I think it’s because people just can understand why a person would hunt with such equipment. Why put in all that time to go hunting, and then take such an inefficient weapon? The majority of people in this more-for-less consumerism driven country just can’t see it.
I always expect that when I tell people about how I hunt with a home made longbow, and how I actually manage to kill something from time to time, they would be impressed. But the usual reaction seems more along the lines of: “why would a smart guy like you hunt with such a silly old thing?”
Our great hope lies in the fact that, unlike cats, people can truly change. But for a person to change that much requires an epiphany… And to change a culture, that’s a lot of epiphany’s to come by.