A lot of our instincts have their origins firmly rooted in the depths of the extreme past, and we also share them with other animals. Our great-great ancestors, the homo sapiens, used to hunt in order to survive. To this day, people go out and hunt. They hunt for various animals, whichever sparks their interest the most. The only difference between mankind then and now is that now, hunting is not mostly done for eating.
Though we can debate in some far-flung areas, people might still be hunting for food. But for most of the world, it's a part of the past. Some hunters hunt because they consider it a sport, while some are just in it for the thrill. It should be noted, however, that there's a difference between registered and illegal hunters. Many animal species are not allowed to be hunted because they're endangered. While in some regions, hunting is simply not allowed because it is considered an unethical and ill practice.
It's the same case in the United States. Some states are hunter-friendly, while others are not. The infographic below from Carport Central charts a few of the most hunter-friendly states in the U.S., where each state is ranked according to the number of licensed hunters in contrast to the total respective population.
Infographic by: CarportCentral