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Selfies - Hunt Fair Chase

Hunting is a deeply rooted tradition that provides many lasting benefits. One of these benefits that is often overlooked is what hunting teaches.

Hunting, by its very nature, teaches valuable life skills such as problem solving and organization. It also instills character traits such as self-reliance, self-determination, self-discipline, and self-respect. It is because of these teachings that for centuries sportsmen were respected members in their communities, not only for their woodmanship skill in being able to provide food, but how they carried themselves in everyday life.

What was also true then is certainly true today. People who hunt, especially young hunters, are less likely to fall in with the wrong crowd and are more likely to excel in school, in sports, careers and relationships.

Unfortunately, what is not as prevalent today is that hunters are not as widely respected, and they are being held up to scrutiny like never before. Part of the reason for this is our charter and our commitments to wildlife are not shining through as they once were.

The Six Pillars of Character are: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Sound like anybody you know?

These are the selfies we need to be talking more about and posting more evidence of.

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-Theodore Roosevelt