When you think of hunting, you might not immediately think “hipster.”  But that might change, if a new trend continues to flourish.

Sporting Classics Daily reports on that there is a new “influx of hip, socially conscious hunters:”

As the locavore movement—which stresses producing food locally rather than transporting it great distances to market—has gained acceptance among young, educated, and financially secure professionals, a new brand of sportsmen has begun taking to the field. These hunters head to the woods as participants in a larger conversation about the world and how to live responsibly in it; they seek meat free of steroids and additives, a reaction against the factory-farm-produced beef, poultry, and pork that crowds most grocery-store freezers. Likewise, they care little about scoring on Boone & Crockett or forking out the cash for an African safari; their interests skew more toward activism, creative pursuits, and pop culture.

Hunter Jesse Griffiths is one of the hipster hunters — bearded and tattooed — who is popularizing the movement.  He first went hunting four years ago, and the experience led him to a deeper understand of meat’s relationship with the environment.  Griffiths described the type of people who are getting into the sport:

They’re 25 to 35, they like music, food, art. They’re socially minded, whatever that might mean. They’re interested in hunting, and maybe they weren’t five years ago, but they are now. . . . We’re taking it away from Ted Nugent.

I love to see this new interest in hunting, because it’s a sustainable and practical way to obtain food the way our forefathers did since the beginning of time.

Plus, I like to imagine how upset liberals are going to be when all these hipsters have a sudden surge of appreciation for the Second Amendment.

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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