Quotes From Those Who Came Before…

“This hunting tradition and the conservation ethic within that tradition covered a lot of ground before it got to us. It passed through the hands of people both humble and great, simple and profound. This legacy did not come to our generation to die. To keep it alive, we must learn the stories, we must appreciate their significance, and we must teach each successive generation how this heritage was delivered into our custody.”
~ Jim Posewitz, Inherit The Hunt

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children.”
~ John James Audubon

“A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct. Whatever his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience, rather than by a mob of onlookers. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of this fact.” -Aldo Leopold

“Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf.” ~Aldo Leopold

“Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt

“In a civilized and cultivated country wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen. The excellent people who protest against all hunting and consider sportsmen as enemies of wild life are ignorant of the fact that in reality, the genuine sportsman is by all odds the most important factor in keeping the larger and more valuable wild creatures from total extermination.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

“What if I made a bunch of money and die before I can spend it to buy the free time to fish?” ~ Jim Harrison

“My own hunting and fishing are largely misunderstood activities cataloged under the banal notion of ‘macho,’ whereas I tend to view them as a continuation of my birthright.” ~ Jim Harrison

“The danger of civilization, of course, is that you will piss away your life on nonsense.” ~ Jim Harrison

“If you hunt or fish a couple weeks in a row without reading newspapers or watching television, a certain not altogether deserved grace can reenter your life.” ~ Jim Harrison

“When a hunter is in a treestand with moral values and with the proper hunting ethics and richer for the experience, that hunter is 20 feet closer to God.” ~ Fred Bear

“If you are not working to protect hunting, then you are working to destroy it.” ~ Fred Bear

“Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make your a better person.” ~ Fred Bear

 

 

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