In my previous career, I worked at a large tech company, in a big city, with a bunch of people who had no exposure whatsoever to deer hunting. Inevitably my passion for hunting would come up in conversation, but to my surprise, most of my colleagues weren’t necessarily opposed to hunting. Mostly they were just curious. They’d often ask why I thought hunting was a good thing, and luckily, most of my answers made sense to them. Hunting provides an ethical means of acquiring healthy, local food. Simple enough. Hunting allows humans to form a closer connection to nature and our ancestors. They could see that. But when I brought up the fact that hunting was good for conservation, it usually raised a few eyebrows.