Being a concealed carry/SD fourm primarily, most hunting threads are kept within the 'off topics' fourm. I'd venture that many of 'us' got our first experiences with firearms from hunting. I did. The men in my family all hunted and I wasn't allowed to take off in the woods until I displayed responsable handling skills with a long gun in the woods. I knew the four rules before I was out of elememtary school.
Being AD military, my ability and access to hunting has been 'diminished', but I go every chance I get. Upland birds, dove, squirrles, rabbits, hogs, and whitetail deer are creatures to be honored........with potatoes/rice and gravy!
Some of my greatest memories were made in the woods or on the water fishing.