Re: How have Outdoor READERS changed over the last 20-30 years?
First of all, I want to say that outdoor writing is one of the cleanest forms of press in our society. Reason for this is that the outdoors is less political and serves a willing readership. Outdoor writers are providing a rather innocuous, yet valuable service to its readers -- how to fish/hunt, where to fish/hunt. Outdoor press is in a cleaner business than run-of-the-mill print media.
Having been serving outdoor readers since 1968, I believe readers needs and writers providing of such needs has changed very little. Today's sportsmen want the same things their fathers wanted and those providing that service are meeting it. If anything, the quality of that service has improved.
I have plans to say much more on this wildly cogent thread, John, but I wanted to open it up for the protocols. Thanks for putting this up. It is a favorite subject of mine and will keep me reflecting on this for days because it has a lot of angles that need treatment. (Be back a little later.)