It gets you closer to God, it's a good way to get good meat, it builds relationships, and it helps the animal population remain stable.
Shame on hunters for providing for themselves right? Everyone should go to the grocery store and by meat where no animals were harmed. LOL
I have no time for ignorant activists moning about animal rights and that. Deer stalking actually helps the rest of the Deer. And likewise for other animals. However I do not support hunting endangered species. I have held a gun since I was small and don't regret shooting birds and deer.
Its fun, you get to kill stuff.
I'm fine with hunting as it is. I would not support the waste of animals or the killing of species that are not overpopulated. However, I see this as the reasoning behind regulated hunting. I support those who hunt for sustenance or fun. Neither harm the environment, nor do they go against nature, in that the animal world is full of hunting and killing for productive purposes. If you kill an animal, be respectful.
It's cruel because it causes animal suffering. The fact that people actually consider it a fun activity to go out and shoot an animal is sadistic. Animals are sentient beings capable of suffering, and so deserve not to have pain unjustly inflicted upon them.
Should only be condoned if it's for subsistence. Otherwise, it's just immoral, selfish and cruel. Inflicting harm to satisfy our animal desires makes us no better than animals. Yes, we are superior to animals; that's just more the reason why we should be benevolent towards them.