4 Commonly Heard Hunting Myths
There are quite a few misconceptions in our society surrounding hunting. While some people thoroughly enjoy the sport, others cannot seem to understand it. Because of this, some myths are far too pervasive. Let's dispel these misunderstandings right now!
Have you ever heard of any of these?
"Hunting exotic wildlife means going to Africa."
You can hunt some pretty amazing animals, right here in the Dallas area. Here at Stone Creek Ranch, we offer world-class Dallas exotic hunting. These experiences are available year-round. Plus, there are nearly twenty different species to choose from, including Blackbuck Antelope, Addox, Aoudad, and New Zealand Red Stag. Keep your passport at home and travel within the United States to bag the exotic animal you've always dreamed of!
"Hunters have an unfair advantage over the animals they’re hunting."
This is one of the most common myths we hear from people who have never been hunting and don't understand the sport. They are under the impression that those who hunt sit up in trees all day and pick off defenseless animals from hundreds of yards away. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, if this were the truth, many hunters would not enjoy their day of hunting very much at all! More often than not, hunters have to work a lot harder than just sitting around in order to outsmart animals while hunting. There is a lot of strategy, patience, and skill that goes into hunting these intelligent creatures.
"Hunters hate animals."
In order to hunt down animals and kill them, surely hunters must hate animals? Some people believe this, but it is not at all accurate. Hunters have a very deep respect for the animals that they hunt. In fact, you must really get to know an animal in order to be able to successfully hunt them. How could you hate something you know so well? Hunters appreciate the food that these animals provide for their families. Often, they take part in conservation efforts to make sure there are more than enough animals to go around for future generations so their family traditions continue.
"Only men would enjoy hunting."
This myth is also very common, and one we'll like to dispel right now. When you picture a hunter, who do you imagine? Probably a middle aged man in camouflage gear with a huge gun, right? When you see hunters on TV or in print advertisements, they’re often portrayed by men. As a result, there is a false idea that all hunters are men. In fact, there are millions of women across the world who hunt and enjoy it. Based on research, approximately 20 to 25 percent of all hunters are women. They make up a larger percentage of the hunting population than some people would lead you to believe. Women not only can hunt, they do hunt!
We certainly don’t buy into these myths about hunting, and we hope you don’t either! If you're ready to hunt for yourself and find out just why these myths are not true, we encourage you to book a Dallas hunt at Stone Creek Ranch.