Introducing a segment on the end of the firearms season on deer, the female TV 6 newscaster issued a warning that “some of the images might be disturbing.” My, how hunting has changed, in my lifetime. We would mount our dead deer on the front hood of the car and parade up Winthrop’s Main Street, then hang the deer in the front yard for all to see and admire. Yes, admire. I don’t believe anyone found the dead deer to be disturbing.
As the TV 6 segment was showing, I was wondering if people who pass the supermarket meat counters are disturbed by all that meat, cut out of animals for their dining pleasure. Can it really be disturbing to see a deer killed by a hunter who values the opportunity to harvest his or her own animals and feed his or her family fresh, healthy meat?