The last two years have been by far the most powerful in my career in terms of knowledge and perspective gained on the great outdoors. I am working on some articles and essays on some issues that range from the political to the practical that have really shaken up the way I have view things. Here are just a few of the challenging questions.
If we are concerned about “no fishing zones” being implemented in the Gulf, why aren’t we upset about the more than 300,000 acres of no-fishing zones already in place between the Louisiana state line and the Rio Grande? (And just what do you think I might be referring to?)
Everyone is all about supporting taking kids fishing and hunting but what about outdoor mentorships? Who will take time to make a real difference in a kids life and truly pass on the tradition of the great outdoors?
How sad is it that we refer to deer by their Boone & Crockett scores so much, little kids who have never hunted are out there talking about “150s” and “170s”? Whatever happened to dreaming about good, old “eight-pointers”? Heck, I used to daydream about shooting does and spikes.
How can anyone look themselves in the mirror when they post passionate, intense and sometimes vulgar threads of various forums and social media about outdoors issues, yet have never written or spoken to a legislator or Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioner?
Like I said, these are just a few thoughts. What are your opinions on these questions?
I have lots to say on these and many more coming soon to Texas Fish & Game and fishgame.com.