Let’s be honest — Hollywood isn’t exactly best friends with the hunting community. We learned that lesson the hard way after the media viciously attacked Donald Trump’s sons for their (completely legal and ethical) African safari. With many actors and actresses donating time and money to groups like PETA, it’s pretty hard to find a outdoors-friendly face in movies and television. Luckily, there are quite a few celebrities — actors, athletes and so forth — who still embrace the hunting lifestyle, some you probably would never have thought of. In the grand tradition of celebrities giving PETA the middle finger, here are eight surprisingly pro-hunting celebrities.
No doubt about it: With the second most career points in NBA history (36,298), The Mailman was -- and is -- one of the greatest power forwards ever. With teammate John Stockton, Malone led the Utah Jazz to two straight NBA Finals in the late ‘90s, though the Jazz dropped both to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. But the two-time MVP is also an extremely avid hunter; after developing a love for the outdoors growing up in Louisiana, Malone became a hunting machine, and even owns a cabin in Alaska, making it much easier to get close to those big black bears and his personal favorite, elk.