Watch as Randy Newberg provides a detailed explanation of why he hunts in his own words.
Ask 100 different hunters why they hunt and they’ll probably give you 100 different answers. However, I’m sure you’ll run across several common themes in their responses.
Some will say they hunt for food. Others hunt to enjoy the outdoors. Still others say they hunt in order to spend time with their family. There is absolutely nothing wrong with those answers.
However, I encourage you to watch this video where Randy Newberg explains why he hunts. He provides a well thought answer and does a good job explaining how hunting benefits conservation, which in turn benefits future generations.
Watch the video to see what I mean.
Those that do not truly understand hunting and conservation frequently attack hunters for only wanting to preserve wildlife and wild places for the selfish reason of solely providing more animals to hunt. For most hunters, this could not be further from the truth.
To paraphrase the great Gifford Pinchot, the purpose of conservation is to provide the greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time. Because of the efforts of hunters and conservationists during the early 1900s, we still have plentiful populations of wildlife in North America.
Food, enjoying the outdoors, spending time with family: these are all great reasons to hunt. However, don’t forget about the conservation benefits of hunting and how your efforts as a hunter and conservationist now can benefit your children and grandchildren.
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