We love talking to brand new hunters because it’s a great reminder of why we fell in love with the sport in the first place. Alan Yates is learning how to be a bowhunter. But like many of us, he didn’t grow up hunting. And living in the city limited his options.
We share some personal stuff about not having the opportunity to hunt growing up. What he realized was that everyone needs something they can call their own––something that brings them joy and fulfillment. Hunting, the outdoors and nature is that for Alan.
Well, we both agreed bowhunting is an art––it can’t be faked, cheated and we can’t lie to ourselves about it. Using a bow to hunt is not easy. But the beauty of it, is that it’s very personal.
Sure, hunting is hunting, but a lot of people can be taught how to pull a trigger. However, there’s a finesse in bowhunting that you must train for. Because of how much of a personal experience it is it pulls us closer to nature.
To add to that, Alan believes that by nature, we are all hunters and gatherers but through the modernization of society, we’ve gotten away from that. While, instant gratification gives us what we want at the push of a button.
Hunting and harvesting our own meat is a necessary accomplishment. Hunting for Alan, isn’t just to fulfill a childhood dream but he believes the standards of meat at the grocery stores are subpar. It is his duty to provide better quality of food for his family.
Alan and his buddy Cliff are going live on Instagram for a total of six weeks. They titled it Journey To The Hunt. It’s a space that’s created for new hunters and he will share how he and Cliff got started.
In other words, they will share the fundamentals for beginner hunters to get started. The goal is to follow along while they train up until they harvest an animal. So tune for Journey To The Hunt on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST. on Instagram
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