There are many, many people who can boast with conviction that this heritage is actually their coveted lifestyle.
We have three sons and three daughters, brought up hunting and fishing.
The Yukon Fish and Game Association conduct an Outdoor Education Camp every year. Activities include hiking, and glassing sheep, bear etc., canoeing, rifle shooting, trap shooting, archery, horse packing, a wholesome action packed week or so of activities. One son described it as the highlight of his year.
Last spring the youngest lad stopped a bear at 30 feet with a shot to the head, and in the fall our youngest daughter [or none of us for that matter] will forget the bull moose that followed her to where we were already butchering a bull.
There we were, my wife, youngest son and daughter, all yelling at this moose to get !
Obviously the short sighted geeks who voted against Breitkreuz's motion don't see the value in kids being involved in such healthy activities as opposed to sniffing or 'shooting up'. It's been my observation that the young set brought up with this heritage as part and parcel of their lives, know who and what they are, they're productive and know there's no such thing as a free lunch.
Heck, my eldest started hunting at 7 years old with a .177 air rifle. I remember he got two rabbits and four grouse that year. He's now a successful businessman and he's been out for bighorn sheep and whitetail deer this year.
The outdoor fishing and hunting heritage is part of his life.
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