A deeply rooted activity in American culture dates as far back as history can take us.
Hunting is deeply ingrained in our national heritage and still carried today in various forms through family traditions.
Long ago, Native American indians roamed the land and hunted animals for food and well-being. Hunting was used by aspiring young braves as a symbol of their passage into adulthood. Thus, using the ability to hunt and feed the family was an ultimate test of manhood.
As the white man arrived bearing European traditions, they quickly shed the concept that all hunted animals were the property of the governing state, private owners or the wealthy.