The True Hunter

1079 WordsNov 19, 20145 Pages
The True Hunter Few passions can unite a group of people, globally, so tight. Hunting can often times be misconstrued as the murdering of animals for sport. This is not the case. Hunting can fairly be defined as a person, or group of people, tracking and harvesting an animal as a resource of meat and hide (or feathers). Hunting is rightfully supported by the government and is enforced by laws and specific regulations. Hunting makes providing for a family more self sufficient than buying processed meats from a store. The presence of nature can also be relaxing, calming, and allows for an understanding between animal and oneself. Hunting can knit family and friends together by simply sharing the passion of the next harvest and passing it down generations. The sport continues through many today. When the Europeans first arrived to Minnesota, there were no rules established on the harvesting of animals. Populations diminished immensely because of the great migration of man into the area. The Whitetail Deer, especially, felt the impact. In the 1890s, they were all but gone. Over harvesting in prior years quickly lead to a rapidly decreasing population. On one occasion, a train loaded with six tons of venison was shipped at one time to Boston, Massachusetts, from Litchfield, Minnesota, in 1872. Now, venison is like any other red meat, or any meat at all. Venison spoils just as quick as other meats. For six tons to be shipped means mass harvesting all over the state brought to one
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