Aside from the obvious reasons such as food, scenery, etc I hunt for numerous reasons. First hunters are conservationist. Money from licenses, ammo, equipment, a portion goes back to helping animals. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. It's not my job to convince anti or none hunters what is right and wrong. I will gladly take them with me and show them what its all about. Back on topic. When I hunt big game such as deer or elk i love being in the mountains. I love the weather, the views, the sounds. I love seeing animals. I love the animals more than any anti does. Does that mean I won't shoot them? No. I enjoy the challenge, the adrenaline, the moment when all the hard work, time, cost, when everything comes togther and you get that perfect opportunity. I am very ethical and treat every animal with respect. I pass on iffy shots and i respect my quarry. When i hunt waterfowl it is the same but different. I love watching the birds fly and I love calling them in. I like watching as it gets light and seeing the marsh come to life. I like watching a flock of ducks circle and then calling them into my Decoys and watching them land knowing everything I did was just right to fool these birds. There is a split second when you shoulder your gun, swing through and pull the trigger that time almosts pauses for a split second. After the shot I love working my dog. I like watching him learn and seeing him complete something that i spend hours teaching him. I love spending time with my dad and family and friends. I love doing something not everyone gets to experience.