We all need to understand that hunting isn’t just about killing animals.
As a huntress I have been asked many times why I hunt or how could I just kill something for fun. I’m sure all hunters have been asked questions like that before.
But how do you reply? How can you express that hunting is much more than that?
In retrospect, yes, that is the main goal, to bag and tag game, but that doesn’t mean that is our soul purpose behind what we do. There are many reasons why we hunters feel the responsibility to take an animal’s life.
Hunting is much more than just a sport, it is a lifestyle. It isn’t about walking up on an animal, blasting it away, and leaving a dead carcass lying on the wood’s floor.
Hunting is a responsibility we hold at high standards in order to keep things balanced. Without hunting animal populations will skyrocket causing an unbalance and even unsafe environments. Predators, that can cause harm to you and your family, will be more abundant without hunting. Game that causes a nuisance, such as squirrels and groundhogs, will also increase causing more crop damage and destruction.
Big game, such as different types of deer and bear, can cause the same crop damage and can be found in abundance, near or on, busy roadways, causing potential harm to drivers and passengers.
Our God-Given Right
And God said, Behold I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the Earth and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the Earth and to every bird of the Heavens and to everything that creeps on the Earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food. And it was so.
There is a spiritual connection with God and the great outdoors. In a treestand or blind, He has given us peace and tranquility that leaves us appreciative and satisfied.
Through Him we are given the instinct to harvest and naturally provide for ourselves and our families instead of buying from the grocery store.
Whether you are with your child, your wife or husband, or even other family and friends, hunting offers us all a time to bond and share the things we are passionate about. We take pride in passing on our skills and knowledge on how to be successful at hunting. We get to share our love for the great outdoors, making our quest for the tag limit more meaningful.
Hunting means so much more than going out and killing innocent animals. It is all about taking care of the land, being at one with nature and God, and sharing and being with the ones you love.