Second, hunting needs new blood. Rural and small town America, which is where most of us come from, comprises about 15% of the population and that number is shrinking. We can all talk about how great it was to ride our bikes to the edge of town with our gun slung on our back to go rabbit hunting, but fewer and fewer people grow up like that all the time. The average age of an American hunter is 46. If somebody else doesn’t take an interest in hunting, we’ll die out and with us will go an important voice for wildlife and wild places. Pretty soon only the Lorax will be left, and we know how that story ends. If hipsters are the ones stepping up, so be it. That hipsters are urban liberals isn’t all bad, either. Isn’t it a good thing to have support for hunting and wildlife conservation across the political spectrum?