I was in one circuit in an area of the US where hunting is a religion, a rite of passage. The COs learned not to schedule a visit in certain congregations because the elders had a standing trip up north to hunt deer. He would come the first time and find that if he was lucky, one elder would be there.
Also, many poor areas depend on hunting and fishing to put food on the table for their families. A concept strange to areas of the world where hunting is severely restricted and costly. Here a fishing license is $10, my fishing rod is mine for years with a few repairs, or I can borrow from the guy next door. I'm in easy range of 4 lakes, 3 rivers, some with period from spring to fall, and ice fishing in the winter. Small game like squirrel and rabbit are determined by safety in eating. The cost of food in this way is almost free and more nutritious than that at the store. My gun hunting days are over due to my arthritis, but I do occasionally take the 22 rifle and go out for small game. It's amazing that men who no longer have to worry about providing food for themselves or others has any concept of how much time it takes to get food.