Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Quote of the Week

"American hunting has thrived because it shuns the elitism and snobberies of the Old World. With each passing year, market forces have delivered weapons and gadgets that allow anyone to play Teddy Roosevelt, big-game hunter, further democratising the hunt. Yet to advocates of primitive hunting, those same forces--faster, easier, bigger--weaken the sport's Rooseveltian values, and help explain its slow decline. Thanks to bowhunting, recent trends have been on the primitivists' side. The juggernaut of commerce is now catching up. A very American contest looms."
That's from a fantastic article in The Economist's special holiday issue about bowhunting in America.

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