There are several reasons why less folks Fish and hunt. First is Death. Service vets and Senior citizens die every day making that many less to participate in the sports. And today's adults and kids do not jump in to take their place numbers wise.
Plus today's adults do not take their children out in the wild to teach.learn them the skills to fish and hunt.Or showing them the enjoyment Nature can provide. Like seeing a wild Mink, Muskrat, Beaver, Deer,/Fawn, Turkey, Ducks, Geese.
Next is the confounded TV, Computers, X-box's, Game Stations, and Nintendo's. Many Kids and lots of adults are glued to these things and will not go out in the wilderness to enjoy it.
It's a shame man & woman do not participate in Outdoor Sports [Fishing, Hunting, Trapping, Sight-seeing] like the folks did in the 40's-late 70's. Still see a lot of campers but not all are in tents now they are in big comfortable trailers instead. Many equiped with those darn Tv's, computers, and games in them !!!!!
Modernization and Advanced Technology and add in death to America's Seniors and you have started the destruction of the world. The Climate, Outdoor Sports and add the price of fuel in with all this. Now folks don't even take drives out on the old country roads at night just to see the wildlife and enjoy the fresh air. = It even costs to much to drive around for pleasure anymore.
It seems that America's Seniors, Service Vets, and the Baby Boomers will have to try their best to bring up and introduce those born from yr. 2000 on, about the great Outdoors. Get them into Fishing and Hunting. Nature walks & Photography. Anything that will get youngsters outside, and away from the TV, Computers, and Games.
Then maybe an interest for Mother Nature will be sparked again. If we can't convince kids and teenagers now to enjoy the Outdoors and the Activities then it's just a matter of time.
Many animals will be much more overcrowded with trees and cover torn down by man, and many will die from less or little to eat.
Fishing will become who can catch the largest Stunted fish from Ponds, Lakes, Streams, Rivers, Creeks, and Reserviors full of unharvested fish.
About the only ones going to like this in the long run will be the Fox's, Coyote's, Turtles, Raccoons, O'possum's, Crow's, Vultures, Buzzards, and anything else that eats dead fish and animals.
It seems that we as SPORTSMEN [both men and women] are in a baseball game // score Visitiors 6 - Home 3 bottom of the 9th w/ bases loaded for Home and the count 3-2.
What Happens Next?