So, you think you want to give hunting a shot (see what we did there!)
Great! Hunting is not only an excellent way to get out of the office, get away from the rat race and challenge yourself in new ways – but also has numerous benefits to conservation efforts.
Besides the obvious – brining home meat (yummmm!) and impressive game, here are 5 other reasons to begin the lifelong hobby of hunting:
- Appreciation of Nature
Hunting isn’t about killing an animal for the sake of killing the animal. Helping to control the deer/animal population is a huge benefit of hunting. Eating what you kill is the added benefit for yourself (and your friends!)
- Developing Patience
Hunting involves a lot of waiting. And waiting. And more waiting. Game doesn’t just stroll on by; hunters have to figure out how to develop keen senses while not being on edge all the time. Everyone could use more patience and hunting is a great way to develop it.
- Escaping the Rat Race
Everyone has a job, and that job causes stress. Hunting forces you to get off the grid and be in a place where cell phones and e-mails can’t bog you down. Everyone needs an escape, it makes the annoyances of your day-to-day much more tolerable.
- Goal Setting
A hunter’s goal is to bag game. The simple act of goal setting gives anyone the motivation to work towards something. Having goals is crucial to being successful in all aspects of your life.
- Discipline is the Key
Through practice and success, hunters develop discipline that serves them throughout life. Having one shot to take down game means that the shot must be taken with precision.
Regardless of whatever reason you choose, hunting is a fantastic sport to get involved in. The sport promotes many core values crucial to success in the non-hunting world, so what better way to develop these skills than in the field! Tell us, why do you hunt?