If you do not hunt I believe you are really missing out. I grew up in a hunting family. Going up to the hunting cabin was better than Christmas for my siblings and I. We so enjoyed that time of year when we could wear camouflage and fluorescent orange and take to the woods.
1. I feel closer to God
When I am in the woods I always feel closer to God than when I am anywhere else. I am in his creation and I just sit and take in all that he created. God created the woods and the animals that inhabit it and when I feel a cool breeze I feel God's presence. I have had my best conversations with God while up in a tree stand.
2. It's a family thing
I get to spend time with my family. Some of my best memories are hunting with my dad and brothers. Yeah, we usually were cold and wet by the time we were done for the day but did we have some great stories to tell, oh yes we did. It is also something that gets passed through generations.
You get to get down a dirty and if you're lucky you just might end up with blood and guts on you. Hunting helped me learn how the anatomy of certain animals worked. We always put on our excuse forms for class that we were going to go and dissect an animal if we were lucky enough to get one.
5. It's fun
I love spending time in the woods and going upstate and spending time with the people I love. Yeah, I love when we actually get something but I love being in those woods and listening to the still quiet voice of my Savior and having fun with my family whom I love. Plus if someone misses you get to tease the life out of them.