Man Out Hunting in Woods, Onlookers Horrified When They See What's On His Back

This baby didn’t have a problem accompanying her father on his hunting trip while he had “baby duty.” She even slept through the ordeal. But other people on social media did, and they say it’s inappropriate.

Travis Zatopek is catching some heat on social media after posting pictures of he and his infant daughter hunting. According to Grind TV, the photo he posted is a split image. One of them shows his daughter slumped over on his back sleeping as he cocks his gun and prepares to shoot. The other shows her awake on his back as he searches the horizon for doves.

The photo caption reads: “When it’s dove season, and you have baby duty! Owner of Hacienda, Travis Zatopek, making it happen.”

Zatopek says he is proud of his actions, and that he rather his daughter murder doves for sport than catch electric Pokemon like other kids. The photo got more than 15,000 shares and 3,000 comments on Facebook.

“I hate to be so negative but as cute as this is it’s very dangerous!!!” reads one comment. “Baby should come first there’s no way that you had no other choice but to take babe with you hunting he's not even being worn the right way and any number of things can happen!!!”

Of course, there were others who supported his actions saying “Great job Dad,” and, ““We’ve taken our son hunting and fishing since he was born. #startemyoung.”

Zatopek had a response of his own.

“As American citizens, we have the right to raise our children utilizing what we, as their parents, feel is right and wrong. We do not apologize for raising our girls around guns and hunting. Educating them young is a huge attribute for their future,” he said. “We, as parents, promote positive family morals and values along with teaching them respect and responsibility.”

He said she was only briefly placed in the carrier for the photo opportunity and was taken inside after she dozed off.

Source: Grind TV
Photo: Western Journalism

Photo: Facebook/Hacienda Wildlife Company, LLC

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