Kendall Jones Vilified by Social Media

kendall-jones huntingA 19 Year old Texas Tech cheerleader Kendall Jones has come under fire from main stream media and anti hunters due to some pictures posted on Facebook. Growing up in Texas, Hunting is just part of Kendall Jones everyday life. So when she started to share her hunting pictures on Facebook she never expected the backlash that would follow.

For the Sake of all Animals

On Kendall’s Facebook page “Kendall Takes Wild” She promotes awareness for animal preservation and conservation. Spreading the word of conservation and not hiding anything about who she is or where she came from.

“I grew up in the small town of Cleburne, Texas where my hunting career started,” she wrote in the about section of her Facebook Page. “As a child I would go with my dad on all of his hunting adventures watching him on our ranch, as well as, traveling to Africa to see him take his Big 5. I took my first trip to Zimbabwe in Africa with my family in 2004 (age 9) and watched my dad bring many animals home. As badly as I wanted to shoot something I was just too small to hold the guns my dad had brought. I became fascinated with the culture over there and visited one of the elementary schools to deliver candy, coloring books and soccer balls to the under privileged children. This was an eye opening experience for me to see how other children my age lived in a third world country.”

Kill Kendall Jones?

Kill Kendall Jones

Even with the forward explanation of the page and what she does this did not stop the anti hunters and animal rights activists. With over 120,000 signatures on a petition for removal of the pictures off Facebook the anti hunters got their wish. Even though their own page “Kill Kendall Jones” After receiving complaints has been reviewed by the Facebook Staff and does not violate terms and conditions. This is unacceptable! (Facebook Changed their mind today the 10th of July and removed the page.)

Hunting is Conservation

Even with all the negative press Kendall Jones explains how her hunts were for conservation and not just trophy prizes.

Kendall Jones Rhino

“The rhino was a green hunt, meaning it was darted and immobilized in order to draw blood for testing, DNA profiling, microchip ping the horn and treating a massive leg injury most likely caused by lions. People try to say that lions will not attack a hippo, rhino or elephant, quiet the contrary. Lions attack and kill the young of these species. The adults try to fight the lions off and are regularly successful, but do get injuries in the process,” Jones continued.

She then explained that the lion she shot with her bow was within a game reserve in an area “considered fair chase.

Kendall Jones-attacked-for-shooting-Lion

Kendall Jones leopard “Lions that have come in and taken over a pride, not only kick the older lion out, but will also kill all of his cubs so that the lioness will come into heat again. Controlling the male lion population is important within large fenced areas like these in order to make sure the cubs have a high survival rate.” Jones said.

“Now to the leopard, This was a free ranging leopard in Zimbabwe on communal land,” Jones wrote later. “The money for the permit goes to the communal council and to their village people. Within this area of approximately 250,000 acres, 107 head of cattle was killed in a single year due to leopard kills. Leopard populations have to be controlled in certain areas. So yes, my efforts do go to conservation efforts and are all fair chase, not canned hunts. In fact these are very mentally and physically challenging hunts, on foot tracking and walking miles and miles a day.”

Kendall Explains How the Animals Were Used

kendall jones  elephant

“Most people say #hunting is fine for food well, look here are all the people that benefit from this animal!” Jones wrote. “And for all that want to say stuff about hunting is for food all the other animals go to the local villagers that are just trying to get meat! These people only get meat when an animal is shot, they aren’t privileged enough to go to the local grocery store and pay $20 for some steaks! And another thing is that this elephants trunk had been caught in a snare put out by poachers!”

Melissa Bachman

Melissa BachmanKendall Jones is not the only person to come under fire in recent history for a lion hunt. Melissa Bachman the host of Winchester Legends on the Outdoor Channel and great hunter received outrage after posting a “Kill Shot” on instagram of her smiling broadly over a lion carcass.

Although we do not support Canned or High fence hunting here at MHAF, we do support conservation of all kinds. I also don’t believe that Kendall Jones deserves what is happening to her for posting a couple of pictures. Yes she did pay for these hunting opportunities and some of that money spent will also go to local conservation.

The Left Taking it to Far!

It has gotten to a point of depravity with the Left Wing Liberal Politician Mike Dickinson from Virginia offering $100,000 to anyone who could provide photos of Kendall Jones in the nude. He is taking this way to far and promoting hackers to break into her personal accounts to get this information! I Hope that hunters in his voting region have the guts to remove him from office as soon as possible.

Mike Dickinson’s actual tweet:

Mike DickinsonI have 100k to anyone who has nude photos or videos of #kendalljones at Texas tech. She deserves to be a target

@ DickinsonForCongress (@VoteMike2014) July 9, 2014

Dickinson a Politician voted into Virginia office goes on to say things that can’t be posted here, and responding to attacks with free speech, saying:

Only the teabaggers celebrate #KendallJones for hunting animals but criticize me for hunting her.100k for nude photos (photo removed)

@ DickinsonForCongress (@VoteMike2014) July 10, 2014

 

Even with all these attacks on Kendall Jones I’m sure we have not heard the last of her yet. She used the attention as a publicity stunt to promote her page, and good on her for that. I will be watching to see how this all plays out over time. For now us hunters need to stick together. Although the anti’s are out in numbers after Kendall Jones , she is still looking to host a hunting show in 2016. I Hope that Ms Jones sticks around for a wile and has a prominent career in the hunting industry and i would be happy to have her as a guest for a #Huntchat.
 

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Hi, I am Gregory Beckman, as the main owner of Military Hunting and Fishing let me tell you a little bit more about myself. I am currently an active duty member in the United States Coast Guard. I have been an active duty member for seven years and counting, traveling the world, and defending my country! My experiences have shaped the way that I see the world and my memories will stick with me for a lifetime. Although I may not live in the country, the country lives in me. Traveling the world I have had the chance to experience the wonders of nature in many different places, meeting many different people and tasting wild game that the normal person would not get to experience. Although these experiences have kept me away from home, it has instilled a deep passion of hunting and fishing in my blood. Thank you for joining our site, and I look forward to interacting and sharing stories of our hunting adventures. Gregory A. Beckman
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