I am a city kid who spent most of his early life wishing he lived in the country, and with the move to the NRV in 1987 I got what I wanted. Ten minutes from my door is an abundance of woods, water, and wildlife. This area has abundant opportunities for people who enjoy hunting, fishing, and boating, something for everyone at every stage of life. This site is my personalized, rambling blog; it reflects my own viewpoints and interests. I take sole responsibility for its virtues and flaws. Nevertheless, many friends who are wonderful writers have been generous enough to add their own contributions and I'm always happy to get new material from my readers.

The saddest development in outdoors sports has been the exploitation of the hunter and fisherman as nothing more than a consumer who can be gulled into buying stuff he doesn't need. Not here: I don't regard hunting and fishing as competitive or spectator sports. The dreadful "outdoors shows" on TV are nothing more than half-hour-long commercials for gear, and not—as they ought to be—the means by which newbies to the outdoors can learn, and experienced outdoorsmen pick up some new knowledge.

Outdoors magazines once were a celebration of the outdoors experience, and the threads of memory and lore and adventure that bind one generation of outdoorsmen to the next. Regrettably that is no longer true. The print venues have become nothing more than what a late editor of mine called "A great big steaming wad of advertorial."

I am not hyping any product or trying to convince anyone they need to buy some new gadget. Links included in stories on this site are NOT sponsors: they're organizations and companies whose products and services I've found worthwhile and they haven't paid a nickel to be listed here. This site is a labor of love and I pay for it out of my own pocket.

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