The more things change, the more they stay the same. Hunting
has certainly changed in the past 50 to 100 years, some for the
good and some not so good. However, the one thing that remains
the same is the tradition of families hunting together. Research
indicates that a child’s father is the first choice for a hunting partner.
This pamphlet is designed for the family to expand knowledge
about several species we hunt and the preparation that goes into
this special tradition.
Our society has changed to a point where most hunters no longer
observe wildlife habits or practice with firearms on an every day
basis. Scouting just before season, studying the latest books or internet
entry, and an annual session at the fi ring range have replaced
habits that were natural to our grandparents.
How we prepare to hunt does not change the enjoyment each
hunter derives or the family values that can be transferred by hunting.
Hunting today may not be what grandpa remembers; it will
be what your child relates to his or her grandchildren. By working
together, families, the entire hunting community and the Kentucky
Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources can maintain our hunting
tradition into the future.