First, let me say I know this thread is going in inflame just about everyone but I've thought about this for several years and this seems to be the right forum to see if anyone can change my mind. Let me also say I don't hunt but do not begrudge those who do. I understand and agree with all the reasons for hunting. Having said that ... I don't get it. Hunting to me is stalking an animal on its terms, staying downwind, trying to silently get close enough for a killing shot. It seems deer hunting has been reduced to putting up a tree stand, spreading your deer urine or other attracting scents, rattling the deer antlers and waiting for the deer to come to you. Where is the sport in that? To me, that's not much different than putting a salt lick out in the middle of a field and waiting for a cow to approach it. I have no problem with the killing of the animal (as long as the meat is harvested and it's not killing for the sake of killing) but I couldn't be very proud of a kill if all I did was pick a good place for my tree stand. There you go, that's my opinion. More than happy to learn why you think I'm wrong.