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Tue., Feb. 12, 2013, 6:03 a.m.

Wildlife enthusiast to tell birders why he’s a hunter

Rich Landers, Outdoors editor for The Spokesman-Review, follows his English setter Scout during a frosty pheasant hunting trip. (Torsten Kjellstrand)
Rich Landers, Outdoors editor for The Spokesman-Review, follows his English setter Scout during a frosty pheasant hunting trip. (Torsten Kjellstrand)

HUNTING – “I hunt therefore I am (what)?”

Everyone might have a different word to fill in the blank in that phrase: condemnable, capable, cold-hearted, complete….

Fill in he blank as you see fit, but not before you give me a shot at explaining why an animal lover and wildlife conservationist would chose to be a hunter.

I’ll be giving a program on the topic Wednesday (Feb. 13) for the Spokane Audubon Society’s open meeting, 7:30 p.m., at Riverview Retirement Community, Village Community Building, 2117 E. North Crescent Ave.

  • Click here for directions to the meeting location.

Sportsmen are among the most ardent year-round wildlife watchers and they contribute generously to wildlife conservation.

Moreover, animals are delicious.

But those are just a few of many reasons I hunt.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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