Hunting Is An Art
Hunting is a primitive thing. But what was once the biggest part of survival, has become a treasured outdoor adventure for many people; and rightfully so. It’s a great way to relax and play hard at the same time. It’s a good time to clear your mind and use all your senses to become one with nature; to stop thinking like a human and start thinking like your prey; and to tune out of the rat race and tune in to God’s creation.
While you probably won’t master it all in your lifetime, you can sure try your hand at much of it, and even become an expert at some types of hunting for wildlife.
You can go onto government the land in the U.S. where hunting is allowed and find enough types of wildlife to keep you busy for years. Big game would include javelina, deer, antelope, black bear, brown bear, bighorn sheep, elk, caribou, moose and mountain lion.
The list of smaller game includes rabbit, squirrel, armadillo, beaver, coyote, groundhog, bobcat, fox, mink, muskrat, weasel and even striped skunk (don’t ask me why).
If bird hunting is your thing, you can find turkey, quail, dove, pheasant, and grouse, or waterfowl like geese and many species of duck.
Many states have trapping seasons and allow you to take game such as mink, muskrat, raccoon, weasel, badger, opossum, fox, coyote, beaver and otter.
Most hunters prefer rifle hunting, though there are a large number of handgun hunters and bow hunters. Bowhunting is almost like a whole other sport in itself. Bowhunters go after all kinds of wild game, but the most common are deer, elk and turkey.
Certainly hunting is not limited to the U.S. In fact, there is excellent hunting on many continents. One of the most popular is Africa. African safaris have produced many happy big game trophy hunters who took home trophies of elephants, rhinos, zebras, wildebeests, lions and leopards.
Whatever your style or skill level, there is a type of hunting for anybody.