There you are, on your belly in the grass or crouched behind a rock as you stalk that elk. Meanwhile, you take careful and led steps so that you do not break a twig that could alert the elk to your presence.
Hunting is a popular recreational activity in the United States. It is regulated by state laws to protect and conserve the animals by enforcing open and closed seasons to safeguard certain species at times when they are vulnerable (e.g. during breeding seasons).
Hunting animals has been done for millions of years. Prehistoric man hunted animals mainly for survival. People needed the animals for something to eat, and they also used the fur for clothing. Today, while people still occasionally hunt for food, the practice has already become a hobby. Some people treat it as some kind of sport; they engage in trophy hunting.
Hunters are allowed to hunt animals specified by the wildlife conservation law during an open hunting season. The animals for hunting are called a “game,” which usually are mammals and migratory birds.