I think that last thread was great regarding anti's and non-hunters. Kinda got a little off the orginal subject, but still a great thread.
My question to all of you is 'What can you do to help non-hunters understand our sport, and maybe get involved?'.
Last summer, I was on the Denali Highway, and I was parked at McLaren summit, glassing over the valley with my rifle on my back. A tour bus pulled over near me, and 50 Japanese tourists came out of the bus, and right over to me. They had an interpeter, and they asked about my gun, and what I was hunting, and had a hundred questions. They were very pleased about this information they were getting, and said thank you many times. All the while, the bus driver was doing everything he could to get them away from me.
Another thing that I do is take young hunters with my family when we go hunting. Many kids nowadays have single moms, and they never get the oppourtunity to go hunting. So we offer to take them along with us. They always have some of the best times they ever had.
I also encourage all of my non-hunting friends to come along. I've made more non-hunters hunters by just showing them the basic ropes.
So what do you do? What have you done? I'm always looking for new ideas on how to get more people involved.
The ole 'safety in numbers' has gotta be the best way to go about all of this.