Sunday, October 16, 2011

More to explore than you think.


One thing that continues to perplex me is the belief of the city dwellers that our wilderness is almost gone.  I will be the first to admit that I wished there was more wilderness and less suburban sprawl,  but I am not delusional enough to think that the outdoor opportunities in America are few. If I quit my Job and spent the next year just exploring I probably couldn't make a dent in all the wild places in the East much less the western part of the country.  I love Big South Fork (See other stories on BSF here, here, or here) I intend to hunt it next weekend with a good friend Wild Bill Picket.  We have not been able to cover all the ground available to us even though we make a yearly trip there.  I can't wait to get there, it has the feeling of a true wilderness. I hope everyone can find wild land to explore nearby and take advantage of it. Your pal The Envirocapitalist.

Sunday, October 09, 2011


The Beauty of Creation

As most who read this blog know, I not only like to spend my spare time outdoors but the outdoors is also my office at work.  One might think that spending the majority of my waking hours outdoors would dull me to the grandeur that is God's creation.  The time I spend in the splendor actually has the opposite effect.  I find my self enjoying vistas, falls, and wild lands even more.

Natural Wonder

I find lately that not only do I enjoy the exercise of retrieving my own food from the earth and not paying a middle man at the grocery store, but I also feel like I am in the "real" world when I am away from town.  It may sound crazy but when I am on pavement, in buildings, or even at my home I feel that I am in a man made matrix and that I am only truly free when I am in the woods outside the confines of society.  I feel closer to God outdoors and even seem to think clearer.  Unlike some activities being outdoors seem to only bolster my desire to stay longer or go more often.  No one judges me when I am hiking.  I don't have to worry about how to pay for my accomadations when I am backcounty camping.  I prey others out their are enjoying the adventure of the outdoors as well. I will be, October and November are the two months I kill all the venison for the year. It is important time to me but it is also very enjoyable.  I dare say for the cost it is better than a movie and it is for real.  Your pal the Envirocapitalist.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Do the Doe

Can't eat horms
I would like to convince all of the people who manage their leases for trophy bucks that they need help with doe population control.  I have heard of hunting clubs making rules that each member must kill a doe before harvesting a buck. This is to ensure quality deer management.  I would like to humbly offer my services free of charge to come to your lease at my expense and crop your does. I promise I will not only pass on all the old grizzly bucks I see but I will document their movements for you members that wish to harvest these over the hill bucks.  I think it is a wonderful idea and any of you guys who wish to take me up on it leave a comment, that is if you are within driving distance of East Tennessee.  I sure am tired of hunting public land your pal the Envirocapitalist.