From Modern Huntsman Ecology Editor, @charles_post about an interview with @chrisburkard in Volume Two:
Spend a day on public land and you'll experience one of America's best ideas. Yesterday, while interviewing my my good friend @chrisburkard for an upcoming feature in @modernhuntsman Issue 2 we talked about the complicated nature of public lands especially in this day and age. Never before have they been more imperiled, and never before have so many constituents and stakeholders vied for the podium in an attempt to secure their interests. It's easy to focus on the medias passion for kicking the hive and focussing on points of conflict: the headlines pitting hunters against non-hunters, or ranchers against public access, or horseback riders against bikers or even tourism against the purist Abbey types. With all this noise distracting us from working together to save these places, Chris' words resonated in an especially profound way: "when we communicate on the subject of public lands take a step back, and consider where people come from - other people - consider where they grew up. Take a walk in their shoes. I know things may always seem black and white to us but they might not be to everybody else. So, communicating with the intent to listen, and with the intent to understand is going to set ourselves up for so much more success in the long run when in comes to moving forward from a place of positivity, growth, and making a difference."
Photo by @meg_haywoodsullivan
No words can describe the emotions that happen on your first deer. Finn took his first doe last night and it was spectacular. I am beyond words right now.
Congrats little man!
We made it to another #fridayfillintheblank ! What’s your longest trip? And what were you up to? Even if your longest trip is one night please weigh in with a comment. An overnight trip helps sort out gear selection and builds confidence for longer trips. 🏔🏕🏝
Our longest is six days on a summer backpacking trip. Long enough to forget about the news, the cares of life, and my computer password. 😀
I’m not sure why I was smiling in this picture. When this picture was taken our water filter and camelbaks were frozen. We had ascended 3,000 vertical feet to find nothing but mountain lion tracks. I guess being in amazing places does that for you.
It’s Friday.....and I’m really hoping we get to see the sun soon. Rain....rain....go away. I live in texas not the Pacific Northwest. I need me some sun!!!! Have a great weekend y’all. I’m looking forward to getting some work done today and then spending time with friends and family this weekend. #blessed#sunshine#sickforit#texas