These 11 inspirational quotes will really hit home for every outdoorsman.
Hunters and fisherman everywhere know the often indescribable feelings being in the wild can bring.
Sunsets out on the water, sunrises from a tree in the woods, close encounters with animals large and small, harvesting food for your family; these are all types of experiences that outdoorsmen cherish deeply.
Sometimes it can be hard to really describe why we wake up early to venture out into the cold wilderness or why we spend our hard-earned time off in rural corners. These 11 inspirational quotes sum it up perfectly and the accompanying photos are cherished scenes for all outdoorsmen.
Click through the slideshow for 11 incredibly inspirational quotes and amazing outdoor scenes.
Henry D. Thoreau
"I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude."
"Let me make a short, opening, blanket comment. There are no good guns. There are no bad guns. Any gun in the hands of a bad man is a bad thing. Any gun in the hands of a decent person is no threat to anybody - except bad people." - NBC Meet the Press, May 18, 1997
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
A Hunter's Prayer by S. Elliott
"We pray our sights be straight and our aim be true
We pray for no pain to the game we pursue
We thank you, Lord for this land
We thank you for the sights from our stands
We pray for safety one and all
We pray we may return in the fall."
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing."
"'The best thing about hunting and fishing,' the Old Man said, 'is that you don't have to actually do it to enjoy it. You can go to bed every night thinking about how much fun you had twenty years ago, and it all comes back clear as moonlight.'" - "The Old Man's Boy Grows Older" 1957
"I do not hunt for the joy of killing but for the joy of living, and the inexpressible pleasure of mingling my life however briefly, with that of a wild creature that I respect, admire and value."
"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot."
"I suppose it may seem like a strange sort of lullaby to some, but I have never heard sweeter music than the muffled report of duck guns on a distant marsh, and I know that others share my feeling." - "More Grouse Feathers", 1972
"Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children."
Henry David Thoreau
"In wilderness is the preservation of the world."
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