Wild Surroundings Mission Statement
“In hunting, the finding and killing of the game is after all only a part of the whole. The free, self-reliant, 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 to the career of the wilderness hunter its peculiar charm.” -Teddy Roosevelt
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.