great loss.
I love to hear about the native american culture, its very interesting.
Actually, my sisters are married to brothers that are native american, mescalero apache. They were put into the system as children and seperated at that point, found each other years later and ended up marrying my sisters.
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« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2009, 04:37:26 PM »

Small world, isn't it?
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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2009, 12:20:01 PM »

Crows are especially sacred to me.
I don't kill anything without reason or purpose. Especially something defenseless.
To kill anything to watch it fall, leaves one with a cold black soul.

I do hunt but I take the animals life with respect, reverence and forgiveness.

What's the difference?  I mean, to me, I've always heard, eat what you kill... and that's the way I've tried to live, but if you're hunting for sport and not food, what difference does it make wheather you're jovial about the kill or reverent about it?

I don't hunt for sport.
Ever.
I won't pass judgment on those who kill for sport.
But they are empty inside and I avoid them.
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« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2009, 12:29:07 AM »

I won't pass judgment on those who kill for sport.
But they are empty inside and I avoid them.

Well as long as you're not passing judgement on them... cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2009, 07:50:10 AM »

 rolleyes
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