I think that the more I hurt, the more difficult it is to hunt. I do love it! And the last hunt I ever did with my dad was a turkey hunt. But it is different now. The Chronic Pain I live with makes living tough. And to inflict pain on anything gives me pause. We can never forget that the same God who created us, created the beautiful world we live in. In that sense, all of creation is to be respected and cared for because it us, we human beings, whom God gave the specific command, to take care of, to protect, to be stewards of what the creator created.
And amazingly, research has shown, that living a life that involves the outdoors is healing to those who suffer with Chronic Pain. Maybe not always hunting, but always finding a way to be outdoors.