Getting Started Hunting and FishingSep 7th, 2012 | By Cecilia | Category: show tips, the show
If you are interested in learning how to hunt or fish, you can start your journey by contacting your local fish and game agency. In Texas (where our show is produced), that agency is Texas Parks and Wildlife.
If you plan on hunting, most states require individuals to pass a hunter education class.
Whether you decide to hunt or fish, you will require a license to do so. Check with your state as each has its own regulations regarding licensing and at what age one must have a license.
It is also important that future hunters spend time at shooting ranges learning how to properly operate their firearm. Completing hunter education and having a license does not make you a hunter. Practice and respect for the environment and its resources gets you closer.
When you finally feel ready to go into the field or on the water, it’s always recommended that you use the buddy system.
If you decide to become a hunter or angler, comport yourself properly. Hunting and angling — and the people who participate in the activities – have gotten a bad reputation because of a few irresponsible people who get caught doing unsafe or just stupid things. Behave in a respectful manner, know the laws before you go out, and save any alcohol consumption for after the hunt or fishing trip.
Read the digital hunting special from Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine, which offers articles on caring for your harvest in the field as well as recipes from chefs who are hunters and anglers — including Chef Jesse Griffiths.