The most important hunting gear is in your head.
For people of all ages, hunting is a primarily cerebral sport that sharpens and expands concentration levels. Finding the target and setting up the shot require multiple problem-solving activities involving logic and creative thinking. Whatever you shoot with, aim and accuracy are intricate exercises. The same can be said of proper stand placement, judging wind speed and direction, understanding terrain and tracking, knowing when and how to communicate with the wild, and so on.
The hunt promotes discipline, self-control, respect, responsibility, teamwork and good sportsmanship. For both children and adults, hunting is a great way to develop life skills and strengthen a sense of self. Kids who spend more time outdoors score better on mental health assessments, and seasonal hunting trips offer a wealth of education opportunities.