Hey, remember that black bear that David Booth horrified everyone by killing two weeks ago? I have some good news and some bad news about that. The good news is that we now have footage of the bear walking around, doing just fine, tipping over a steel drum — you know, typical happy, unshot bear stuff. The bad news is that the bear is only like that for the first half of the video. Then David Booth shoots him in the gut with an arrow. Yikes.
The latest episode in the ongoing saga of David Booth vs. nature comes to us the same way as all the other episodes, via David Booth’s Twitter account. On Saturday afternoon, he tweeted a video of the kill with the following disclaimer: You have every right not to watch just like i have the right to choose to hunt.
Please keep that in mind before you click play. This ain’t no Charmin Ultra Soft commercial.
I have seen so much archery this month. The Hunger Games. The Avengers. The trailer for Brave. This. I’ll be honest: this is the least I’ve enjoyed it.
Booth was out on in the Albertan wilderness with the crew from The Edge, a program on Wild TV, a Canadian hunting and fishing network. Here’s the write-up of the program, from WildTV.ca:
Come along with Wild TV’s EDGE team of real hunters as they document their adventures in the Canadian wilderness. Ryan Kohler, Scott Stirling, and Helgie Eymundson are living the dream-hunting and fishing while helping others become responsible and ethical in their outdoor pursuits. Join the crew on their hunts as they chase some of the true Canadian giants and encounter unexpected adventures.
Apparently, you can call Shaw to order the network. Or, if you’re like me, you can, you know, not do that and be really comfortable you made the right decision for yourself.
I’ll say this: We often complain that hockey player Twitter accounts are boring. Booth, on the other hand, has allowed us to follow along with him as he killed a bear, shared a lengthy Theodore Roosevelt quote, let us watch Passion pray for Daniel Sedin’s helmet, and mocked Ryan Kesler’s fancy dining by disclosing that he was eating a gas station sandwich. You may not like all of it, but you have to give the guy credit for being more engaging than the average hockey player (and smarter than the average bear, I guess).
Also, if the Canucks are still in the playoffs, that bear is still alive. Just one more reason to cheer against the Los Angeles Kings.
In closing, here’s a hilarious video about why you shouldn’t destroy life just because you can.Tags: bear hunting, booth controversies, david booth, Fighting Bears