GoWild CEO Responds to Anti-Hunting Column by Southern Magazine

GoWild CEO Responds to Anti-Hunting Column by Southern Magazine
GoWild CEO Responds to Anti-Hunting Column by Southern Magazine

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Today GoWild Cofounder, CEO, Brad Luttrell, officially released a response to a recent magazine article condemning hunters in the south as “paramilitary who engage in the burlesque of masculinity.” The entire column is available as in audio format on the GoWild podcast, Restless Native.

“Writers, photographers and content creators have important jobs,” states Luttrell in the response. “Documentary work is more than capturing a single moment. As conflict photographer James Nachtwey says about himself, this is about being a witness to moments in history.”

Much of the response identifies Luttrell’s reasons to hunt, which is in direct response to the original author’s exact sentiment and headline, designated as “Why I Don’t Hunt Anymore.” Luttrell highlights connections to food, nature and mental health as his top reasons to hunt, and explores the complications of killing.

“It’s my hope that the next time you see a hunter, you see more than a killer,” Luttrell said. “Together, our modern hunters and anglers have helped restore this great nation’s wildlife to numbers never seen before. Our elk, turkey, grouse, duck, and whitetail populations have never been more healthy than they are today, all in response to the actions of those who wander the woods in pursuit of game.”

Listen to the column here. GoWild asks hunters to share the podcast/column to stand strong for hunting, as well as to share the most important parts of their hunting journey.

“I don’t ask everyone to hunt—I realize it’s not a likely reality. But I do hope that those who don’t hunt can understand why I pursue this connection to nature and my food. My experience and respect for death grounds me in what it means to live. Knowing the gravity of mortality is an expansion of the mind, and it provides a moral compass for who I want to be: A respectful participant in nature, as opposed to one who takes and offers nothing in return. “

— Brad Luttrell, Cofounder, CEO of GoWild, a social media community for hunters and anglers


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Stripeseven
Stripeseven
1 year ago

Hunting is an American tradition. No need to try and explain it to an anti hunter. They don’t want to here it anyhow. They are not educated about hunting and conservation. If they are not actively participating in conservation efforts, they should be smart enough to remain quiet and move on.
Period..

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 year ago

When I turned 64 I applied for my South Carolina Senior Hunting and Fishing License for $9 which included all endorsements for fish and game. 3 years later I finally applied for the Senior Free Deer Tags hoping to maybe finally go hunting. Then when looking for a place to hunt, I discovered that 98% of the hunting land in the State is PRIVATELY owned, even the WMR (Wildlife Management Reserve) Land. All hunting is managed by Private Organizations on that land for the owners on guided hunts that can cost $1000 a day or more deer, and $600 and… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

This is also the way it is in Ok. If I cared to hunt there are plenty of people willing to let me hunt on their land. However, I do not care for the taste of deer. Now if there were moose or caribou then that would be a different story. One of the perils of having grown up in Fairbanks, Ak.

Irrenmann
Irrenmann
1 year ago

The “Why I Don’t Hunt Anymore” author, Charles Dodd White, mentions he hasn’t done so for 20 years, but then claims that’s due to recent changes he’s noticed in the behavior of sportsmen, such as having stickers he doesn’t like on their trucks. Hmm. Here’s a quote from the article: “Southern white manhood doesn’t know what to do with itself. People outside (and inside) the region consistently ridicule it for its role in racial prejudice, sexist dogma, and overall violent propensities.” The poorest white community in the United States has less crime than the richest African-American community in the United… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Irrenmann

@Irr, good sit rep.

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago
Reply to  Irrenmann

Oh no, you done did it now. He is a Prof and as such knows that of which he speaks. If you don’t believe it just ask him or most anyone else in academia.

Arizona
Arizona
1 year ago

Taking and offering nothing in return is an apt description of progressive democrats.

Knute
Knute
1 year ago
Reply to  Arizona

It is also an apt description of the author; one Charles White. Too bad he refuses to hunt. It might actually serve to connect him back to the land and nature, thus restoring his sanity.