EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article by Jay Young originally appeared in The Post-Journal on January 18, 2015.
Hunters and outdoorsmen have been saddled with more than their fair share of stereotypes and misconceptions in recent times.
In particular, hunters who pursue big-game animals like elk, bear, moose or sheep have found themselves in the crosshairs of animal rights activists and other critics.
If you spend any amount of time on the Internet, you may occasionally run across pictures of hunters with their game animals that are inundated with defamatory comments and nasty criticisms.
But what is the truth behind the men and women who spend so much of their time pursuing these animals?