This takes a while to get to the actual question but bear with me. Not only that but it isn't very controversial.
Re-reading many Jack O'Conner stories got me thinking again. Especially the story about predators in which he shoots a hawk. If I understand correctly - now illegal in all 50 states. I too, was raised in the era where the only good predator was a dead predator and I still support predator control in spite of the fact that I haven't shot a hawk or owl in over 50 years. However, Yes, I have shot a few predatory birds back in my early youth (say the late 40s).
So life (and hunting and Alaska) changes. For a while we change with it. Then, at some point (at least for me) we stop changing. It now appears that all the music I really like has the work "classic" in front of it - like Classic Rock or Classic Country & Western.
So here are my questions:
1. How many years have you been hunting?
2. Have you stopped changing and, if so, where did you stop?
For some of my older (now dead) friends - it was between iron sights and fixed power scopes.
And I will answer those questions so others can do the same (if they wish).
1. I have hunted for 60+ years.
2. I have sort of stopped. Rifles, optics, & electronics - I'm still open to new ideas. Same for hunting ethics (well, that is sort of controversial). For clothing? I've stopped somewhere between GoreTex (and I know it has some serious limitations in Alaska) and scentloc. I don't, and don't plan on ever owning any scentloc clothing. IMO, catalogs have become so confusing I can't understand anything about the myriad of options in clothing, boots, etc.
So there you have it - at least for me. How about you??