I joined for many reasons. First of all, I have been a big fan of D&DH Magazine years and I think people who used to formally call themselves "Stump-Sitters" sound like my kind of people! My father passed in '07 and he taught me everything he knew about hunting, fishing, and life in general. He was also paraplegic and struggled through hardships most of us can't even imagine just to find a new way to do the things he loved and pass them along to us. (sidenote: as a child, it's hard to get sympathy from your father for a frozen backside when he can't even feel his legs.lol. he would chuckle at that) You have no idea how much you can learn about intestinal fortitude, passion, and perseverence until you have witnessed someone who uses a disadvantage to their advantage and succeeds in spite of it.
Anyways, after hunting with and learning from him for so many years, I now want to carry on his legacy and really learn how to manage the land (I grew up hunting 160 acres of private land but when our friends sold it, we bounced around for a few years until my cousin bought 40 acres) and its wildlife and someday pass these lessons along to my children. This forum seems to have a lot of like-minded, good-hearted people to share ideas and information with about something we all enjoy so much; the outdoors.
I'd like to think I know quite a bit since many of my friends turn to me for advice, but there is such a wealth of real-world information here, any serious hunter/outdoorsman/woman would be crazy not to take a peek. I am glad to be among fellow "Stump-Sitters" and look forward to alot of great conversations!
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