I think there was an article in Deer and Deer Hunting about this not to long ago. It seems like today us hunters are classified no longer as hunters but as "deer managers." It seems like we are the states robots set out to kill every deer we see somtimes in order to keep the deer population down in our state. They now are even hiring "sharpshooters" to come and manage our herd for us. And the thought of all of "deer managers" makes me sick. I am not a game manager. I do not hunt to control the deer population. Today it seems like its all about the kill. That if you fail to kill an animal that day than your hunt was a waste. But really its not about the kill at all. Dont get me wrong when one does kill a deer, regardless of buck or doe, they should be very proud. But the the success of a hunt should not be measured by the number of deer killed, but of the spirit of the hunt its self. Some may ask "what is the spirit of the hunt?" Well its different to everybody. To me its getting out there in the woods or feilds, perched up in a tree, and enjoying the great land that God created for us. Its watching the sun come up over the ridge bringing a new day, and then setting once again. Its watching the small woodland creatures scuury about the forest, and soaking in all mother nature has to offer. Its about watching deer walk right under your stand, and never ever feel the need to kill them, but instead just watch the gracefulness of them. Its about thinking, thinking of old hunting buddys and reminincing about past hunts. Its about working hard scouting and preparing for the hunt, and when you do kill a deer, the satisfaction and sweetness knowing it was all worth it. Hunting is much deeper than a hobby or pastime for me, its more like a religion. Sorry for the length of the post, I just thought I would share some of my thoughts with you, thanks for taking the time to read it.