In rural Minnesota, deer hunting is practically a national holiday, it’s a holiday that is ever evolving. Deer camps that we typically saw only men participating in are now seeing more women and young adults joining. The Wildlife Management Institute has stated that people need to start recruiting outside of the norm. Invite young adults, college students, millennials. The people that may not have ever hunted, not grown up in a hunting family or may not know what to do when hunting. With an increase in desire for people to know where their food is coming from and whether it’s organic or not, teaching how to properly and humanely hunt is something that many kids and young adults could benefit from.
In our society of technology, ordering everything online and have it delivered to your doorstep is easy, hunting is not. But what could be more enjoyable than being part of nature, being part of the circle of life? In our fast-paced world, hunting gives you the opportunity to slow down and literally smell the roses. A hunter has a unique perspective on nature, they are direct and intimate participants in the priceless commodity of the world surrounding us.
Are you unsure when deer hunting season is, what zone you’re located in or where to get a license? Visit the DNR website to get your answers.