Re: I'm changing as I get older..who would'a thunk it
95% of the time I am C&R. The only time I keep fish is when we are camping and I can cook and eat them right there. I figure if the original Trout Bum is OK with it I'm OK with it.
We always go deer hunting and two seasons ago I mortally wounded a nice buck. After tracking him down I had to put another round in him and the look in his eyes was painful. First time that I have ever been effected by something like that. We have always gone deer/elk hunting but that was the first time the animal looked at me and spoke to me. I'll never forget it and I actually haven't been hunting the last two season.
The turkey though, I'd have nailed him! I have a long drawn out love hate deal with the local turkeys. It's like they're always laughing at me...
“Fishing for me, as funny as it sounds, is sorta my brand of praying almost. I’m never closer to my spirituality than when I’m in the act of fishing.” - JT Van Zandt