Re: How have Outdoor READERS changed over the last 20-30 years?
If an "outdoors" column needs an article every week about some rare bird sighted at the beach, so now everybody needs to go out and buy the new $12,000 Nikor lens, I can't see how that detracts from the repetitive and fake fishing reports in some publications that everybody limited out with big fish. Id read it all either way, and skip the politics or depressing news.
Sarcasm aside, I do think at least some of the columns can survive, and maybe even thrive, if they'd mix in some general discussion of nature along with hook n bullet. even some of the party boats are mixing in whale and seal watching
it took time but now my wife and kids know how/where to get fresh seafood, and now they agree its so good. so anything is possible
(still working on getting them to eat duck or goose)