The Myth of Man As Hunter

It must seem odd to the duck and deer populations that Americans have paid more than $255 million this summer for the experience of being prey. In Jurassic Park we had the supreme thrill of being hunted for food by creatures far larger, faster, and -- counting teeth and claws -- better armed than we are. With the raptors closing in, we saw how vulnerable the human body is -- no claws, no exoskeleton, no blinding poison sprays. Take away our guns and high-voltage fences and we are, from a typical predator perspective, tasty mounds of unwrapped meat.

If the experience...

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