As the pandemic continues across the country, Americans are increasingly turning to hunting as a means of escaping the chaos. Hunting and fishing permits are rising to unprecedented levels, and millions of new firearm background checks have been completed since the first lockdown. So, what exactly is the draw? Let’s talk about why hunting in TX is the perfect pandemic activity for individuals, couples, families, and friend groups.
1. Hunter Safety Courses are now Online
Due to the limitations of social distancing, nearly every state is now offering hunter safety courses online. If you’re looking for a new hobby that you can learn from anywhere, hunting is ideal.
2. Hunting Gives Us a Break from Masks and Social Distancing
Though there’s nothing quite like a solo hunt, hunting is the ideal pandemic social activity. Who isn’t tired of masking up and standing back when we leave our homes?
Hunting offers a safe return to the outdoors. While hunting, we can ditch our masks and spend time with just our friends, family, and loved ones.
3. Hunting Provides Us with Alternative Food Sources
Food scarcity was a frightening fact of the pandemic for millions of Americans. In addition to unemployment and the financial peril that comes with it, our meat supply was threatened at several points during the last 18 months.
Whether you simply want to save money, or ensure that your family and loved ones have food security through food supply shakeups, hunting is the answer! Once you can safely hunt your own game, you’ll eat like royalty for pennies on the dollar.
We suggest venison stews, braised birds and venison shoulder, roasted duck and turkey, tender wild boar, and succulent pheasants, all of which are great ways to introduce game to anyone who has never before experienced anything but grocery store meat.
4. Hunting Connects the Youth of 2021 with Their Historic Roots
If you are feeling like your children are lost in their smartphones, you’re not alone. As much as we all love the internet, it’s also important for families to spend time together without the distraction of social media.
Hunting connects families with each other, of course, but it also gives children and teens an ideal way to connect with their history. We are all descended from ancestors who hunted, and it’s always empowering for young people to realize they are just as capable of surviving out in the real world.
There’s a sense of self-sufficiency and independence that comes with successful hunting, which is exactly what Nine Bar Ranch offers everyone who comes to hunt with us. To learn more about our pandemic-safe hunting packages, click here or contact us today.
We are excited to welcome new hunters! We invite you to come and learn more about the hobby, discover how hunting is essential for conservation efforts around the world, and head home with a bounty of your own game to enjoy.