I've taken up hunting too. In my case, elk hunting. I miss steelheading though, especially those wild summers.Thank god for archery hunting, or I would have chucked myself off of a bridge last year.
The re-intro into hunting has had a rather steep learning curve. I'm more hopeful this year than last though and I was closer last year than the first.
There are lots of similarities in the 2 activities. The search for positive feedback is possibly the most difficult thing to find with both. Last year I had more positive feedback than year one.
Like @doublespey , I truly miss certain places/ times/ rituals etc. The smell of fall brings it all back every year. It truly is a grieving process.