HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Extreme Huntress Sweepsta...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:41 AM

Extreme Huntress Sweepstakes will award the best female animal "harvester"

Who's your fave for the most twisted hunting sister on the planet? Lots to choose from...

Stephanie Wottrich



"Extreme Huntress Ė thatís an appropriate description for me. Woman vs. Nature. Sometimes nature wins, sometimes I emerge victorious. To me, being extreme is about shedding my human scent and form, blending with my environment, becoming one with nature, stalking my prey. In doing so, the desired culmination is to harvest an animal."

Becoming one with nature except for that rifle in your hands, eh Stephanie? Awesome!

Phyllis Tucker



"As far back as I can remember, Iíve had the desire to hunt. As a small child, I use to go into the forest and sneak up on animals, just to see how close I could get. At that time, I didnít realize why this was so thrilling to me, but it was a challenge for a little girl. I was the third of seven children, but I was the only one who played alone in the forest. Over time, the deep instinct to hunt ached within my soul. No one in my family hunted. No one I ever knew hunted. It was just born within me. I had no influence or encouragement at all, but as the years passed, I knew I must satisfy the primal thirst for the challenge and adventure of hunting animals in their own habitats."

Whoa, Phyllis..too much information! Hate to be nearby when you have a bad day!

Debbie Thames



I have been very blessed to hunt many animals in North America and Africa. My trophies include pronghorn in Wyoming, mountain lion in Montana, grizzly in Alaska, black bear in Canada, alligators in Florida, whitetail in Mexico, mule deer, whitetail, javelina, hog, dove, quail and turkey in Texas. Iíve been to Africa four times, Zimbabwe in 2002 and 2006 and then to South Africa in 2007 and 2009. In 2007, I completed the Africa Big Five, which consists of Cape buffalo, leopard, elephant, lion and rhino. Along with the Big Five, Iíve harvested numerous species of plains game.Ē

"Harvested"...idn't that kinda like "killed"? Whatever gets you through the night, Debbie!

http://www.tahoefilms.com/contests/extreme-huntress-contest-2/

23 replies, 2952 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 23 replies Author Time Post
Reply Extreme Huntress Sweepstakes will award the best female animal "harvester" (Original post)
wtmusic Nov 2012 OP
yesphan Nov 2012 #1
wtmusic Nov 2012 #4
TheMightyFavog Nov 2012 #15
orwell Nov 2012 #2
RC Nov 2012 #3
joeybee12 Nov 2012 #5
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #6
NV Whino Nov 2012 #7
Aerows Nov 2012 #9
NV Whino Nov 2012 #10
Aerows Nov 2012 #11
Aerows Dec 2012 #17
NV Whino Dec 2012 #18
Aerows Dec 2012 #19
msanthrope Dec 2012 #23
RebelOne Nov 2012 #8
Aerows Nov 2012 #12
Raine Nov 2012 #13
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #14
wtmusic Nov 2012 #16
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #20
wtmusic Dec 2012 #22
locks Dec 2012 #21

Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:55 AM

1. To me,

"harvest" intimates consumption . Did you ladies go on to eat your kills ?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yesphan (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:06 PM

4. Of course not, just an empty euphemism

and just killing for the sheer joy of it.

There are issues here.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wtmusic (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:12 PM

15. I could see eating the Cape Buffalo in the first pic. Probably a bit like Beef or Buffalo.

But elephant? Lion? Bleh, I wouldn't think those are good eating at all.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:57 AM

2. Awesome...

...you can kill things too!

You've come a long way baby!

(The elephant photo is particularly sickening...)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:57 AM

3. That is obscene.

 

Killing for trophies? If you like hunting that much, join the military or become a mercenary and get yourself in one of our war zone. Now there's the thrill of the hunt, because your quarry is hunting YOU too!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:08 PM

5. These women are a name I can't use on DU...

Rot in hell you you-know-whats.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:11 PM

6. Sick. Don't care if they're women or men, it's just senseless

slaughter.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:44 PM

7. I'm going to enter my cat, Millie

She's racked up an impressive number (and variety) of rodents. She eats them, too. Well, except for the shrews.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NV Whino (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:54 PM

9. Mine has captured an extremely impressive number of rodents

And she eats them all, INCLUDING the shrews. I found six on the porch one day, all three of them completely flattened and their innards gone. I was outside one night and heard her meow at me, but i couldn't see her very well. I bent down to pet her and realized that she had a humongous rat in her mouth and that's why the meow sounded muffled.

Needless to say, I don't pet her in the dark anymore without confirming that she isn't bringing in a trophy. Nowadays, though, she is turning into a fat, lazy house cat. She was starving when I first started feeding her, and I don't doubt the things that she caught were what kept her alive. What is odd is that she isn't feral in the slightest. She has better manners in the house than my cat that has lived indoors her entire life!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:02 PM

10. You win!



None of my cats have ever eaten shrews.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NV Whino (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:51 PM

11. I've gotten the most

repulsive "presents" in the way of dead things but I still think the world of my sweet cat. I adore her.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NV Whino (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:31 AM

17. Do yours eat lizards?

Mine leaves the head, forearms and some dangling entrails as little gifts, too when she goes outside. Thank goodness there isn't a fish pond nearby because God only knows what I would come home to, partially eaten. She eats the hell out of shrews. Their disgusting little pelts and flattened bodies are nasty. Don't get me started on the bird heads and beaks... and nothing else but piles of feathers. Ick. The squirrel haunch, complete with a paw, so I was clear on exactly what it was she was offering to me, was a "lovely" surprise, let me tell you.

Thank goodness for Fancy Feast. She has gotten a lot less interested in hunting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:30 AM

18. My current batch of kitties aren't big on eating reptiles

Although I've rescued countless snakes with which they like to play. They've brought me several bats as well. I've been able to rescue most bats, but I do find the occasional set of bat feet in the morning.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NV Whino (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:38 AM

19. I'm blessed that I've yet to receive a bat

Thank goodness for small favors

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:44 AM

23. I had a cat, a great mouser, who would leave trophies in my shoes.

That cat is long passed, but I still turn my shoes over and shake before I put them on---force of habit.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:52 PM

8. Harvested is a substitute for the word kill.

I worked for outdoors magazines for 13 years. When I first started working there, I saw the word harvest used when talking about a hunter's kill. My thought was: Are these animals considered crops to be harvested?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:54 PM

12. My uncle that I like to think has donte good things .but.

Claimed he shot a cat that was fishing in his pond. I didn't see it, but my mother told me about. We are appalled.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:57 PM

13. Ugh REPULSIVE nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:09 PM

14. ANTBODY who kills an elephant is the lowest piece of shit subhuman possible

 

IMO.

Same goes for lions, too.

I can see killing AND EATING water buffalo, but eating is the most important part.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RomneyLies (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:51 PM

16. Agree

Put them out on the plain without their fucking gun, and we'll see some sportsmanship.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:45 AM

20. Every single species of rhino in the world is 'Near Threatened' or worse. How can someone be proud

of killing one? There are only about 25,000, of all species, in the whole world.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:11 PM

22. How can someone be proud of killing an elephant?

One of the gentlest, biggest targets in the entire animal kingdom.

WTF. These people have serious issues.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 05:49 PM

21. the love of harvesting

These women remind me of the young man who walked into a movie theater in Colorado and harvested 12 people and injured 58. Bright, educated, thought he was blessed to take on a challenge and satisfy a primal urge. Because these people are sick we should pity them but never let them near a gun.

I was in Africa last Dec.; what a real blessing to see wild animals in their own environment, to learn about their lives, how they care for each other and mourn their losses, to understand their amazing ways of migrating, communicating, and survival.
In 1970 there were 65,000 black rhinos, now there are 2,300, a 96% decline. In 1970 there were 1.3 million elephants left; now 85% of Kenya's elephant are gone. Despite the 1989 CITES ban on ivory trading, hundreds of thousands are poached each year due to lack of law enforcement and the rising price and demand in Asia for ivory for medicine and religious trinkets.
I wish hunters would have to visit the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi to see and feed the baby elephants who are rescued when their mothers are killed in front of them. Where they must be given 24/7 care for 3-4 years as their mothers would have done and returned to the wild where the older elephants take them in and raise them. And be made to read research and books like The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony. Hard to imagine they could ever look at their "trophies" again.

One more point: I love cats but scientists estimate that hundreds of millions of our song and backyard birds are killed by cats; many of our most beautiful species are threatened. And in Colorado every year we lose hundred of pets we let outdoors to coyotes, mountain lions, and bears.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread