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A young hunter’s first squirrel

As a group of individuals who are hunters and people who fish, we have a responsibility to sport and the protection of the lifestyle we so deeply cherish.

We have all heard the simple statement about giving back or opening a door so that someone who chooses to do so may walk through it and enjoy what we as sportsmen and women have known all along — a deeper connection to nature and the nature-based lifestyle.

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Chris Ellis is a veteran of the outdoors industry. His book “Hunting, Fishing and Family from The Hills of West Virginia” is available at . Contact him at