Role of Hunting in Increasing Familial Bonds and Keeping Traditions Alive
Posted by Ranger Point Team on Aug 19th 2021
- What we learn from hunting
- How to pass your hunting knowledge to the next generation?
- Final Thoughts
The Easter weekend tends to be important for all hunters, including those who don’t celebrate Easter’s religious meaning. That’s because we’re raised in family values much more deeply than other people through our hunting traditions.
When we’re out in the field, our cell phones are off, and we’re tuned into Nature instead of Facebook and mind-numbing games. We get to unplug from technology and reduce mental stress.
What We Learn From Hunting
Traditional Family Values
We learn many of our traditional family values during the hunting season. While we’re out in the field, we watch the sun come up, and the forest comes alive in the morning, with another family member close by sharing the experience with us.
Safe Gun Ownership
We learn the value of safe gun ownership and the damage it can cause. We accept the responsibility of handling a firearm, and we learn about the vital role our hunting community plays in the conservation efforts for the animals we hunt.
Sense of Belonging
As families and friends, we gather out to deer camp, congregating in a group of like-minded individuals where we feel trust and a sense of belonging during our early years. Out on the field, we feel loved and supported by our parents and elders. These family traditions give our kids the strength and stability they need to meet life’s challenging culture outside of hunting. Yet, so few children are growing up with an interest in hunting these days.
Some of it’s due to the misguided ideas of what hunting is about and the emotional reactions to gun violence in our country. Very few activities teach the values of responsibility, safety, and appreciation of the natural world like hunting does.
How to pass your hunting knowledge to the next generation?
While you’re visiting your family this Easter season, remember how strong and confident growing up in a hunting family made you. Help keep the traditions of hunting and the family values it brings with it.
Go shed hunting as a group. Walk the trails looking for where the animals are and teach the younger ones how to track. Go fishing. Hang around the campfire and share the hunting tales.
Spring is a great time to teach a youngster how to hold and shoot a gun. It’s also the perfect time to talk about the next big hunt.
We’re here to help you make sure the traditional family values keep getting passed down. As a hunting family, we consider you as family too.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is hunting a family tradition?
Hunting is popular as a family tradition in several families in the U.S. It teaches values like safe gun ownership, brings about a sense of belonging, and helps to imbibe traditional family values and rituals for all members to learn from and experience.
How much does hunting contribute to conservation?
Hunting activities and conservation have gone hand in hand since the 19th century. Several sportsmen in the past began to organise conservation groups, seeing the decline in the wildlife populations in the U.S. Further, they also worked with the Congress to pass several laws to preserve the natural wildlife in the nation, like Lacy Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act.
How does hunting bring people together?
Hunting serves as an activity that can be enjoyed by groups and families together as a bonding activity. Older people can use this time to share their experiences with the younger lot, whereas the latter can be of tremendous help in organising and bringing more energy and agility to the entire hunting excursion.