I believe that hunting and fishing writing is dominated by experts. I am not an expert. Except possibly at failing. I'm not even really an expert at that. I just have a lot of experience in that area.
I believe that hunting and fishing are too important and too much fun to be left to the experts.
I believe that enthusiasm trumps skill. Too many people feel like they need to be good at something— bass fishing, deer hunting, whatever—before they can enjoy it. I would like to destroy this idea.
I believe that failure is a more universal experience than success. When I first started writing for Field & Stream, I noticed that the expert end of the spectrum was over-represented on the masthead. I couldn't compete with those guys and didn't want to try. I also saw that the other end of the spectrum—let's call it the doofus end—was wide open. It was here that I staked my flag.
I believe that no man should let a lack of aptitude or skill keep him from trying new things. (The only exception to this applies to men over 40 and unicycles. I don't expect you to take my word about this. But I do recommend that you do it on a forgiving surface, such as a field of pillows.)