Sorry for the delay, I was in Ottawa looking for a place to live. Moving day is 25 Aug so far.
I don't think they were ranked in any particular order; I think they just asked a bunch of outdoor writers/guides to submit 5-10 ideas. For what it's worth the top 10 were:
1: Catch the brookie of your wildest dreams;
2: Know how to land a float plane
3: Learn how to use GPS
4: Remember how to use a compass
5: Master the diaphragm turkey call
6: Take up bowhunting
7: Make a fire the old-fashioned way
8: Learn how to fly-fish
9: Figure out all those damn knots
10: Go fishing with Bob Izumi (or whoever your angling idol may be)
I thought the last 2 were pretty interesting:
100: Snorkel alone with sharks on the Great Barrier Reef;
101: Be ready to die a good death (see above).
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...