I got into an argument with a guy at work about this recently. I see it as a sport. He was being a real jerk about it, apparently he sees it as a beautiful creature and killing it is unnecessary; since we can get our food from the grocery store nowadays. Overall he says he sees me as a worse person now because he didn't know I did things like that...Spent about an hour trying to tell me why I shouldn't hunt..and that his friend had a pet deer and some hunter shot it and blah blah. It takes a lot of time, energy, and money to be invested to be fruitful. His argument was that it would be a sport only if you used your bare hands to kill a deer or if the deer had a rifle....He says for it to be a sport it has to have an opponent. And he says that no other sports have the objective with the opponent to be "murdered." The fact that it's two different species had no bearing on the outcome.... Overall a pretty poor discussion with someone that's very ignorant. But those of you that do hunt. What do you see it as? I can't stand people that are judgmental. If you don't like something that's your right. But you damn better not push your beliefs on other people. Seems the people I know that are the worst at this are usually living in ways that I feel are wrong...but hell, I'd never bring myself to their level to say anything about it.