Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been in the media spotlight recently. First, there were allegations that his son was involved in the hanging of a dog in 1998. Now, the media is showing Huckabee as an avid outdoorsman and hunter.
Huckabee went pheasant hunting in Iowa the day after Christmas and said, “Maybe it will show that I certainly understand the culture of being outdoors. “It’s not something we had to go out and get a primer in. It’s very much ordinary to me.”
He further added that hunting is good for wildlife and said, “The truth is hunters are the ones who preserve the species since hunters have an interest in preserving wildlife and their license fees pay for conservation efforts. In many cases extinction comes from not having some level of hunting. It’s the hunters who actually keep the wildlife alive. A lot of people think that when you hunt you’re destroying the wildlife.”
While showing the birds that Huckabee and his hunting party claimed, he joked, “See that’s what happens if you get in my way.”
Source: Associated Press