Eva Shockey, Outdoor Channel host and daughter to hunting legend Jim Shockey, has been called just about every vile thing you can imagine by anti-hunters. But if those who hate her thought their threats and name-calling would cause her to shrink back, they are grossly mistaken.
Not only has Shockey struck back with a series of recent interviews, but now she's out with a limited-time t-shirt collection that's sure to irk radical animal activists.
The shirts have a simple message: "I'll never apologize for being a hunter."
"As hunters, we need to stand strong, unite as one and NEVER apologize for being who we are!" Shockey said in a statement. "We should focus our energy on being the best hunters we can be by challenging ourselves to be ethical, respectful and responsible so as to humbly uphold our proud heritage. Now, let’s get out there and enjoy the great outdoors!”
In the first day of sales last week, TheBlaze has learned, people snatched up 500 of them. The goal is to sell 1,000. As of publication time, they were 99 short of that goal.
Reaction has been positive on Shockey's Facebook page. "I ordered mine today! So proud to be a hunter!" one woman wrote. "Good shirts with a solid message! You just keep on keeping on Eva!" said another.
“I know as a hunter that what I’m doing is the right thing, I’m doing good, I’m positively benefiting wildlife populations and adding to conservation,” she told TheBlaze last month while responding to detractors who told her she should kill her dog after she posted a picture of a massive black bear she had just killed while hunting with her dad.
The shirts, which sell for $20, come in four colors (black, grey, pink or purple), sizes XS-6XL and are only available for seven more days. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the shirts will be donated to the group Freedom Hunters.