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Critics Take Aim At Plan For "Nonfatal" Deer Hunt

Friday, August 18, 2006

The World Hunting Association (WHA) recently announced that it is moving forward with plans for "nonfatal" hunting tournaments where white-tailed deer will be shot for cash prizes with tranquilizer darts and arrows instead of bullets. Professional hunting associations have publicly condemned the idea on the grounds that this manner of competitive hunting for money lessens the seriousness of the sport.

Read Original at: National Geographic News

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