Skip to comments.Hunters – The World’s Largest Army
Posted on 11/03/2013 11:47:25 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
Thoughts on Hunters, this is an interesting slant on things. The worlds largest army; Americas hunters! I had never thought about this, but a blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion:
There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin. Allow me to restate that number: 600,000. Over the last several months, Wisconsins hunters became the eighth largest army in the world: more men in arms than in Iran. More than France and Germany combined. These men and women deployed to the woods of a single American state, Wisconsin, to hunt with firearms, and no one was killed.
That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania and Michigans 700,000 hunters, all of whom have now returned home safely. Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world. And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states. Its millions more.
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I don’t hunt, but I will join the hunter army when it starts culling the Leftist herd.
It’s why the liberals want to take away firearms of any type...mostly the cousins of true military assault rifles...just think what would have happened if the British didn’t allow the Colonialist muskets - only crossbows or sling shots...made a big difference to stand toe-to-toe with the Brown Bess when one was armed like wise!
Texas? Please include us.
I don't think the DNR people would ever support anything like a legal hunting season on Liberals. But I think a private hunting preserve stocked with wild Occupy Wall Street types would be quite popular...
The last I saw, there are 90 million gun owners who own somewhere around 400 million firearms, 75 million of which are rifles. Yamamoto was right when he talked about a rifle behind every blade of grass.
I do desire a double rifle in .45-70 or .30-06 for hunting mid to larger game.
***just think what would have happened if the British didnt allow the Colonialist muskets.***
Back in the 1870s the British in South Africa ordered all blacks to register their “Birmingham gas pipes”, a slang term for a trade musket.
The guns were then seized. Natives who protested got their muskets back so damaged they were useless.
Unlicensed hunter here too. Millions own guns that do not possess licenses. I won’t need one til they make one for hunting commies.
While this is a nice sentiment, it is absolutely disillusion. Push comes to shove, a vast majority of that army of hunters people like to talk about will willingly fall in line when threatened with force from the government.
This conservative army swells again by the number of individuals that have arms but do not hunt.
Now percentagewise you are making me feel downright greedy.
“A disorderly mob is no more an army than a heap of building materials is a house.” - Socrates
And if every hunter has at least one firearm. Two firearms. Three firearms.
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While this is a nice sentiment, it is absolutely disillusion.
I'm not so sure, given the math...
Push comes to shove, a vast majority of that army of hunters people like to talk about will willingly fall in line when threatened with force from the government.
I agree, but let's look at the numbers. Let's say the vast majority is 90%. That leaves approx. two million hunters. Let's say for the argument, that 40% of that 2M are vets. Now, get into organizing (command structure, commo, logistics, force multipliers, training, etc.), and what do you have? The force structure (minus the toys), of the current U.S. Army.
Food for thought. Thirty three percent of the colonists were against the British. Only about 30% of those actually fought. You know how that turned out.
Think about it. Not as dismal as you would postulate...although the carnage would make the first war between the states look like a walk in the park on a warm spring day.
Hunters are no disorderly mob. If they were, hundreds would be shot and killed on opening day every year in every state. Hunters already follow some pretty strict rules with no oversight.
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