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With the bow in his hand, his arrows softly rustling in the quiver, a horn at his back, and a hound at his heels, what more can a man want in life?
— Saxton Pope

I am proud to use the products from these brands and appreciate their support of The Wild Initiative. Browse below to learn a bit more about each of my brand partners.

Please review my disclosure page for further information regarding my partners.


We lose ourselves in the things we love; we find ourselves there too.
— Fred Bear

Browse below to learn about some non-profit organizations I believe are doing great work in the world of hunting, fishing and the outdoors. For a list of conservation organizations, please visit our Conservation page. If you would like to be considered for addition to this page, please contact us.


Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
— Ted Hughes

 See below for discounts courtesy of friends of The Wild Initiative.

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
— Henry David Thoreau