Mike: Why do you and the fellow bloggers hunt, especially whitetails? Here's why I do:
Dad and our uncle introduced my brother, Mike, and me to hunting at an early age, about 4 or 5 years old. Started out with rabbits and squirrels, then pheasants and quail and as the years went by turkeys and deer.
It kept my brother and me out of trouble, lol. Our parents made the decision to raise a family on a farm instead of in a town. So in 1969 they rented a farm and lived there for 30 years. Hunting, fishing and the outdoors were a huge part of our lives and a big influence.
Hunting allowed us to spend quality time with family and friends. It still has a large chapter in the book of life as we live it today. I want to take the traditions and knowledge that my father and uncle passed down to us and pass them on to my daughter and 3 nephews.
We live in a great country named America. It may not be perfect, but it is beautiful and I'm proud to call it home. I'll be damned if I'm going to pass up the opportunity to bear arms, shoot and hunt. The way I look at it, if I didn't, I would be letting down our troops that fight for our freedom day in and day out. They don't let us down and I sure as hell am not going to let them down. So please everyone support our troops and participate in the freedoms they are fighting for.
I like challenges and I don't know anything more challenging than hunting mature whitetails. Gets my adrenaline pumping just talking about it, how about you? Thanks, Cliff