• Hunt the Wild

Are we headed in the right direction?

I can’t help but think about some of the recent articles I’ve read, or posts I’ve seen on social media. You know, the ones that show a guy killing a massive million point buck on his first hunt, or the chick wearing a bikini while hanging tree stands in the middle of mosquito infested July. What’s up with that?

If you’ve done much hunting, you know that killing animals can be tough, and it’s no question that unless it’s a “canned hunt” it’s certainly a lot of work. Which leads me to the question, Why do people advertise this type of image? Why does everyone want to make it look so easy?

It seems like every time you turn on some type of hunting tv it’s the same old bullshit. Guy pulls into hunting camp, shoots his bow a half dozen times and on the last evening of his stay with two minutes of shooting light left, he tags out and goes on to explain how much work and effort it was. Wait. What?

Have you’ve noticed the growing trend of ladies in bikinis giving advice on the things you should do in order to up your success rate in the field? It’s like if you hold bow half naked, suddenly you’ve become a better archer than Fred Bear. See where I’m going with this?

Hunting is raw and serious. It’s often gruesome and inevitably something loses its life. As hunters, it’s our responsibility to pass on knowledge and respect for the animals and help preserve the traditions of the outdoors for the future. Lately, I think many of us have lost sight of that.

-Adam Bowlds