RE: NANFA-- Youth and Fish Worship

Crail, Todd (
Wed, 25 Sep 2002 19:43:14 -0400

Yep, you're right, they'd probably rather gather for beer. But don't get discouraged tho Jon. As people emerge from the haze of the "Roarin' Twenties" they start to care... About lawns and mortgages and golf and 401k's and.... ;) However, there's usually a lil' one in there, and all of sudden, they're slightly more concerned about the state of the world their child is growing up in. At that point, people are 20 times more likely to at least pay attention to some of the details and converse about it... And generally, are glad to get some moments out in nature where it's quiet (the adult mind can only stand teletubbies for so long). Then you'll have a fine audience, so hang in there. Sounds like you've got a fine group of people in your area, not to mention some of the finest natural diversity this side of the Tropic of Cancer :)

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Sent: Wed 9/25/2002 6:45 PM
Subject: NANFA-- Youth and Fish Worship

I don't really worship fish, but I have noticed most people my age (20's) don't care enough to learn the scientific name of a bass. Let alone gather with other people for the sole purpose of learning about and discussing fish. Most people my age are never even around any bodies of water, unless there is some kind of water sport going on. Lets face it, this is the extreme sports generation, and hogsuckers and darters just don't provide the adrenaline. Today it rained for several hours before finally letting up so I could go outside and hike the half mile trail to Coldwater Spring. Nature is highly under-rated with today's youth.

Jon Hanson
Anniston, AL

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