Anti-hunters decided to attack a Lauren Hull, a taxidermist out of Oregon. They didn't know who they were up against!
A little while back, Oregon taxidermist Lauren Hull of Lauren Hull's Skull Cleaning, found herself in the crosshairs of keyboard warrior anti-hunters.
I know--insert appropriate eyeroll here.
Lauren's Facebook page received a barrage of 1-star reviews from people who are clearly anti-hunting non-customers. In fact, she received over one hundred 1-star reviews in about 24 hours.
Instead of taking the safe, PC move and just laying low until the controversy blew over, she decided to fire back with possibly the best response ever.
Before anyone condemns me for killing in vain, this is a Eurasian Collared Dove. In my state they are an invasive species and it is legal to kill as many as I want. They also decimate our sunflower fields and their breast meat makes for tasty appetizers!
I do feel 2% bad for tying someone's name to the dove to make my point but I feel that it is time that we start teaching the anti hunter crazies that their threats and insults will not go without consequence!
About a week ago one of these anti's posted on Eva Shockey's page that they hoped her baby would die, all because she is a hunter! I used to just ignore all of their comments but now I feel it's getting out of hand and collectively we should take action!
If they would slow their crazy down for a minute and do some research they would realize that WE pay to maintain wildlife and their habitats. Every gun, bullet, hunting license and permit gets taxed and put towards public forests, land conservation, wildlife management areas, wetlands, etc. But you can't tell the anti's this.
Either they don't get it or won't listen. So sometimes you have to speak their language and smoke a bird.
Whose with me? #antihuntersheldaccountable
I celebrate Lauren's unique and powerful response. However, when responding to anti-hunting keyboard warriors, I believe it's best for the everyday hunter to use facts and reason. You won't change the anti-hunters' minds, but you can sway the opinion of the non-hunters viewing it from the sidelines.
About the Author: Dominic Aiello is an avid hunter, angler, and wildlife policy expert. He is the President of the Oregon Outdoor Council, Cabela's Prostaff, and Outdoor Writer. Follow his adventures on Instagram @daiello91 or Twitter @HunterInformant.