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David Booth adds a mountain goat to his “killed it” list

Oct 11, 2012, 4:12 PM EDT

Regular readers of this site will know by now that Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth likes to hunt. In the past year, he’s killed a bear and an elk and posted pictures of his trophies on Twitter.

Today, he added another to his collection – a mountain goat.

We assume Booth means the Stanley Cup when he says “there’s only trophy harder to get than this,” but if I were an elephant I’d watch my back.

  1. sjsharks66 - Oct 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Must be nice to have enough money to go out and hunt like he does.

    • grillmarks - Oct 11, 2012 at 4:51 PM

      $4.5 mil per year will take you hunting wherever you wanna go.

      • jackdaniels1 - Oct 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM

        Well, he did make $4.5m per year

  2. kiopta1 - Oct 11, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    That is a nice goat.

    • kitshky - Oct 11, 2012 at 9:13 PM

      …was a nice goat.

  3. wethog66 - Oct 11, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    No idea Mountain Goats were that big, or is David Booth that small? Anyway, he took it down with a bow and arrow, not easy.

    I am not big on hunting and fishing, but to bag something like that is pretty ****ing cool.

  4. habsman - Oct 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    The goat isn’t really dead, he’s just posing to make Boothe look good.

  5. workerparasite - Oct 11, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Or did he mean he’s going after the most dangerous game of all next?

    • tatdue - Oct 12, 2012 at 12:04 PM

      Bettman maybe……just sayin it would be nice….

  6. whistler1217 - Oct 11, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    I sure hope that animal at least gets eaten. I am a hunter but I find “trophy” hunting fairly despicable and amoral. And I hope he is a good shot with a bow because the only respectful way to murder an animal is with a very effective lung or heart shot. I love backpacking in BC and seeing the goats high on the cliffs is always a awesome moment. He better eat all the meat or it is pathetic.

    • kicksave1980 - Oct 12, 2012 at 12:07 PM

      Absolutely agree. Even though I’m personally against hunting (and no, I don’t eat meat since I’m sure someone will throw in the obligatory comment), I would never impose my beliefs on someone else. With that said, I really think that what Booth is doing is pretty despicable. He’s clearly going for ‘trophy hunts’ with no intention of eating the animal. Maybe I’m wrong, but that’s the perception. Yes, he’s within his rights to do so, but I can still think he’s a scumbag for it.

      Most/all hunters that I know would be against this sort of thing, thankfully.

  7. dannythebisforbeast - Oct 11, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    That’s a buffalo wit a goats head.

  8. 1clumsybear - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:26 AM

    One gorgeous creature less to walk the earth…

    • lordfletcher - Oct 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

      You better be a vegan with that attitude, otherwise you have contradicted yourself beyond all measure

      • davebabychreturns - Oct 12, 2012 at 12:03 PM

        Even vegans have to be okay with some animal killing (unless they are hand-picking all of their food to ensure mice don’t get caught up in threshing machines, etc).

        That being said it’s disingenuous to claim that someone can’t be opposed to trophy hunting and consume some animal products without being okay – you can be okay with some kind of animal killing without being okay with others.

        That being said, personally I find some types of hunting to be far more ethical than our meat producing industries can be. If this animal was eaten then it’s hard to argue this was less ethical than our continents huge consumption of meat and all the environmental havoc that wreaks, nevermind the manner in which those animals are treated – I’d rather live life in the wild and die of an arrow or gunshot wound than live in an industrial complex nose to tail, then get strung up by my feet and have a bolt stuck through my head.

  9. kodyknight2821 - Oct 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    That’s awesome. I as a hunter myself like to see this kind of stuff. Very interesting.

  10. joewilliesshnoz - Oct 12, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Didn’t Charles Bronson shoot that thing in a movie once ?

  11. ermur22 - Oct 13, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    How about having a hockey season so we can give this asshole something to do

  12. kilejo - Oct 14, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Times like this that I wiss the goats had guns.

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