Advice for my Forthcoming Book Please

I’m up to 20,000 words in my forthcoming deer hunting book and I have just begun the equipment descriptions and recommendations.

I have a question that I would like my readers’ advice on.

My introduction ends, currently, as follows:

Some people criticize hunters for being bloodthirsty, or whatever. I am not writing this book to explain why I hunt or the morals for doing so. Thing are born, they live, and they die. This happens regardless of whether or not we hunt. If things did not die, then there would be no room for new things. Killing a deer with a quick shot is much more humane that the many other ways that deer die. Wolves may start to eat a deer before it is totally dead, and they’ll kill it by biting it. I’d rather get shot than killed by wolves. Some animals kill by biting their victim and then waiting until its wound becomes so infected that it dies. Deer also get hit by cars, and some limp off or die a slow death by having all of their organs crushed.

Someone that criticizes hunting and eats meat is a hypocrite. Someone who criticizes hunting and wears leather is a hypocrite. Someone who criticizes hunting and uses bug spray or mouse traps is a hypocrite. Someone who criticizes hunting and eats dead plants is a hypocrite.

I have no time for those who criticize hunting. There is almost no other point in human history that they would have survived without hunting and killing or having someone else do their hunting and killing for them.

That’s enough of that. On to how to shoot as many of the biggest bucks that you can.

I think that this subject needs to be mentioned, at least. But it is a bit of a downer. And I don’t like the idea of containing sad, annoying, or otherwise unhappy crap in my book.

My question is: should I include the above passage in my introduction, or elsewhere, should I leave it out, or should I improve it or change it?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Let me know if you have any deer hunting related questions that you want to have for sure answered in my book.

Happy hunting,

Tim

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2 comments on “Advice for my Forthcoming Book Please

  1. Boomstick says:

    My opinion is to include but emphasize the positive aspect – that because you have a personal relationship with the process of obtaining your food, you have a greater respect for it, do not waste, etc.

    For the most part, your readers who want to hunt are men, but it would be great for them to be able to hand the book to their wives and have it be a tool for, if not convincing, then at least helping to soften opposition and allay concerns.

    And if I’ve offended any of your readers who are female, I apologize.

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