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Outdoor Truths

Success in hunting or fishing is measured differently by each individual. Some consider each outing a success if fish or game is brought home. Others consider success by the opportunity to get away from work or to be with a family member or friend. And each trip may be different. It may be that today’s goal is to catch more fish than the other competitors while tomorrows pleasure will be found in watching a grandchild catch his first bluegill. Success means different things to different people and in different situations. Most of the time, I measure success by the opportunity to be outdoors. If I’m blessed to harvest fish or fowl, it’s just icing on the cake. That doesn’t mean that I don’t hunt or fish hard. It’s simply that I’ve learned that most of my trips bear no edible fruit. For some people, this is…

For the complete story, see the December 25th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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