Archibald Rutledge

“It has always seemed to me that any man is a better man for being a hunter. This sport confers a certain constant alertness, and develops a certain ruggedness of character that, in these days of too much civilization, is refreshing; moreover, it allies us to the pioneer past. In a deep sense, this great land of ours was won for us by hunters”.

Archibald Rutledge, from Why I Taught My Boys To Hunt (Early 1940’s).

“The hunter learns that reward comes from hard work; he learns from dealing with nature that man must have a deep respect for the great natural laws. He learns also, I think in a far higher degree than any form of standardized amateur athletics can give him, to play the game fairly”.

From Hunting and Home in the Southern Heartland, Edited by Jim Casada, 1992

“The privilege of hunting is about as fine a heritage as we have, and it needs to be passed on unsullied from father to son”.

From An American Hunter, 1937

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