With the latest technology in firearms, game cameras, scent control and lightweight tree stands it's a fair assumption to think that hunting has gotten easier. On the frontier in the 18th and 19th centuries hunting wasn't about nostalgia. It was about survival.
And even with the modern technology of a black powder rifle, you had one shot. And behind that one shot was the difference between a full belly or some "tea" made of whatever roots or leftover jerky you had.
Next time you step into the woods try to put that amount of pressure on your shoulders and see how you handle it. Hunting isn't so hard when you have a refrigerator full of food at home.