Like many fathers through the centuries, our father always taught us the importance of using our equipment safely and using our heads when in the outdoors.
Being in the outdoors holds many responsibilities. As I grew older, those responsibilities grew along with the knowledge and wisdom that came with them.
Unlike most city boys my age, I was sent off to a relatives farm during the summer months. It was important to our folks that we learned the meaning of hard work and the payoffs from it. When I look back, I can see that these were important lessons that would affect my life, my success and my ability to fully enjoy the outdoors. Since then, anything I’ve done with a fishing pole, a gun or a bow has been fairly successful.