Outdoor Life Online Editor

Outdoor Life is preparing a special section on the future of hunting, and we want to hear from our readers age 39 and younger about why they’re passionate about the sport. Tell us in roughly 300 words why hunting pumps you up more than anything else and why nothing is going to stand between you and your next day afield.

You might write about your most amazing hunting experience, or how a special mentor has inspired you to carry on the sporting tradition in a way other OL readers would love to hear about. Or just describe how good hunting makes you feel and why.

If you have a photo to accompany your essay, please send it in. However, no photo is required. If your essay is chosen for publication, you’ll receive an Outdoor Life baseball cap.

Send essays to Outdoor Life, “Why I Love Hunting,” 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Or you can e-mail your essay to olletters@bonniercorp.com with the subject “Why I Love to Hunt.” Please include name, age, address and phone number. Entries must be received no later than September 12, 2005.