There’s a lot that can be said about the Cheney shooting incident, but this is the one point that just keeps on making me say “huh?”
The quail that Cheney’s party were shooting were pen raised, with no natural survival instincts from people (after all, they’d been fed by people every day). Of 500 birds released for Cheney’s party, they shot 417 plus one lawyer. Makes you wonder if even one bird was likely to get away if Deadeye Dick hadn’t been so rudely interrupted.
Sport hunting is when you go out with your gun with a good chance that you’ll come back with nothing. 417 birds from 500 isn’t sport, it’s slaughter on a par with shooting fish in a barrel.
But of course, clearing all obstacles from the course for some but not others is the neocon notion of “achievement”.