I see myself as an anachronism. My views, lifetime development are based upon a world that has changed where SW fishing is not the same as it was when my attitudes and views developed. My desire to go fishing in SW is fraught with hesitancy over some inner fear that I would be breaking some law over which I was never informed. Its even worse hunting. Things are changing too fast.
I often go to the RI Hunts website and read the arrests which are wildly outragious, the courts crowded with "violators". Imagine a news headline: "Well Known Writer Arrested".
In 2001 my name was in the paper over something that I was never even charged. No arrest; just a police inquiry over the discharge of a firearm in self-defence. My phone rang off the hook with crank calls. Can you just see Mister Smarty caught with a 9 3/4 inch scup.