In "Why Hunt, Part 1" I discussed the survival aspect of early man, as well as the 'seeming' negatives of hunting for wild game.When you consider all of the inconveniences, you would wonder why anyone would bother to go hunting in this modern day.As a review, the short list is:.Fun, power, satisfaction, defense, environmental control, oneness with nature, oneness with their maker, discovery of inner self, communing with friends and family, getting away from it all, and yes, even food.
But, to be a bit more descriptive.I think most avid hunters would tell you the main reason they hunt is because it's fun. What I described in Part 1 (early mornings, cold and wet weather, hiking beyond your physical condition, expense), doesn't sound like fun, but it also doesn't give you the whole picture. It left out the challenge, the adrenalin flow when you make the kill and the satisfaction of victory.This can be hard to explain.
Keep in mind, it's not just the killing that is the thrill, it is the hunt. A hunter has used his/her skills to find or track his prey, and has been successful. That's only the first step.Now, can the hunter get out the shot, whether from a rifle, pistol or a bow, to complete the process? This is the clincher. It's exciting to find the wild game, but it now finalizes the deal when the prey becomes yours; your trophy, your reward, your meal, your memory, your payoff.Again, this goes back to early man.
It's inbred in humans. But, there is even more to why modern man hunts. There are some very logical reasons.
I have shown you what is probably the main motivation. But, there is more. See "Why Hunt, Part 3"..----
By Bobby Ivie.Bobby Ivie is an avid fishman and owner of Fishing-Hunting-Camping.
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By: Bobby Ivie