The Great Outdoors and Hunting – A Passion
From time immemorial, hunting has been associated with the human race – in different forms. Since the
evolution of mankind it had been a necessity for getting food and a means of sustenance. Early weapons
dating back to the Stone Age and the Iron Age clearly point to its importance. Cave drawings found from
that era also show that man’s life revolved around hunting. They led a nomadic existence and moved
great distances to follow their prey.
When man entered modern times, he did not have to go and hunt for his food. He got his daily meat on
the table, provided by somebody who reared cattle in an enclosure for this purpose. But the passion for
hunting in his blood refused to die down. Now, he took it up as a sport and recreation. The great outdoors
beckoned him. Elk hunting and antelope hunting became his favorite pastime. Fox hunting became the
passion of the English gentry. And the same passion of the Indian maharajas nearly wiped out the tiger
population in the country.
There are arguments being put by environmentalists that rampant and uncontrolled hunting will result in
most animal species being put on the endangered list. However this is only partly true and not specific to
all animals. Men have gone on deer hunt and elk hunt for ages but their population is as large as before.
The reason is simple. These animals multiply much faster than say tigers which are already on the
endangered list. By their very build, speed and nimbleness of feet, they have ensured that they continue
to thrive in great numbers.
Colorado mule deer hunting is one of the best in the world. The average buck is in the range of 160-170
class. Colorado antelope hunting is famous with the size of the herds often being above hundred and
pronghorns from mid to high seventies. If hunting is your passion, there is no better place to go to than
Smith Rancho Colorado. Spread over 50,000 acres in Northwest Colorado, it is famous for its deer,
antelope and elk population with the animals being the best in its class. The success rate is 100%. They
organize elk hunting and antelope hunting trips which last for three days. Lodging and boarding, including
all meals, is at the ranch only. Even then, at the last census, the population of the animals had gone up
from 27000 in 1975 to 52000 in 2002.
Next time you suddenly have an urge for the great wild outdoors and big game hunting, call Smith
Rancho, Colorado. Visit them at www.smithrancho.com for a once in a lifetime experience.