The Southern Sportsman was a syndicated television show which was produced by WRAL in Raleigh, NC between 1978 and 1996. Every weekend, we were glued to the set as the host, Franc White, took us hunting and fishing using his trademark zebra-striped plane, boat or truck to get there.
One of the songs I remember from the show was a bit of "Today is Mine", written by Jerry Hubbard and sung, I believe, by the late Jerry Reed. Any time I'm out in the woods or on the water, the song comes into my head:
When the sun came up this morning
I took the time to watch it rise
And as its beauty struck the darkness
From the sky
I thought how small and unimportant
All my troubles seem to be
And how lucky another day
Belongs to me
Today is mine.
Franc always closed the show with "Do yourself a favor. Take a kid fishing". I've caught a couple of small bass and a few bluegill in this little pond, myself.