I figured this needed its own category. I have enjoyed the outdoors of north Florida since I was a little guy. I like hunting, fishing hiking, camping. Just an overall love and respect for nature. Show us all how you do your thing.
Nothing better than enjoying the outside life.
Your daughter seems to like it too!
@AV8R she loves it, I’m getting her her first fishing pole this week so we can go catch a mess of blue gills hopefully. She is all about it and I love it. I gotta get her shooting soon
It’s crazy for me to think she will be shooting her great great grandfather’s Springfield tube fed bolt action .22lr. still runs smooth
I keep three of those travel fishing poles on our boat. Best thing I bought!!
They are telescopic poles with reel that fit in a small carry case. They work great!
I started my boy shooting when he was about seven. He still loves his .22’s especially the Winchester Model 67. Great first rifle.
@Av8R we gotta get em started young so it’s just a way of life or second nature. IMO when they are taught to use properly and respect a firearm for what it is at a young age, it teaches them how to respect and understand something dangerous rather than fear it.
Have you camped any on Cumberland Island?
@hgnesmith I’m all outta likes, but no I haven’t. When I venture away from home I usually got to Ocala National Forest and hit up a spring or either head out towards Gainesville High Springs area and hit a spring.
I’m a native of Jax and a Gator grad. My now-late brother-in-law invited me on a couple of backpacking trips to Cumberland. Water was a pain but manageable with a walk. Being awakened by wild horses roaming thru camp was interesting. A highlight of one trip was riding boat to island and seeing nuclear sub leaving Kings Bay with escort of several armed zodiac boats.
@hgnesmith very cool. I bet that was a sight to see. I’ll have to get out that way and check that place out. GO GATORS
Went to a park on the St. John’s river yesterday Has a small walking trail along the river. The property was an old farmstead complete with Master Quarters, or the main house. Servants quarters a much smaller shanty like shack. Sawmill, and a winery. Pretty cool stuff. They have the living quarters set up as if they are lived in
As a Coast Guard licensed captain I made my living on the big pond for 25 years. Commercial fished, rain charter boats and for the last 18 years was a private captain for a wealthy businessman. Paid the price physically but oh the stories.
We eagerly await a tale or two
My youngest about 4 years ago at South Padre Island, TX.
2 years ago at my Dad’s lodge in Alabama. She’s waiting for me to get off my ass so she can go on an ATV ride. LOL!
Finally in the woods!!
Natural stone fracturing. Amazing!
Shooting lessons from her grandfather.
Not too bad shooting offhand.
@Shelby I love it. That stone fracturing is awesome. Beautiful little girl
Robert all great photos
Thanks for sharing.
Agree 1000%. Great to see young people being exposed to and enjoying the natural world. Too many in our society have lost touch with the very thing that allows us to exist in the first place. I’ve often said, Mother Earth is my god and nature is my religion…
Good on ya @Shelby!
We caught Charlie.
Dear lord, the past 2 times I come to gourd island for a ruck, I’ve had to high tail it out of the woods to not get caught in a monsoon. Last time I glad I left when I did, it was hailing like a SOB. On my way home ice was beating the hell outta my truck now here I am again. I walked too far in to beat the sound of thunder today. Got a little wet. Honestly though it felt great. This Florida heat and humidity is enough to kill you even if you’re standing still. I went out today with all my gear, as if I were planning on staying a few days. I was crossing the main trail on the hiking trail. I pass this couple walking their dog. He asks me why I’m carrying so much gear kinda laughingly almost to belittle me in front of his girl. I responded, “so I don’t become a soft sissified urban cowboy who walks his dog on the main trail”, cold hearted I know but I took his question as a shot across my bow lol so I sent one back lol.
@Flogrown Kenny If I had a dollar for every time I’ve Run into the ‘‘Num Nut’d & Girl friend Lucy’’ with Pink Clogs and Toy Poodle in Tow/Bear MaceType’ Getting the Look! when they see the 375 h&h Rifles,Why do you guy’s have those ‘‘Snarl Snarl’’
Lady do you guy’s realize you are on Admiralty Island the’’ Brown bear Capitol of the World’’ with more brown bears in a fifty mile area,than any where else in lower 48. By the way there is a Huge bear over the next knoll have a nice day.