Tag Archives: Why We Hunt

WHY WE HUNT, Member Stephen Faust

Our sport will die out if we’re not bringing in new hunters. In the sales world, we say if you’re not growing you’re dying. In the hunting world, the same may be true. I was about 8 years old when … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member Douglas B. Egenolf

Be careful . . . ruffed grouse will burn a passion into your hunting heart from which you can’t break free. Give me just a touch of cooler air and for some reason, I have to start roaming. If the … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member A.J. DeRosa

We are living in a golden age of the grouse woods. I no longer see the ruffed grouse of the past, but a culture of today – young and old, dedicated and committed to their calling and never so focused … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member Tom Keer

Our hats look like oil pans, our favorite vests have more patches and thread than original cloth, and while we may be late to supper, we are never late for opening day. Anything done in moderation shows a lack of … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member Britney Starr

A single moment. One split second, combined with millions of sights, sounds, smells and thoughts that make a lifetime of memories. A running Ruff, finally pinned by a relentless shorthair. Anticipation. Holding your breath as the world switches to slow … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member Landon Knittweis

Grousing soon became my religion, one that challenged me to view the world through a lens of ethics, stewardship and conservation, community and wild untrammeled beauty that is the sport. *** On the morning of Sunday March 6, 2016 my … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member Dave Veldman

To this day, some of my best memories in the upland woods come from hunting with those there for nothing more than the fun and camaraderie that came with a fall day in the grouse woods.  As I am now … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member Perry Masotti

Ruff remains my favorite quarry . . . wherever he is found, though, the constant is that he is usually a more than worthy adversary. There is a shrewdness to a seasoned drummer – he can beat you. My name … Continue reading

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