Good way to put food on the table
Hunting is a good way to keep populations under control. If there is nothing to stop growth of a species, they grow until the habitat can't support them, and then many die, as opposed I a few dying each year by hunters.
Wolves and mountain lions used to take care of this, but with the ever increasing human population, I wouldn't feel comfortable releasing very many back into the wild.
Last year was my first hunting season. I took 2 whitetail, and I'm mad that I'm missing hunting season this year.
Yes I am a hunting fanatic, as is my entire family!
Somewhere in between. I don't have a problem with it as long as it's done as humanely as possible (i.e., minimizing suffering) & parts of the animal are used. I'm not happy about animals just being shot for fun. I'm not interested in it for myself.
I've gone hunting a few times but I don't normally hunt