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Elk Hunting Philosophy
Quotes of Hunting Wisdom and Philosophy “When the last deer disappears in the morning mist - --- When the last elk vanishes from the hills, ----When the last buffalo falls on the plains, --- - I will hunt for mice, for I am a hunter and I must have my freedom.” (Chief Joseph) “Hunting has opened the earth to me and let me sense the rhythms and hierarchies of nature” ( Charles Fergus) “To hunt successfully, you must know your ground, your pack and your quarry.”( K. J. Parker) “Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person.” ( Fred Bear) “In 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 wildlife, are ignorant of the fact that in reality the true sportsman is by all odds the most important factor in keeping the larger and more valuable creatures from total extinction.” (Theodor Roosevelt) “There are some that can live without wild things and some who cannot.” (Aldo Leopold) “If God didn’t want man to hunt, he would not have given him plaid shirts.” ( Johhny Carson) “For us hunting was not a sport, but a way to intimate with nature. (Ted Kerasote) If the hunter comes back with mushrooms, don’t ask him how the hunt was. (Ghanaian proverb) “There are those that say the kill does not matter They are fools or liars. I can laugh at misses, pass up and an easy shot when there is reason, and come home empty handed. The kill matters. And the manner of the kill matters.” (Robert Elman) “Some people ask why men go hunting. They must be the kind who seldom get away from the highways. What do they know of the tryst a hunting man keeps with the wind and the trees and the sky? Hunting? The means are greater than the end, and every hunt matters.” (Gordon Macquarrie) “The emotions that good hunters need to cultivate are love and service more than courage. The sentiments of the hunt then become translated into art.” ( James Swan) “It sound like more of instead of hunting- a wildlife kill. That takes a lot of sport out of hunting.” (Brett Hall) “Hunting is not a sport. In a true sport, both sides should know they are in the game.” ( Paul Rodriguez) “The first rule of duck hunting is to go where the ducks are.” (Jase Robertson) Alaskan Golds Rush Linda and I were fortunate to witness the trail side perserverance of gold seekers during the latest 1800s Depression. The enthusiasts abandoned what they could no longer carry as they got overwhelmed by the trek. But, dang it, they were going to the gold fields. That elation evolves in many hunters as the falll days cool and trees blush with color. Hunting philosophy should be as elation of the 1897-1898 gold rush to the Yukon. The gold seekers toiled up the Chilcoot Pass in winter, ferrying 2,200 pound of provisions per man. They cut down trees, sawed then into boards, built boats an 1,300 tubs careened down the river when the ice broke. They were hungry, tired miserable and lost much or all of their and their relatives’’ wealth in the frenzies pursuit. Most never made a cent, but almost all said they would do it all over again if possible. In the setting of the Depression of the 1890, it was truly “the Last Grand Adventure”. May you too, after earned perseverance, some game harvesting success, expanded patience, and a love of adventure also be able to relish your hunting experiences and in old age have a last dream that you too could do it again! Archery Season and Having a Heart: The seven fawns curiously and silently settled in front of the two babysitting does into a neat phalanx of kinder school students, creating a heart-melting corsage in the green grass. It would have fractured my heart and soul to shoot one of the two baby sitters, or maybe even step mothers. The endearing sight was much more valuable than elation of hunting success or any meat could be.
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