Hipsters Who Hunt

Picture: EPA (PD)

I think the evolution of the new lefty urban hunter goes something like this:

2006: Reads Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, about the ickyness of the industrial food complex. Starts shopping at a farmer’s market.
2008: Puts in own vegetable garden. Tries to go vegetarian but falls off the wagon.
2009: Decides to only eat “happy meat” that has been treated humanely.
2010: Gets a chicken coop and a flock of chickens.
2011: Dabbles in backyard butchery of chickens. Reads that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg decided to only eat meat he killed himself for a year.
2012: Gets a hunting permit, thinking “how hard can it be? I already totally dominate Big Buck Hunter at the bar.”

Hunting by Liberal Urban Locavores is a trend good for the Environment

Hat Tip: Ran Prieur

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  • alizardx

    Might also provide Darwinian selection among hipsters. The ones who don’t find out how to use guns before going on their first hunt.

  • Calypso_1

    I wonder if they will trend towards black powder muzzleloaders?

  • zombieslapper

    A cousin of mine is pretty much a gadget-loving, latte-swilling hipster but grew up in the country, hunting and fishing; he goes home a few times a year to bow-hunt or go fishing with his dad. He’s turned a few of his buddies onto it, too. I’ll return to shooting & fishing when the grocery store shelves are empty, after the collapse.

    • Ted Heistman

      I think that’s awesome.

  • echar

    Why does everything have to be a trend these days?

    • Matt Staggs

      It’s just some kind of trend.

      • echar

        I wonder if Grog thought about fire as a trend? or the therianthrope pictographs deep in caves which required fire, as such way back when. Is it a trend to think about hunter gatherers and culture?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junart-Sodoy/100000250996895 Junart Sodoy

    the fast track to becoming republican and finally libertarian.