I have a theory that when you introduce a youngster at an early age, before about 14 yrs old or so; nature, animals, hunting, fishing etc captures their mind and interest for life. Wait till adulthood, and people sometimes develop hobbies but seldom the lifelong passion. I find it very encouraging to see our youth introduced to nature...to understand where food comes from.
Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.
-Thomas Jefferson to James Smith, 1822.