Fish & Game
The Stages of Hunting
Along the way, the thrill of the hunt changes from shooting to sharing.
Hunting is a lifelong pastime for many Texans, a family tradition carried on by old teaching young. Not everyone is lucky enough to start hunting early in life, so beginning hunters come in all ages.
Perhaps it’s better to think of hunting in “stages” instead of ages.
In the mid-1970s, Wisconsin university and natural resources staff defined these stages by observing and interviewing hunters to find patterns of satisfaction, motivation and behaviors. I added another stage that demonstrates what I’ve often witnessed in experienced hunters: giving back to the hunting community.
Where do you fit into these stages of hunting?
Limiting Out Stage
Give Back Stage
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