My Fishing and Hunting Bucket List

European Mouflon Ram

I have been blessed with a life based in the outdoors. I have hunted and/or fished in Alaska, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. There are many things that I would like to do before I am unable, IE; I become too crippled to do so. I have been on many adventures in my lifetime and I am sure that I will be on a good many more before I do become too crippled to do so. I have found that what gets written down has a tendency to happen. In any event, it gives you something to shoot for which is a good goal in and of it’s self.

I have been blessed with a wonderful wife, three great kids and four wonderful grand children (so far). I have traveled pretty extensively, mainly through business, but my hopes and dreams are not found in large cities, they are in the wilds both at home and in distant lands.

Black Hawaiian Ram

Earlier last year, I came across a website that really kind of inspired me to reach a little higher. The site is hosted by Chris Guillebeau. His thing is the art of non conformity. I have been a non-conformist most of my life; probably all of it. Because of that I have been able to do many things that would otherwise have been impossible to achieve but have also suffered because of my impulsive nature. Because of that, I have decided to establish some goals to shoot for in the coming years. Here they are, although they are not necessarily in order but listed just the same (note that there are several fish and animals not listed. I have already been successful in taking those so they do not appear here although I will still target some of them):

Corsican Gaus

  1. Fish every trophy kokanee Lake in Washington (so I can complete my kokanee lake map book)
  2. Tiger Muskie
  3. Northern Pike
  4. Trophy Moose
  5. Brown Bear
  6. Boundary Waters Canoe trip.
  7. Red Stag in New Zealand.
  8. Spot and Stalk a black bear. I have already successfully hunted with hounds, but never done the spot and stalk.
  9. Spot and Stalk/game call Cougar
  10. Peacock Bass in Brazil
  11. Aoudad
  12. Texas Grand Slam (Texas Dall Ram, Black Hawaiian Ram, Mouflon Ram, Corsican Ram; see photos)
  13. European Boar.

    Texas Dall Ram

  14. Redfish in the Gulf
  15. Trophy American Alligator (12′ + or -)
  16. Blue Marlin
  17. Stripped Marlin
  18. Fish for Salmon and Steelhead in Siberia
  19. Bluefin Tuna
  20. Yellowfin Tuna
  21. Trophy Whitetail
  22. Trophy antelope
  23. Cape Buffalo
  24. African Lion (male)
  25. Sable
  26. Kudo

The list keeps growing, there is so much I would like to do…

The site I spoke of earlier: The Art of Non-Conformity

Here’s what I want you to do now …

  • First, in the comments section below, lets hear about your bucket list and how you intend to accomplish the items on that list… Note that I will delete links that do not pertain to the topic.

    Red Stag

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Kent Cannon


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About Kent Cannon

My passion is fishing and hunting as well as traveling throughout the Northwest and writing about those adventures. I was separated from my job a few years ago due to the still ongoing economic downturn. I had spent years working, focusing on things that really were not near and dear to my heart all the while scrambling and climbing to what I perceived as the top. I of course did not realize what I was doing, because I was caught up in the moment, focusing on what I thought was the American dream. Crashing and pushing ever forward like a Lemming headed for a cliff, oblivious the world around me. I was more than a little bitter over loosing my job; it was a good job as far as jobs go and I was making a lot of money so I could live according to the manner in which I wanted to be accustomed. In the process of trying to find another job in an unfavorable economic climate I found something that I had left behind many years ago. I found me! That is how and why I started this website, looking for myself and sharing things that I found along the way. Even though I am older now, suffering a little from arthritis and my hair is now somewhat graying I still have fire in my belly for the next adventure. The more that I seek out my next adventure, the more excited I become!

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