HUNTING PRINCIPLES

Hunting principles include fair chase hunting and hunting with respect for life. By learning about the various hunting principles, you will be able to think over the different arguments and decide where you stand on the issues.

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What is considered unfair hunting?

It's no surprise that hunting -- because it involves killing -- is a controversial sport. However, there are some practices -- canned, Internet and baited hunting -- that are considered unfair. But others believe these methods offer increased safety.

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  • Does deer hunting reduce car accidents?
    Does deer hunting reduce car accidents?

    Deer jumping across the road can be serious hazards for drivers. So what's the best way to prevent it from happening? Should more people go hunting? See more »

  • How Fair Chase Hunting Works
    How Fair Chase Hunting Works

    The debate over hunting goes way back. While activists and sportsmen will probably be in dispute for years to come, there are steps being taken to make this sport as ethical as possible. That's the idea behind fair chase hunting. See more »

  • How Hunting with Respect for Life Works
    How Hunting with Respect for Life Works

    While some hunters hold a deep respect for the animals and try to make the process quick and painless, others may not be as concerned with the well-being of their prey. So how do you hunt with respect for life? See more »

  • How to Conserve Hunting Habitats
    How to Conserve Hunting Habitats

    More and more, the country has ever-sprawling suburbs that are cutting into natural preserves of land where animals make their home. Hunters, big game enthusiasts and admirers of the natural world are directly affected by this ever-shrinking scenery. See more »

  • Top 5 Tips for Safe Hunting
    Top 5 Tips for Safe Hunting

    Hunting can be a dangerous activity. The hunter carries a weapon, the game might turn violent and there are other hazards, too. So what's the best way for a hunter to avoid trouble? See more »

  • What is considered unfair hunting?
    What is considered unfair hunting?

    It's no surprise that hunting -- because it involves killing -- is a controversial sport. However, there are some practices -- canned, Internet and baited hunting -- that are considered unfair. But others believe these methods offer increased safety. See more »

  • What is the public image of hunters?
    What is the public image of hunters?

    When someone asks you to visualize a hunter, what does your minds eye conjure? Is it a dour-faced, burly man dressed from head to toe in camouflage, holding a rifle in one hand and a dead animal in the other? See more »

  • What's so bad about fox hunting?
    What's so bad about fox hunting?

    Hounds, horseback riders and the hunt -- in Great Britain, this is what foxes are for. At least, until a controversial act banning fox hunting was enacted. Why the hullabaloo? See more »

  • The Ultimate Hunting with Respect for Life Quiz
    The Ultimate Hunting with Respect for Life Quiz

    Many people argue against hunting as a sport, even when the principles of hunting with respect for life are applied. Organizations such as PETA would like to see hunting come to an end, because they consider it cruel and inhuman. Even proponents of hunting with respect for life want to see some forms of hunting end. Take our quiz on hunting with respect for life to learn more about the arguments on both sides. See more »

  • The Ultimate Safe Hunting Quiz
    The Ultimate Safe Hunting Quiz

    Many people enjoy hunting for game and often the entire family gets involved in a hunt. Any time people use guns, crossbows or other hunting weapons the need for safety is of prime importance. Every hunter should complete weapons safety training. Take our quiz to learn more about hunting safely. See more »

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