Fatherhood, hunting, and fishing… too brutal to go together?

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"I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don't apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing."  - Norman Schwarzkopf I started thinking about being a dad when I was in high school. Fatherhood... what could be more rewarding? Nothing.My earliest thoughts of spending time with my children always included the natural world. From about 1oth-grade on, I envisioned teaching my kids about the great outdoors through camping along the Niobrara River, hiking in Colorado, taking nature walks along th … [Read more...]

Bowhunting Apologetics

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I’m a bowhunter because……sitting in a tree, knowing that anything, or nothing, could happen at any moment invigorates me.…it gives me the chance to participate directly in the cycles of life and death to which all of creation is subject, and on which all of nature depends.…it is satisfying to provide healthy meat for my family, and take responsibility for the entire food acquisition process: the hunt, the recovery, the processing, and the preparation.…the sport gives me a chan … [Read more...]

Hmmmm…A Sportsman Vice President

Author and Son

In three months we might have a sportsman for our vice president, and that thought thrills me.But I’m aware that it confuses many. Those who don’t hunt and fish tend to struggle with those who do. A man asked me two weeks ago, “Doesn’t it bother you that your favorite sports involve taking lives?"That’s a fair question, and because a sportsman has now been thrust into the political spotlight, I’d like to present a few thoughts about this odd activity that many of us enjoy. … [Read more...]


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