Fall has arrived and with it comes all the adventures a sportsman like me can ask for.
All year I dream about the day when the trees shed their green leaves, and the brilliant orange and yellows fill the high mountains. This time of year signals many things: the end of summer boating trips, the beginning of school and, best of all, the beginning of the hunting season.
Every sportsman has their own reason to hunt; some to fulfill a lifetime goal, others as a way to get away from the everyday hustle of work, some use it as a way to connected with friends and family. I hunt for all these reasons. I couldn’t imagine a hunting camp without a few of my best friends sitting around the campfire and telling stories about hunts long past.
As we sportsmen head into the field I would to take a moment and remember why we love this sport and what it means to us. I’m sure it’s different for everyone. Think of the friendship you have gained, or trophies you have earned, but most importantly think of what you can do to bring hunting to others.
We carry the future of our sport on our backs every time we go into the field. Please remember that we must lead by example in order to preserve this great pastime. I believe hunters and sportsman are some of the greatest conservationists and I plan to prove it by Treading Lightly! in all my hunting adventures this fall. I hope that you will do the same.
As always, Ride on Designated Routes and Tread Lightly!.
Tread Lightly! Education and Stewardship Specialist