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).
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...