Rituals pervade everyday life, sometimes more than we know. Although the word ritual has been watered down to include patting our pockets for our essentials before we walk out the door, there are some basic human rituals that exist even today. The earliest traces of rituals surround pre-civilization and focus on hunting. But was taking the game really the ritual? The American hunting class has enjoyed explosive growth now that more women are involved, as they have since the beginning. But is hunting really the earliest ritual humans engaged in?
Take what you need
With deer season in full swing in Texas, we can all imagine the thrill of the hunt. Waiting in a blind, making the shot, putting a knife in our hands to gut, skin, and quarter. Hunting is very personal. But another thrill emerges after the hunt. Sharing the meat with our friends and loved ones is also an essential part. So essential in fact, that author Richard Leakey writes in People of the Lake that “The essential element of the uniquely human way of life was the economic pact between the suppliers of meat and the suppliers of vegetables…sharing, not hunting or gathering as such, is what made us human.”
But critical to our ritual of sharing game is being able to take the quarry in the first place. Modern technology has given the gun to our instincts to hunt with magnificent results. When you are ready to reach out with your bolt rifle to 600 yards, deliver your shot with confidence. Come train at Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy and engage in the rituals that bind us all together. Take your game, share your meat, and build your tribe.
Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910, to find the right course for your needs and learn how to master the bolt rifle and master your hunting ritual today!