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Safe sports

Hunting is safer than bowling. And apparently every other sport too.

4 Responses to “Safe sports”

  1. georgeh Says:

    Hemingway famously claimed that if it was safe, it wasn’t a sport, but mere athletics.

  2. Lyle Says:

    Well, I guess if you’re hunting in Africa it could be dangerous. Deer in Washington State, not so much. We don’t have many animals that consider you food, and besides; most deer are taken close to home (got one this fall within 350 yards of my front door). You don’t risk an encounter a kitty cat, a bear or the wolves unless you get a little farther out. I’ll refrain from making jokes about the former vice president.

    I suppose since a hunter is by definition armed, hunting is safer than backpacking or just hiking unarmed. Same basic activity, with or without a defensive arm. I’ve done it both ways, and I haven’t died yet. Not even once.

  3. Chas Says:

    Markie Marxist sez: “Hunting is safer than bowling? No one will buy that; it’s counterintuitive. However, we Marxists can sell people on the idea that hunting is the most dangerous sport there is, and therefore must be banned. The ignorant public will buy that.”

  4. mike w. Says:

    I suppose it depends on what you’re hunting. Hunting tigers wouldn’t be particularly safe….