People have been hunting for thousands of years. While today it’s mostly for sport, at one time, hunting was a way of life and a tool for survival. Hunting is rooted in our history. It’s a pastime that produces a variety of outcomes including food, comrade, exercise, heightened senses to your surroundings, and getting in touch with nature, just to name a few.
Although hunting isn’t for everyone, any hunter could probably list several reasons you should become a hunter. If you don’t know any hunters, but are contemplating becoming one, we’re going to outline four reasons to become a hunter.
It’s healthy to hunt
Not only is hunting healthy in the exercise it provides, but it’s also healthy because the game you score will be free of any additives, GMOs and any other man-made interventions much of our meat has in it these days.
Hunting helps the economy
Each year, hunters help the economy in a variety of ways. Hunters are responsible for a great deal of economic activity including keeping many people in jobs and creating tax revenue. They do this through renewing hunting licenses, buying hunting gear, and hunting several areas of the country.
Hunting is good for population control
This is a sad but true aspect of hunting. In many areas, species are overpopulated and through hunting, we are able to help control the population and ensure that the animals are not dying of starvation or disease.
Hunting promotes awareness of your surroundings
If you’re a hunter, you have to know the lay of the land, and you have to be able to navigate you way through different terrains. Through hunting, we are able to teach kids about being aware of their surrounds and being able to fend for themselves.
So there you have it, four (of the many) reasons to become a hunter.
As with any sport, when hunting make sure you have all the gear and protection needed for a safe hunt, including protection for your ears.