Why Do You Hunt? - Frans Diepstraten
Frans Diepstraten - My first exposure to hunting was probably around six years of age, going on big driven pheasant and hare shoots in my native country of The Netherlands.
Recently I have fallen victim to the love of traditional archery. This year my hunting partner Kyle Steed and I will hunt with recurve and longbow. We started a blog to document the highs and lows of this endeavor www.crooked-arrow.com
Why do you hunt …When in casual conversation with strangers or other people that don’t know me well the topic of hunting comes up, inevitably I get asked the question “Why do you hunt?” This can quickly be followed by other, often intentionally provocative statements, such as “Can’t you buy meat at the store?” or “Are you one of those trophy hunters?”
There are many ways of answering these questions, assuming you have the gumption for a potentially lengthy and volatile conversation, each with a different angle: wildlife management, food acquisit