There are many who hate us because we long to hunt, to kill and eat the flesh of wild things! They think we are evil because we love to hold the antler of our slain quarry. Some want to kill us because we lure our quarry near then slock them from the shadows. Hunters, my friends, be proud of who you are. I encourage you to take 5 minutes to read this small portion of "A DEMON IN THE DARK." In this short passage I've pulled from my book, the main character is speaking out for the right to hunt and slams the fools who believe that by stopping hunting they will preserve the animals and give them a paradise to live in.

A well-dressed spokesman for one of three animal rights organization who had came from a long line of politicians who hated hunting, was just finishing up his speech. Mr. Pelosi was short, quite fat and pale skinned, which showed he rarely if ever spent time in the bush. He wore a bow tie with round rim glasses as he read the final line of his well orchestrated speech.
"And so I implore you to close hunting across our region, to ban the cruel slaughter of innocent animals and end an era of brutal killing by so called sportsmen whom delight in the death of our precious wild recourses. Thank you."
The crowd clapped as he took his seat. Ren could see they were biased as he rose from the back of the room and headed down a long isle toward the podium. A sudden hush came over the room.
He moved with a swagger that demanded attention. Beneath his weathered attire it was obvious that he was tall and broad with cut muscle that deserved to be noticed. A woman seated at the edge of the isle leaned to her friend as Ren walked by. She whispered with a slight smile as they both gazed at his stunning blue eyes and chiseled jaw line. He was deeply tan with long black hair that flowed back like the wet main of a young stallion. Unlike the rest who spoke before him, he never wore a tie, but instead, had a fine etched leather vest made of gemsbok hide, complimented with ivory buttons, crocodile boots, an elephant hair bracelet and a lion claw necklace. Ren’s choice of attire showed he had no empathy for the anti-hunters, tree huggers or politicians in the room.
He was feared by many in attendance who knew him. For others, his stellar war record had kept their respect. The committee never liked it that Ren was about to present his case but owed him that much, for he was from the family who had protected many of the last rhinos during the war. Unlike the previous speakers, Ren carried nothing to the stage. Confidence was reflected in his every move and all eyes were focused on him as he paused to scan the crowd before him.
Ren’s aura had set the stage as he began to speak. The first line was a shot to the heart of every anti hunter in the room.
"From the very beginning man has been a hunter and his instinct to hunt is still alive. As I pursue my quarry, the drama of life and death unfolds. The natural cycle of life is driven by those who pursue. I am a hunter. I have witnessed things that most men will never see. I have tasted the flesh of wild buffalo that was pulled from hot coals by bushman whose father, and grandfathers had done the same. I've patiently waited below the stars for hungry leopards to hit my bait and desperately scrambled through heavy cover, as an enraged bull elephant took chase. You want to take that from me because you feel I am brutal, that your animals need protection. Oh my friends, why are you really here? Surely not on behalf of the African animals, your agenda, well, it seems clear. You want to stop hunting. You want to end a tradition that is a million years old.”
Ren paused for a moment, looking intently to the members of the committee and then his captivated audience.
"As I look across this room, I see misguided people who believe you are about to do the right thing”.
Ren glanced at the committee again then smiled back at the crowd. “These ten committee members of whom I’ve never crossed paths with in the forest are about to destroy a heritage. Today is a historic day which you are a part of, for it’s the end of an era".
Ren turned to the ten committee members off to his left, mostly city politicians who would ultimately decide the fate of hunting. He made eye contact with each of them then raised his voice.
"It's an era of life that you will turn into death! You are fools, whose fool’s game will destroy Africa's remaining wildlife. You are here to starve the animals and drive them to thirst, famine and disease".
A well dressed bearded older man in the front row stood and yelled, "This is uncalled for. You are Satan’s own"!
Ren looked down at him, raised an eyebrow but never spoke. The man began to speak again, but caught an elbow from his wife, so he took his seat beside her. Ren then winked at his wife which made the man that much more angry and drew chuckles from the audience.
"Ma’am, have you seen a mother zebra die of dehydration?” She shook her head no, and then looked down.
“I have”, said Ren. “After two days without water, they began to seek a place to drink with nostrils flared. It was sad. Her baby struggled to keep up as she searched for water. Two days after that, their walk turned into a stagger as they drug their hooves in the red sands. But the African animal is strong. So they continue to fight and hang on to life. Even so, her baby can no longer keep up and hyenas are quick to see its stress. They move in but the mother is too weak to fight. Until now, the young calf had been strong and healthy, but days before her only source of water, a well, was turned off. In the shadow of death, the hyenas claim their victim. Although still alive, they waste no time in eating on the helpless baby. It cries out for its mother, but she stands aside. She is too weak and now distraught, as she watches her infant be eaten alive.
Instinctively she moves on. She can smell water ahead but an endless fence line stops her from reaching the water. So with head hung low, she slowly paces back and forth along the fence line. The ruthless heat continues to dry her body. She begins to stumble and then falls. She regains her footing but staggers in circles for she has lost balance and vision. The zebra’s brain pounds with pain and its tongue swells, making it impossible to swallow. At last, she collapses and falls from exhaustion. But death does not come easy. For as she lies there below the African sun, the birds begin their decent. They land at her side then move closer to the zebra's face. Yet all she can do is blink her eyes, for she is too weak to rise. They move in testing her will. Ultimately the scavengers dig at her eyes, popping them open then tearing them from the zebra’s face. She feels the pain but can do nothing, only wonder what went wrong.
Beneath the baking sun she awaits death as the birds finish her eyes. The vultures don’t move on to other portions of the zebra’s body. Instead, they leave the zebra to die, which will take another day and why should they? Eyes are good to eat and there are hundreds more for the taking, for the hunters are gone and death has arrived. Wildebeest, impala, giraffe, gazelle, kudu and more, all die of the same fate.
I’ve seen it before my friends. It has already played out its cards before us. How soon you’ve forgotten. Botswana, Uganda, Namibia, South Africa, you stopped hunting there as well. They were once a paradise teaming with thriving wild animals living, coexisting with man, with hunters who provided the essentials for the African wild life.
Yet, like you, there was hatred of the hunter and they forced them to leave their lands. Oh and they did. The American’s left along with the Russians, Italians and all the rest who hunted or hosted the wealth of the world. Now they are gone, as is their money. When the money ran out, the animals no longer had a value worth protecting. As you should know, they have since vanished from Eden’s paradise. Water wells are dry, feed is no longer supplied and poaching is left unchecked. What few were left in game farms, were set free when they opened their gates and only to replace them with cattle and goats. Two thousand white rhino were dead inside three years and the elephants are no more. You want Africa to be wild, its animals to roam, free of hunters, to live and die in nature’s way. You believe it will happen where man is no longer a hunter. Well my friends, you are dreaming.
Africa is no longer the natural land it once was. Roads cross its landscape like veins of the kudu's neck. Fences block every corridor of ancient migration routes. Cattle and goats now graze where Africa’s vast wild herds once found rest and gave birth. Likewise, fear resides at the water for our rivers are lined with villages and farms. Even the birds are at our mercy.
Oh, and let us not forget the elephants, and rhinos. Do you have a plan? Who will replace the half billion dollars that hunters pay us to pursue our beast? The money that is generated from hunting Africa’s vast supply of plains game is currently used to protect the endangered as well. By stopping hunting, the only money you are about to create is the blood money of ruthless poachers. They are waiting to reap them from the earth. No doubt, some of them are sitting in this very room, waiting for you to open the gates. The last of the rhinos in sector five, will be as lambs to the slaughter.” The woman in the front row elbowed her husband again as he sat with crossed arms as Ren continued.
“Poachers now carry automatic rifles not spears. How will we defend the rhino without proper resources? It’s a war out there. Stop hunting and you might as well hold the zebra’s head while I slice its throat, for death would come with more mercy than your foolish plan could ever give. I will not hide who I am.
Like the cheetah, I am a hunter. I stalk the forest then kill my quarry. I enjoy the taste of its flesh, for which you may hate me. Although it is beyond your grasp, I would die to ensure the survival of our African wilderness and all that live free in its glorious beauty. Today I call out what little wisdom you have left. What few creatures remain for us to protect, they are left at your mercy. Hunters are all they have to pay the bill that supplies water and protects them. This entire room and all the rest of the world will not give ten percent of what hunters have invested or will pay to secure the future of African wildlife. Today you will vote. I have my knife ready to cut its throat, which of you will hold the head?”

If you agree and enjoy a real life thriller that is predictably accurate, buy my book at www.timwellsbowhunter.com. A portion of your purchase will be given to SCI for future generations of hunters.
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Marv PennellNobody cried a tear when this lion was killed. It had eaten a handful of villagers before Fred Bear was invited to dispatch it. And yes that is an autographed photo15 hours ago   ·  312
Chris KarrakerI hunt with my hawk as it has done for thousands of years. If hunters let their heritage die because it's deemed cruel, then we are abandoning our place in the world and more animals will die as we idly stand by. No one cares for animals as much as hunters, we respect them and we shed blood, sweat, and tears to make sure they continue to carry on. Why is it the hunting organizations that buy land for preservation of natural habitat, who knows...12 hours ago   ·  101
Luke StyesIt is not that the lion was hunted that is getting all the anti hunters mad it the way it was taken that is the problem . I am a hunter I hunt by the law to preserve hunting for generations to come . unlawfully taking of any game is wrong13 hours ago   ·  76
Max WeaverI hate it when they call poachers like the good doctor hunters. They are poachers not hunters. Prosecute them thusly. .13 hours ago   ·  39
Matt BandoTook this big boy when you and I hunted the northern territory last year.14 hours ago   ·  48
Ryan BrainIs your book " A DEMON IN THE DARK" only about Africa's wild animals or north American animals as well?12 hours ago   ·  2
Hal DuckettGreat article, but you were using logic and multisyllabic words. You don't need to reason, You obeyed the laws of the land, they want to eat grass.14 hours ago   ·  3
George DeLappThe bottom line with EVERYTHING in nature is that it is always a predator/prey battle to survive. Everything has a life cycle and everything living dies. People who don't hunt have this misguided notion that if only humans would stop killing the animals that the animals will just live in peace with us and the world and each other, you know just like in The Lion King.14 hours ago   ·  18
Steve BenboHa! Shared your post and one of my "friends" comments "shame on you!" Pulled her out of the woodwork I guess. She is now blocked. I don't need that kind of negativity in my life.14 hours ago   ·  58
Kurtis TookeI know what I'm about. No shame here.14 hours ago   ·  54
John BrysonProud to feed my family, teach my sons how to hunt. Now look at my youngest son. Providing for our family and many more.14 hours ago   ·  49
Ren Vande GuchteNice to see a true story written about me!12 hours ago   ·  4
Jimmy Lee McGehee Jr.Where can I get a spear like that12 hours ago   ·  1
Aj SleisterMr. Tim how or where can I find your book in GA? Any local big stores carry it?14 hours ago   ·  2
Cindy Howell DavisIf you hunt to provide and eat them it's perfectly ok. Do you think the dentist ate the lion or gave the meat to the people of Africa? Just asking an honest question.14 hours ago   ·  20
James SinclairI love the pics that people post on ur posts of there kills14 hours ago   ·  1
Kristopher KrokI am going to get the book14 hours ago   ·  4
Shane WhiteRight on Tim... I was watching the news last night and it made me sick to my stomach... can't believe so many people hate us... and what's really annoying is I have some good friends that love to hunt and still talk crap about this man should do prison time... as hunters we need to stick together even if we don't agree on everything.14 hours ago   ·  8
Raven Dzurko-BolzI am sharing this15 hours ago   ·  1
Justin RoethlerReally like yor approach to hunting and life . Great read thought you might like this pic of big Louie in my front yard the other night15 hours ago   ·  6
Robert OsgoodYou go Tim thanks for supporting us hunters, without spokesman like you are sport would die.15 hours ago   ·  11
Jeff TruittSure hope that's not Clyde , the local famous Water Buffalo!!15 hours ago   ·  22
Robert VogtDude....there is nothing wrong with hunting to put meat on the table ...but you assholes who slaughter for a "trophy" of for the sake of killing an unsuspecting animal just for the thrill should have your nuts cut off...14 hours ago   ·  22
Jackie Geraci AndersenThis makes sense but I still hate it14 hours ago   ·  1
Johnny DangerfieldIt took a dozen words for your "chosen passage" to berate and belittle mr pelosi. As much as hunters talk about being manly men they still resort to name calling like a group of angry and sad children.15 hours ago   ·  1

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Three 2 one LAUNCH. Join me at the Deer fest in Wisconsin and we will swop stories!!! Get ya a Blow gun or sling some arrows with me at the flying target launcher. Ok well I hit him a little back, go ahead chew me out I'm use to it..... ... See MoreSee Less

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Brian EllingtonTim you should post a compilation of your top 10 favorite slocks of all time. The Nebraska drop tine velvet shedding big louey buck spear slock one of my favorites2 days ago   ·  2
Nathan Hintz2 days ago   ·  5
Paul VanierTim are you using sights/pins or is that all instinctive?2 days ago   ·  1
Michael MondayCan't say that I'm amazed all that much ..... I mean u r TIM WELLS !!!!!! Modern legend you will b talked about for ages !2 days ago   ·  4
Kirk Edward James CopenaceHe should learn to spell2 days ago   ·  2
Mike Frantzdid that with my red ryder bb gun... 5 yards further.... up hill.2 days ago   ·  5
Rick RobinsonI wish I was half that good with my bow.2 days ago   ·  3
Nathan HintzDogs with bow is the only way to go!!2 days ago   ·  2
Bob KovelNow that was sweet!!!114 yards with a Bow and killed a Prairie dog.2 days ago   ·  1
Peter Nadjiwon Jr.I want to see u do some of these shots with a Traditional bow now that would be really cool2 days ago   ·  2
Shane GaugerWhy do you have to be in Wisconsin when I'm not there? So jealous.2 days ago   ·  1
Chris YoungWhere in Wisconsin ?2 days ago   ·  1
Angel PerezI am going to Wisconsin festival2 days ago   ·  1
Mark MaggosOMG! I can't believe you schlocked that little grass eatin, livestock cripplin, flea bitten, prairie destroying, one of fifty billion, prairie pooch. What's next?2 days ago   ·  2
James SinclairYou got vids of any lions being shot lol 😂😂2 days ago   ·  2
Charles VoanTeach me to shoot like that!2 days ago   ·  2
Brody DunfordBest archer in the world ladies and gents!!!2 days ago   ·  2
Bryant McCartneyGood shootin tex2 days ago   ·  1
Mike Frantzawesome shot!2 days ago   ·  1
Kevin SkinnerDude, are U even human? Thats fricken incredible!!2 days ago   ·  1
Mark FavretLOL damn good shot and looks like there was cross wind to play too.2 days ago   ·  1
Sean MichaelNice shot for a white boy.2 days ago   ·  1
Cory CooperYou definitely are the best archery shooter ive seen.. Hats of to you man your a legend2 days ago   ·  1
Donald DavisGreat shot man!2 days ago   ·  1
Edward FaustAwesome Tim!2 days ago   ·  1

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Joe Steven SpaugyWhat you Slocking6 days ago   ·  2
Jennifer Eric WattsPossibly took out one lung and maybe liver6 days ago   ·  1
Chandlor PeisleyDid u eat it?6 days ago   ·  1
Brandon ElmoreTim Wells is da man!6 days ago   ·  1
Anthony WeiseNow THAT'S pest control. Leave him hang for his relatives to see.6 days ago   ·  3
Brian Foggthat's no fly tho...6 days ago   ·  1
Jason ZingerExcuses, excuses.......6 days ago   ·  2
Chano BargasIf it was running, id Hav 2 say that's a mighty quik backup slock !!!!!!6 days ago   ·  1
Kath Grant JenkinsI love my razor sharp blow darts! Fun to shoot6 days ago   ·  1
Terry BurkhardtSome ppl take it to another level. Lol in the 1900's this photo was taken6 days ago   ·  2
Vidal Arce6 days ago   ·  3
Micah FrerichFrom a rather tall tree6 days ago   ·  7
Relentless PursuitNew razor Blow Darts are now available at timwellsbowhunter.com6 days ago   ·  6
Brent HusseyLmao! Love my ColdSteel Blowgun! People dont understand how fun they are til they try it lol6 days ago   ·  4
Ed TabesSpear chuckin!6 days ago   ·  2
Ed TabesCold steel?6 days ago   ·  1
Joe LashleyThat is rediculous! Did you just stick it into the bug ? Lol.6 days ago   ·  2
Joe LashleyIs there poison on them darts or do they just kill?6 days ago   ·  1
Chris BuckleyDid you eat your kill?6 days ago   ·  1
Andy BrewerLol man u are something else. Keep up the good work. Best show on television.6 days ago   ·  1
David RoneyLooks like a good Wuartering Down shot U took Tim; EH...6 days ago   ·  1
Kari GrönqvistMini Slock? ;)6 days ago   ·  2
Nick VallelyAwesome6 days ago   ·  1
Justin NelsonNice shot6 days ago   ·  1
Donald DavisHa ha I thought that was a dung beetle6 days ago   ·  1

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I've killed coons fish springbuck birds squirrels and rabbits with them.
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Relentless PursuitMathew Cutlip kill coyotes with them. so he said!!6 days ago
Relentless Pursuit6 days ago   ·  14
Eric WelshLove those Darts!!! Rabbit killers!6 days ago   ·  2
Mike RathnowI need these6 days ago   ·  1
Don RalphMust be a little bow6 days ago   ·  2
Blake HillWe use to engineer our own darts using arrows with expandable broadheads. Never got much speed out of it but you could shrewd an apple lol6 days ago   ·  1
Mike PierceTim where can u buy a six foot or longer blow gun from pm me a link thanks6 days ago   ·  1
Nick MorganThink my 12 year old daughter would be able to handle the five footer? Want to get one we can both use and still be deadly. Thanks in advance6 days ago   ·  1
Trevor Colt FlemingJust ordered em, been waiting for a year to get them out!6 days ago   ·  1
Buck HortonNice I Thought they quite making them6 days ago   ·  1
Nate VincentYou ever speared a elk?6 days ago   ·  1
Seth Floyd RileyWhere cab I pick up one of those things not the darts but the gun/pipe thing lol6 days ago   ·  1
Garrett Whisenant6 days ago   ·  1
Garrett WhisenantHere u go made set up with a tiny reel two zip strips and electronic tap ... got 3 brim and afew crawfish6 days ago   ·  1
Eli Daniel EldridgeHow are those darts I never used them6 days ago   ·  1
Garrett Putnam BoelkesJust ordered 2 packs! How soon will it take to ship out?6 days ago   ·  1
Hank ShearThank the lord. I haven't been able to find these anywhere. Now the coons won't run off very far 👍👍6 days ago   ·  1
Levi VanbuskirkMy god 😍6 days ago   ·  1
Kevin BitlerThey for your blow gun you made?6 days ago   ·  1
Dave WillisI used to have a bunch of those!! All i have left, are the bamboo. Stunners and the nail type darts for my magnum blowgun.6 days ago   ·  1
Ron HopeHow can I get one6 days ago   ·  1
Aaron JobeGot my first order in awhile back6 days ago   ·  1
Jesse MorganTook one on a float trip and killed lots of crawfish and frogs with it. I recommend the broad heads for frogs. Those fuckers are tough and won't hesitate to swim away with a bamboo dart in their head.6 days ago   ·  1
Bud TuckerLast Friday outside of cody wyoming! Love the show and what you stand for.6 days ago   ·  1
Andrew BabineauDo they make them in .40 cal?6 days ago   ·  1

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Rob Scottheld a pig?..heck yeah..but I divorced her..6 days ago   ·  36
Mike JensenThis little piggy had a bad day, he never gave me the opportunity to hold him and make it better.7 days ago   ·  33
Brandall WoodHe was to heavy to pick up and hold lol6 days ago   ·  2
Lee Millernever one that big though6 days ago   ·  1
Stephen-Jenny MchargueHey Tim how can I find ur ending song? Blood running. I've tried looking it up but can't find it. Oh btw nice hogzilla6 days ago   ·  1
Tony Ash6 days ago   ·  1
Jennifer Eric WattsUsually closing time at the bar but don't tell anyone6 days ago   ·  1
Eric ThomasSpear just caused needless suffering of that hog. Not a fan of that king of hunting.6 days ago   ·  1
Larry FultonI'm need camera man app. Tim6 days ago   ·  1
Ken RasmussenDoes my ex-wife count?6 days ago   ·  1
JR BorcheltI don't hunt pigs, but check out this hog!6 days ago   ·  5
Micheal Spot DavenportSlock-on , brother !6 days ago   ·  1
Chad DeFratesMy son didn't slock her but we smoked her. Literally.6 days ago   ·  4
JoHn HeRrInGPumba :)6 days ago   ·  1
Jordan WhiteI hold pigs all the time I've shot more animals than everyone here put together lol I guess that's what happens when you're a butcher6 days ago   ·  4
Ulrik ØrskovBig boar Tim.. good throw! Sure didn't hold this guy! I woke him up with an arrow through the heart.. He wasn't happy hahah6 days ago   ·  1
Kristopher WarrenHer name was Meaghan she works at Olive Garden. It was very dark and tequila was involved.6 days ago   ·  1
Mark ElJefe Mullettnot a pig but 100's of Roos and not from a tree stand!6 days ago   ·  1
BillyandLaura ParkerHave you ever held a pig, I heard a pig held you once.6 days ago   ·  2
Ron CangleyFirst I have to say "Loved the book" when is the next one? I have to try the spear trick. Keep up the awesome work you and your family do for the show. I don't miss it!! Thank you all.6 days ago   ·  1
Yeng Yang6 days ago   ·  1
Tony DayYes I 've held a pig , and fortunetly she left for someone else. LOL6 days ago   ·  3
Bryan HoodNope.6 days ago   ·  1
Bo GrahamYep killed two 125 pounders in one morning. with my bow.6 days ago   ·  1
Bud Curtisif you are so brave with your spear way not stand on the ground and do your big bad thing6 days ago   ·  2

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