“In hunting, the finding and killing of the game is after all only a part of the whole.
The free, self-reliant and adventurous life, with its rugged and stalwart democracy; the wild surroundings, the grand beauty of the scenery, the chance to study the ways and habits of the woodland creatures-all these unite to give the career of the wilderness hunter its peculiar charm.”
Since I was first invited to deer camp as a boy, surrounded by my father, uncles, and cousins, it was tradition to recite aloud Teddy Roosevelt’s account of the unfettered outdoorsman. Years later, whether I was carrying a gun, a fly rod, or a foraging basket, Roosevelt’s quote grew into a personal mission: to constantly improve my familiarity with the great outdoors and share that knowledge with others.
At Wild Surroundings, we strive to examine the “peculiar charm” of the natural world with a uniquely broad lens, so that we may extend our findings to our fellow adventurers.