Americans are showing increased interest in hunting during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mississippi couple Henry and Lakeisha Woodard have been hunting together for 12 years, and document their exploits on social media to increase interest in the sport.
The couple is hoping to share their skills as people look for alternative sources of food.
Applications for hunting and fishing permits are on the rise in several states, and the FBI reported a new record of 3.7 million firearm background checks in March.
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A growing number of Americans are showing an interest in hunting as the coronavirus continues to threaten meat supply chains across the country.

But hunting is nothing new for Henry and Lakeisha Woodard, a Mississippi couple who have been hunting together for 12 years. They said 75% of the meat their family eats comes from animals they catch themselves, including wild turkey and deer.

Their Instagram account, where they document their hunting exploits, has 12,000 followers and counting as more people turn to the sport.

“We were like Noah preaching the flood, but now it’s like everyone is trying to come into the ark,” Henry Woodard told Business Insider Today. “And people are looking at us like, ‘Wow, you know, we should have listened to them, they were right all along. We need these skills to survive.'”

“It’s really not all about us,” Lakeisha Woodard said. “But what we’re doing, we’re trying to show people our way of life, and hopefully we may inspire someone.”

Read on to learn about their hunting lifestyle and why some Americans are turning to it.

As the coronavirus threatens food supply chains around the country, America is seeing a renewed interest in hunting.
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But for Mississippi residents Henry and Lakeisha Woodard, hunting and growing their own food as been a lifestyle for 12 years running. And now, their skills have become even more vital.
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“It’s almost like we’ve been living and preparing ourselves for a situation like this the whole time,” Henry told Business Insider Today. “We’re hunters, and this is what we do.”
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