Mark Strandis creating a return to the Golden Age of outdoor stories (fishing/hunting)
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At this level you get all my written stories, many of which are illustrated with photos or digital art. Typically two new stories each month.
If you love outdoor writing that brings you out there and leaves you wanting more, you will connect with a reading experience many thought was gone forever.
- You get all my written stories, plus exclusive audio segments, “Related Ramblings” that include stories behind the stories. Once each month, hear about what I’m working on and how it’s going, along with bonus insider information on programs you can tap into to learn about fishing and hunting, or mentor others to help support these great sports.
- You get everything above plus exclusive behind-the-scenes videos that nobody else sees. I describe in detail the thought processes I go through while writing & creating stories. (For outdoor communicators, it will be like a master class.) Plus, you get access to my home office and photo/video studio graced by our hunting dog, Willow, and a mountain of memorabilia from a lifetime of fishing and hunting.
We live off each other, the wild animals we pursue and our deepest sense of humanity tied in ironic symbiosis, the irony being that we love and kill and care for our prey, in order to maintain the precious balance between life and death and to ensure the circle of life remains what it has always been. To wall our human hearts from it breeds confusion and anxiety and the result is what we have done to ourselves in the modern, urbanized world.
We must allow our bodies and minds to live with wild animals in wild places because we are whole only when we assume our role as predator and presider and ultimate decider of what kind of world we live in.
We’ve never been closer to the tipping point where the balance of humanity loses its grip on our true role, but there is time to return if we circle back and find the path.
We simply must hunt and fish in order to save ourselves, and the animals we prey upon, from an unnatural demise.
Here on my Patreon page, I create stories that celebrate why we hunt and fish in wild places. Why wild places hold the key to everything. Why we have to preserve them, and work to improve them. This is the place where I make my case for what I believe to be the reason we were put on this planet.
You will find two free pieces, one about fishing, one about hunting, to see whether you think you would enjoy reading (and viewing) what I have to offer. Here's hoping I see you inside!
Mark Strand has covered the outdoor traditions of fishing, hunting, and shooting since 1977. He has written for nearly every outdoor magazine, has authored or co-authored 14 books, is a filmmaker and podcaster, and happily lives the life of an outdoor generalist, hunting & fishing for whatever is in season, wherever he is at the moment. He is proud and humbled to have been inducted into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame, alongside the legends he has interviewed, fished with, and written about over the years.