The great outdoors have touched my life in many ways. First off, it has allowed me to bond with my family better. also, it has allowed me to find who I truely am.
It has brought me much closer to my family in many ways. The main one being that My uncles on my dads side, both my grandfathers, my dad, and my mom all hunt and fish. They started me fishing at the age of three and hunting at the age of 4. I have grown an unbrakeable bond with my father and grandfather over the years because of it .I caught my first fish with my dad and grandfather, one on each side of me. I shot my first deer 5 years ago, and have a picture hanging up on my wall of my dad, grandfather, uncle, and I, all smiling from ear to ear. Since that first trip fishing back in 1997 I have grown to love the outdoors and my passion continues to grow.
It has allowed me to find who I am by allowing me to fool mother nature. The deer, one of the main animals I hunt is so highly adapted as far as its senses go but yet I have killed them. I have overpowered those senses. THe goose, another prey of mine, has been called in by an imitation noise I have created. This shows me I was a born hunter and will always be one. The brook trout, a fish native to the waters I fish in northern maine each year, has near perfect eyesight, noticing the smallest mistake in a small dry fly I have tied, yet I have tied them and caught large on them, fooling one of mother natures own creations. The striped bass, the main fish I fish for year round, has fallen to my hand, many fish have been fooled by flies I have tied. This shows me I am a fisherman, destined to be one from birth. These two things show me I am an outdoorsman. I can see this plain as day.
I am 15 years old and I have two hobbies that will stick with me my entire life.
One more ething I have gained from the outdoors:
Some people need drugs to get "high" and relieve stress. I relieve my stress by holding up a deer I just hunted down, fooled, and took the life of. I relieve my stress by holding up that goos eI just called in. I relieve stress by holding up that trout of striper that I just caught on a fly I tied.
I am an outdoorsman for life. No one will ever change that!