Hunting and fishing are deeply held American traditions.
Why do people do it?
There are philosophical and practical reasons why people hunt and fish.
I often say if I have to explain why I fish and hunt then you wouldn’t understand. I’ll try, though. It’s a combination of self reflection/introspection, anticipation, adrenaline, dopamine, and camaraderie with family and friends. It’s about the experience.
There are concrete reasons why people hunt and fish. Food supply, species management, conservation, and habitat/crop protection are just a few.
When you put the philosophical and practical reasons together you can understand why hunting and fishing are deeply held traditions. I hope they never end.
I’d like to thank my friends for allowing me to use their hunting photos for this blog post. Truth be told, I do hunt, but not often. In my world, when it’s a good day to hunt, it’s an even better day to fish.
The banner photo is Libby with a beautiful white tail deer. Above, is her mom, Kris, with a pronghorn.
This fuzzy photo is of John with his pronghorn. Kris is his wife, and Libby is his daughter.
Here’s Taylor with a nice white tail deer. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Taylor and commented that I didn’t have any Alaska fish photos of him because he hasn’t been to Alaska. Well, no more. The next time you’ll see a photo of him on this blog, it’ll be holding a salmon or halibut. Jane and I look forward to seeing Taylor and Colette this summer.
Here’s One Shot Mary. Not only did she take up deer hunting at the young age of 61, she got this 5 point buck on the opening morning of the season with one shot! Congratulations on many levels.
The next four photos are of Team Miller. Here’s Gene with a nice white tail deer.
Jake wasn’t going to be outdone.
Not sure why I didn’t get a deer photo from Dick (the hunting season isn’t over yet), but I did get one of him with a North Dakota tundra swan.
I have more photos and stories to share, but I’ll wait until next week. See you then.