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According to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, nearly 40 percent of adults are obese. Those who are
obese and overweight nudges over 70
percent. That means a good portion of
Americans land in either category. Finding time to hit the gym or walk around
the neighborhood is not always easy.
Hunting can be an answer to combine
protein procurement and physical activity into a single endeavor. Preseason
scouting, placing hunting stands, building blinds and hiking to remote hunting
parcels all add up to calories burnt, and
muscles toned. Fuse that with a lean meal
of wild game and you are on the way to
a better you.

Perfect Shooting Skills

Have you ever wanted to shoot like the
legendary Navy SEAL Chris Kyle? A
hunting focus forces you to perfect your
shooting skills. Your goal is to humanely
kill your targeted species with precision.
That requires practice with your firearm
of choice. Time at the range and shooting in real-world conditions can help you
achieve this goal. And besides, shooting

skills for personal defense are always
worthy of your time-it's the essence of
the Second Amendment.

Help the Climate

You may fall into a group where climate change is important to you and
your lifestyle. Whether you embrace the
fact that beef and modern agricultural
processes are contributing to a changing climate, hunting can help you sleep
better at night. By attaining your protein
from wild species during a hunt you are
relying less on the livestock industry and
fossil fuels for agricultural endeavors.

Save Money

Don't kid yourself. Hunting can be
expensive. Despite this basic statement,
your initial test doesn't need to break the
bank. You may be able to acquire cheap
hunting gear at a pawn shop, online or
from an uncle eager to see you succeed.
You don't need to kickstart your hunting career with elk or wild sheep either.
Backyard species like whitetail deer,
Canada geese and cottontails are found
in nearly every ZIP code in appreciable
numbers for pantry fodder.

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COVID-19 Escape

Hunting is a notable escape from the
infected world. Hunting separates us
from the crowds, exposes us to volumes
of fresh air and clears our mind of the
world's issues as we focus on the goal
at hand. If this pandemic lockdown has
you stir-crazy, give hunting a try to evade
madness.

Recreation

Lastly, hunting is entertaining recreation.
You may have tried golf or spent a few
months on a summer softball league. You
cannot deny the laughs and camaraderie created; hunting includes that aspect
and more. You are immersing yourself
in the real world, not an online game of
fantasy. You have an actual quarry with a
worthy goal of feeding yourself and your
household. Climatic conditions, like a
wind-driven snowstorm, challenge you
during the season. Still, with skill and
luck, you could create a hunting memory
and a nutritious meal via an authentic
adventure. Share these 10 reasons to
hunt with anyone showing a glimmer
of interest and you may discover a new
hunting friend.  ah

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What drives any of us to join the hunt? It may not take long to discover someone's
motivations. Communing firsthand with nature, adventurous recreation, honing
survival skills and taking home healthy protein are just four good reasons.


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