POINT#1 Sustainable: "of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged" merriam-webster Next time some tree huger tries to go off on you for hunting tell them the definition of sustainable and how hunting is one of the truly sustainable & organic/free range means of food available. See if they have an answer to that. POINT #2 Ask them if the consider themselves a conservationist? If they say yes tell them the definition; Conservation: "To use carefully or sparingly, avoiding waste" Then go on to explain that the state regulates hunting permits to protect the species from depletion or permanent damage. Which ties right into being sustainable. They may go on about defenseless animals this or trophy hunting, but just stick to your guns. "If you eat meat then you are less sustainable than me. 1 deer can provide 65-100lbs of meat for my family how many trips to the grocery store does that take you? Besides that deer roamed free its entire life until I ethically harvested it". POINT #3 A final point may be to talk about how much hunter dollars contribute to wildlife & habitat PRESERVATION/Restoration throughout the entire united states annually (including non-hunting wildlife). To the tune of apx $170 million annually. How much do anti-hunting, animal rights and pro-wolf groups provide to the states? A big fat zero. Lets make it a point of being on the OFFENSIVE, not defensive. Educate those that make those passing comments when you're in camo just don't shrug them off. Talk to the people in the checkout line at the grocery store or clerk. If they're actually willing to listen to reason they will see the light and maybe you can get someone to be more open to hunting.