Friday, April 22, 2011

Thinking Like a Mountain

The Conservationist has a great post about an upcoming movie about Aldo Leopold, Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time.

I really identify with this quote from Thinking Like a Mountain:

“We all strive for safety, prosperity, comfort, long life, and dullness. The deer strives with his supple legs, the cowman with trap and poison, the statesman with pen, the most of us with machines, votes, and dollars, but it all comes to the same thing: peace in our time. A measure of success in this is all well enough, and perhaps is a requisite to objective thinking, but too much safety seems to yield only danger in the long run. Perhaps this is behind Thoreau's dictum: In wildness is the salvation of the world. Perhaps this is the hidden meaning in the howl of the wolf, long known among mountains, but seldom perceived among men.”

If you need some time and place to sit an ponder more about our relationship with the land and Leopold's ideas, consider the Leopold bench

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sporting Shot: The Future of Upland Hunting

The Shooting Sportsman is probably the best remaining print magazine on the subject when you consider all aspects: writing, photography, design etc.

Their online companion, The Sporting Shot, is maybe even better. It is simply awesome. It makes me want an iPad because I'm sure the experience is even better.