“To me, the great outdoors is mainly a private place. It’s where you can go to try things out–a new idea or a new hat, a different gun or rod, or a thought that needs working on. It’s a place to ask ourselves important questions or look for answers, a place to wonder about the same things you wondered about when you were 12 and 20, a place to enjoy being older or to indulge yourself in the little sadnesses of age. It’s considered trite and common to dwell on the questions and mysteries of bass ponds and duck marshes, but if they weren’t there, I wonder how many of us would fish and hunt just to exhibit some small skills and come home with only something to eat?”

-Gene Hill
“A Matter of Privacy”
Field & Stream, 1980