When we look at prehistoric paintings left in caves thousands of years ago, it is hard not to notice that in many ways we are very similar to our ancestors who immortalized their adventures on the rock.
Of course, it's been a long time, technology has developed, and we don't need to hunt to survive anymore. But still, we haven't changed as much as we'd like to believe. Just like them, we love to hunt with friends and brag about our achievements by the fire. Just like them, we like to eat venison and spend time outdoors. And for many of us, an activity that people consider merely as a hobby is still the most important thing in life.
Okay, but what about progress, achievements in engineering, science? What about centuries of experience? Today we can see game in complete darkness, hit a fly from half a mile away, and use projectiles that almost guarantee the animal will drop in its tracks. Yet all of the above matters less than you might think. Of course, no one in their right mind would go hunting with a pointed stick. But… you can’t deny there is a growing interest in bow hunting, can you? And of all available forms of pursuing wild animals, the driven hunt is surely the most primitive, with its’ close-up situations and dynamically changing scenarios. But it is also probably the most exciting and attractive to modern hunters. We haven’t changed much over the millenniums, have we?
Someone might say – but our clothes are way different! None of us would like to go to the woods anymore with some hairy animal fur slung over our shoulder. True, but many prefer wool over all the modern inventions, space technologies, membranes, and synthetic materials. Not because they are traditionalists wandering in the fog of nostalgia, but because the natural yarn still works wonders.