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Persuasive Essay About Hunting

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Bang! To most people, this sums up hunting. Hunting has been a means of survival for millenniums. While no longer necessary, I hunt because this hobby gives me an adrenaline rush and I get pride from helping to support my family. This pride comes from knowing how hard I have to work. Deer hunting includes much more than the split second of firing a gun in the woods. The hardest part of hunting may be waiting what seems to be an eternity until the start of the season. While I wait, I have many things to do in preparation for the hunt. The first thing that needs done is scouting for stomped down popular deer trails that are little more than narrow paths of mud and feces. The next step requires carrying a heavy metal stand through thick briars…show more content…
The freezing cold and often wet conditions that come with this miserable time of year are unbearable and no protection from these hostile elements exist in a tree stand. To make matters worse, the list of things to do while sitting in a freezing tree stand, that regardless of its position seems to constantly catch every wintery blast of wind, is unbearably short. I often try to pick up a handful of pebbles or maybe a few hickory nuts, fresh from their outermost shell, to throw at squirrels that seem to take over the forest this time of year. Sniping an unsuspecting squirrel in the head with a pebble often is the most exciting part of a hunting trip because most of the time spent in a stand, a deer is not even seen. The anticipation builds as more and more time goes into a hunt and I always get nervous. I question myself, wondering if I will even get a shot, if I do, will my shot even count? I still have to face the almost impossible task of finding the deer if I make the shot. All this anticipation builds until I see him, a beautiful buck completely oblivious to his impending doom has walked directly in my line of fire. I raise my gun and slide the safety off with a sharp click but the lone buck does not seem to hear this noise over the whistling of the wind and the crunching of the decaying leaves beneath his…show more content…
With adrenaline pumping through my veins I descend from my concealed position high up in an ancient oak. The adrenaline does not last long though because now I have time sensitive work to complete. First, I draw out my knife, a gift from my grandpa when I started hunting, and make a slit along the stomach of my prey. From this incision steam billows out and hits me in the face almost making me sick. I work on and accomplish the gruesome task at hand. After about twenty minutes of hard work the ground all around me runs red and I know this part of my job has reached a conclusion. Time has come to carry the colossal eighteen point granddaddy of a buck to my old beat up blue F250 truck. This task is nearly impossible and takes a great deal of effort even though the trip is only fifty yards. Once I get the deer home I again feel a great sense of pride. This high should last me until I have to complete the gruesome task of butchering my animal in a few days once the meat sets. Deer hunting includes much more than the split second of firing a gun in the woods. Hunting requires hard work and enduring miserable conditions. I am willing to go through the struggles of hunting because of the adrenaline rush I get when I take a shot and the pride of supplying my family with food. Not everyone can hunt, but this hobby provides a challenge that sportsmen and women all around the world enjoy. The split second
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