If someone showed you how to hunt, and now you’re a hunter, consider yourself fortunate. There are plenty of people who never had anyone in their lives take them out hunting and give them such a unique experience.
Lessons You Learn While Hunting in the Woods
You can learn a lot about life from hunting. Indeed, many hunters know that they learned valuable life lessons as they developed as hunters, often guided by those who came before them, like a parent or friend of the family who had much wisdom to “pass on down to the youngsters.”
One of the main life lessons hunting teaches is to have patience. In a world where so many things seem to be “instant,” there are still plenty of things people have to wait for, and though people don’t like to wait, hunting is all about waiting, isn’t it? You literally have to have patience when hunting. You’ve got to be calm and persevere. You also learn to show up and make an effort. Hunting is not passive– nor is life! Just like with other things, you’ve got to practice to get better– a great lesson for life.
Now here’s something more people should learn these days: you’re not always going to get something for your efforts! There could be times when you hunt and you don’t find, shoot or kill a thing! Is that a waste? No. You might be the best hunter, but conditions just weren’t right. And you can learn to live with the idea that you don’t always win or get rewarded or get what you want– and that’s okay. On the other hand, with hunting, you need to prepare for success when it does come. There will be times when you shoot and kill an animal and it’s one of the greatest accomplishments of your life. That said, you need to know the rules and regulations about hunting, and you need to know what to do with the animal once it’s down and dead.
Finally, “you miss the shots you don’t take” is something hunters learn early on. Sometimes you just have to go for it, and see what happens! You can’t just avoid life and opportunities or you’re missing out.
If you’re looing for a wonderful place to hunt, learn about the different guided hunts offered at the Tioga Ranch.