SEATTLE - Modern hunters rarely become more famous than Jim Zumbo. A mustachioed, barrel-chested outdoors entrepreneur who lives in a log cabin near Yellowstone National Park, he has spent much of his life writing for prominent outdoors magazines, delivering lectures across the country and starring in cable TV shows about big-game hunting in the West.
Zumbo's fame, however, has turned to black-bordered infamy within America's gun culture -- and his multimedia success has come undone. It all happened in the past week, after he publicly criticized the use of military-style assault rifles by hunters, especially those gunning for prairie dogs.
Going after any animal with a friggin assault rifle isn't hunting..its killing. My father has hunted with everything BUT an assault rifle, he even uses a bow and arrow at times.This man spoke out on principle and the NRA has crucified him and fucking bragged about it. They say anyone should expect this kind of response if they try to take away their rights to own and use an assault rifle. FUCK THAT SHIT, you people are fucking out there. Its pathetic and fuckwitted. It has nothing to do with hunting..notta damn thing. Everyone is allowed a POV on ANYTHING. For this man to be ostracized for his POV is outrageous..but it shows you the length and breadth these fucking idiots will go. Reminds me of the damn pro-lifers that found it acceptable to attack women and bomb clinics.