While some people will speak out against hunting, and there are some people that do it the wrong ways and for the wrong reasons, there are also good things about this sport. There are also good things about fishing. If you are a family that likes to hunt and fish you may want to start now in teaching your children about how much fun it can be to hunt and fish, and why they are good sports to participate in.
You should also talk to them about the bad aspects, like poaching wild game or fishing without a license. You want to raise hunters and kids that like to fish that do both of these things by the law, and for the right reasons. These are also great ways to spend a little more time with your children bonding, learning together, and having fun.
Preparing For Hunting And How To Be Resourceful
Hunting helps with conservation and with population control. However, it is important to follow the laws and rules set forth by the Department of Natural Resources in your area. Teach your children, and learn yourself, about when different hunting seasons are and what the laws are for licenses and weapon usage.
If you want to be efficient at hunting it won’t be cheap to get all of the things that you need. If you want to zero in your gun you may want to invest in a good rangefinder. You won’t just want hunting weapons you can use, but also ones that are made for the size of your child.
Teach your children about using as much of the animal as they possibly can. Even if you are using the antlers as a mount on the wall and the hide to decorate your home with, teach them about the importance of the meat and about things Native Americans may have done with the bones and other leftovers of the game they hunted. Make sure they understand that poaching simply for a trophy is terrible, and unnecessary.
The Fun And Health Of Fishing
Fishing can be a fun sport, whether you’re fishing from the shore or from inside a boat. You can fish lakes, ponds, and even rivers. There are different types of fishing too, and different rods for each type.
What gear you need will depend on the type of fishing you want to do with your kids and what type of body of water you plan to fish in. You’ll also need fishing licenses unless you want to try out on a free fishing weekend (check with your local DNR).
Just like hunting, there are different seasons for different types of fish, and also different catch limits. Fish is a brain and heart healthy food. The USDA suggests eating fish at least twice a week to get all of the great benefits it offers.