Thursday, September 8, 2016

Joy-Anna the Fisherwoman


 "When they asked for people to cut up the snake, I was like, 'Why not?' I mean, you might as well go all in on this thing."
-Joy-Anna Duggar

While learning how to fish using survival traps, the Duggar siblings share the experience they have had with the sport. "I've done some fishing," shares John-David Duggar. "I'm not like a big fisherman." And Joy surprises everyone as she fearlessly cuts open a snake to use as bait (see video below). Could you see yourself doing that?


Photo/video courtesy TLC

34 comments:

  1. Very interesting. Are we following the Duggars in something they really had on their agenda or did TLC brainstorm this idea and get them to do it? I can see the Duggars having this idea for their children on their own.

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  2. I don't believe in fishing. Unless you truly need the food, I don't like the idea of making a fish endure getting a hook in its mouth. I try to limit the amount of food "with a face" that I consume. Only as little as necessary. Almost a vegetarian.

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    1. I feel the similarly about hunting and fishing. I limit the amount of meat I eat mainly for ecological reasons, but I wouldn't consider myself close to being a vegetarian. However, the idea of killing animals for sport is disgusting to me. Let's face it, most people hunt and fish with the main purpose being entertainment. Yes, they often eat the meat, too, but the "thrill of the hunt" is the main reason for it. Humans are omnivores and there is nothing wrong for killing for food. But killing for fun is morbid and disturbing.

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    2. I think that is the idea.... they were learning these skills just in case they ever TRULY needed it they would be able to. That's why they call it "Survival Training."

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    3. Ditto about fishing.

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    4. Is there a such thing as "almost" a vegetarian?? God gave us these animals to eat. Nothing wrong with hunting, fishing, or eating them.

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    5. Hunting and fishing for food is one thing. Killing and harming animals for sport is an entirely different thing. Consider how awful catch and release fishing is when you really think about it. God didn't give us fish so that we could cause them pain and stress for our amusement.

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    6. I only eat meat a few times a month so I guess I'm almost a vegetarian, too. It wouldn't hurt us all to cut back on the amount of meat we consume. Dinner doesn't have to be a pound of steak for everyone. Ranchers might not agree with this view, but it's not a bad a personal choice.

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  3. See myself doing that? Nope. No snakes or extremely large spiders. This mama is perfectly content watching brave souls like Joy-Anna do this.

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  4. I love it when Joy says in response to why she hasn't changed from when she was younger(she said her older sisters used to be more outdoor types)
    "you cant force it out, you just have to embrace it"
    I wish all the duggar children would embrace who they really are and find their own path instead of following what they feel they have to in order to keep their parents satisfied....

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    1. I agree. You can see a couple of the kids in particular who don't seem to be living an authentic life in terms of clothing, relationships. They do seem to be pressured to fit into a one-size-fits-all mold for boys or girls. Very little authentic individuality is shown or it looks like something TLC created.

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    2. The episode at the survivalist camp has been one of my favorites. I love how Joye is willing to get in there and do anything and embrace her adventurous spirit. On one episode when Ben had just moved on to the property to work for Jim Bob, Joye and another brother were giving Ben a tour of the grounds and a rundown of some the things that he would be doing, you could tell that Joye was so assertive and knew exactly what needed to be done to keep the place running. I really like that about her.

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  5. I'm a born-and-bred country girl. I live in the boonies. I fish and I hunt. But one thing I never do is get any closer to a snake than I have to. It's in my genes; my entire family is scared to death of the evil-looking things.

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    1. What do you mean evil looking?

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    2. I mean snakes look evil to me.

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  6. I never noticed how similar Jinger and Joy look until I saw that picture!

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    1. I don't see any resemblance what so ever. Jinger doesn't look like any of the other girls.

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    2. Jinger looks like Jessa!

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    3. I think the shape of Joy and Jessa's faces are very similar, as well as their smiles and chins.

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    4. Their mouths are very different. In the upper part of their faces Nessa and Ginger look a lot alike.

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    5. joy looks a lot like jill and jessa!

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  7. That was not a nice thing to do to that poor snake, just so they could film it. You know those kids are never going to cut up a snake for fish bait ever again, so why bother making them do it? Where's PETA when you need them?

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    1. Fishing for food hardly qualifies as animal abuse.

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    2. Ditto. Respect for God's creation. Don't kill for sport.

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  8. fresh dead snakes make for good bate depending on where you are. fresh enough they still twitch, makes for good predator bate.

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    1. Also makes a good meal.

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    2. What an awful thing to do to an innocent snake whose purpose on this earth is not to be bait.

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    3. You do what you need to do to get by. No different than using worms or grubs.

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    4. How about fishing with a net if you'd even need to do that at all? Bears don't use any bait at all and are great fishermen. Fisherbears?

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    5. Net fishing is illegal in some states and in specific instances. Also nets aren't useful in shallow or rocky areas. Let's also not forget this subject is survival school, I don't drive around with a fishing net in my trunk, I doubt you do either. I'm all good with being good to animals, I eat what I kill and waste as little as possible. If you eat meat your food has to die some how, that's just reality. As for the bear comment, I don't have 3 inch claws, but if you would like me to emanate a bear I'll use a trident and impail the fish. The Bible tells us what we can eat, we can't eat it if it isn't dead. If that turns your stomach, eat a salad.

      God bless

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  9. Joy has quite a bit of gumption!

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  10. I like her spunk. Nice to see someone learned something on that trip

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  11. When you wrote "a snake" I thought a real snake, not an earthworm...

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