The History of Goose Hunting

Goose hunting is a pretty new idea to some people, but what most don’t know is that goose hunting has been a sport and a way of life for a long time. In this article, we’ll explore the origins of goose hunting and its presence up until present day.

Early Goose Hunting

Goose hunting and waterfowl hunting in general is believed to originate with the early hunter societies that walked the planet over before 200,000 years. Back then, catching geese would have been an exciting event and considered an incredibly rare treat.

They didn’t hunt for fun however, hunting was all about surviving and feeding yourself. Only the most physically fit would find and eat geese back then.

Known History

Evidence of goose hunting in known history dates back to Europe from the last Ice Age, around 12,000 years before and also from 4,000 year old murals stored in Egyptian tombs. There is also evidence of decoys used for hunting used by Native Americans 2000 years ago.

Over this time, goose hunting is believed to have evolved from a way of catching food to a method of enjoyment or a sport, as we know it.

The New World

Goose hunting first emerged in the modern world in the late 1600s, it is believed. Waterfowl began to become more widespread and people were starting to enjoy hunting it. It is believed that Jamestown, one of the earliest English settlements was known for its abundance of geese and love for the sport.

Goose hunting continued to evolve, as weapons like shotguns were adapted for use with the sport and numerous waterfowl could be taken out at one time.

United States

As the United States begun to populate and form in the 1800s, so did goose hunting. The sport quickly became commercial, leading up to the introduction of the Migratory Bird Act of 1918, which was the first regulation of the sport.

Goose hunting has since continued to evolve around the world, adapting new technology as it was developed.

In conclusion, goose hunting has been a popular activity since the first men roamed the earth and it has truly stood the test of time since.

The Impact of Social Media on your Brain

Social media is quite literally all around us, chances are you have accounts on Facebook, Twitter and other major social media platforms. However, social media case studies show that social media usage can impact on your brain.

It’s a scary thought that something we use without thought every day is causing us such damage.

Firstly, social media could be increasing your spending – research has shown a correlation between social media usage and lower self-control. The more you lose self-control, the more susceptible you are to marketing techniques. The likes of Facebook and Twitter are littered with advertisements for products and services, ready to make use of your lower self-control. Social media doesn’t only impact your brain, but your wallet too.

Social media can also change your attitude towards food. Most social media users are guilty of sharing snaps of their food online and apparently, seeing these pictures can compel users to overeat. Even after eating a meal, seeing pictures of so-called “food porn” online can lead to unnecessary eating. According to further research, social media can also slowly strip away your ability to think independently. Our constant “liking” of items online means, that we often follow the trends of friends and lose the ability to think on our own.

Furthermore, social media is apparently proven to damage your self-esteem. According to research from two German universities, spending large amounts of time looking at the activities and achievements of friends on Facebook can lead to dip in self-esteem, making users feel worthless. Looking at other friends online can also lead users to point out their imperfections.

It’s well known that users adopt a different tone when having a conversation online and doing just that can ruin real-life conversations. Conversations online are flat with emotion and there is fear that real-life conversations could be plagued with a similar problem.

In all though, social media can have quite an impact on your brain and it’s worth thinking about toning down your usage of Facebook, Twitter and other such platforms. Your brain and body may just thank you for it.