Hipsters Who Hunt

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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

8 Comments on "Hipsters Who Hunt"

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

  2. Calypso_1 | Jan 2, 2013 at 12:11 am |

    I wonder if they will trend towards black powder muzzleloaders?

  3. zombieslapper | Jan 2, 2013 at 9:57 am |

    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.

  4. Why does everything have to be a trend these days?

    • Matt Staggs | Jan 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm |

      It’s just some kind of trend.

      • 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?

  5. the fast track to becoming republican and finally libertarian.

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