Eva Shockey is a famous hunter with a love for the craft and sport undoubtedly embedded in her DNA. To wit: Her dad is the very guy behind “Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures” and “Uncharted” on Outdoor Channel.
On her Facebook profile, Eva notes she tries to “balance hunting, femininity and family into what I consider to be the best lifestyle in the world” and caps it off with a Bible verse — Proverbs 31:25: “She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.”
Armed with that attitude, one would expect a bear hunting trip with her father to end successfully. Indeed the pair concluded a trip in North Carolina on Friday by bagging two huge black bears, each over 500 pounds: One Jim got, and Eva deposited the other one.
After photos of her kill were posted on Facebook, thousands of comments came flying in — but some of them weren’t too kind.
Eva describes one particularly vile suggestion: “An anti-hunter just told me, and I quote, to ‘kill that little worthless dog you have instead’ of the bear I just hunted in NC.”
But Shockey wasn’t looking for sympathy from her many followers; instead she offered this stinging riposte: “Apparently hunting a bear, eating/donating all of the meat and putting money towards conservation is a bad thing, but killing my puppy is ok. If this logic isn’t totally insane, I don’t know what is.”