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Those of us who hunt or live in less urban areas already know this, but here ya go:

"Deer hunters are killers, but not of each other or their neighbors.

That’s what the research says, anyway.

Ball State economics professor Paul Niekamp looked at the relationship between violent crime and deer hunting seasons in 21 states over 20 years. He recently released the results of that work.

He titled his study “Good Bang for the Buck: Effects of Rural Gun Use on Crime.”

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"Young men

That’s true even when it comes to young men.

Niekamp said it’s “widely asserted that young males are a high-risk group that should not be given access to guns.”

It’s why age restrictions for purchasing firearms exist, he said.

Yet, his work found that young hunters are no more likely to commit crimes than older ones.

“When long gun prevalence amongst young males skyrockets upon opening season, violent crime incidents remain stable for rural males 21 and under,” he said.

There may be larger societal reasons for that, he said. Young rural males typically learn about guns differently than do young urban ones, Niekamp said.

“Historically, hunting has primarily been a tradition passed down from father to son. To the degree that young hunters adopt behavior similar to low-risk role models like fathers and hunter education instructors, the peer effects that young hunters pick up regarding guns will differ from that of youths in a city,” Niekamp said.

Young urban males, he added, are more likely to grow up in fatherless homes, which increases risk for participating in gangs or criminal activity."

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Here's the link to the article:

https://triblive.com/sports/survey-says-firearms-deer-hunting-leads-to-less-violence/
 

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It’s a tool. Nothing more. Whether you deer hunt or not does not affect if you’ll go murder a human being after dinner.
 
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How about people that respect the value of a human life cause less violence.
 

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Seems like the economics professor should stick to his area of expertise. Guns and deer hunting is not it.
 
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The tradition aspect. Your father passes it down to you, means you have a stable father figure in your life, so you're more stable in general and less likely to do stupid things. It could be other things as well that lead to less violence, doesn't have to be hunting, if you have a father (or father figure) in your life. Going hunting with my dad, uncle and grandpa, they taught me a lot. I can imagine if you don't have any of that in your life it's going to be a lot harder to figure out what it means to be a man and how to act.
 

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There may be larger societal reasons for that, he said.
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No ****... lol

Correlation is not causation.
 
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