My sons second deer. He’ll be ten next week. He had passed several small deer yesterday. We’ve been in the woods the majority of the weekend and can count on one hand the number of shots.
I also used to oppose the youth hunt. Now having children and being able to spend another great weekend with them is what it’s all about.
My grandson was bummed when we called off our hunt this weekend. Driving over 100 miles to sit in the rain wasn't a good idea. We got a month of prime bow hunting, and the gun season with much better conditions. Good Luck Everyone..............
For many of us "older folks" we did not need a youth hunt to get us into hunting. I still remember walking by my brothers side when I was 10-11 years old as we did deer drives. I carried a broom handle (my gun) and did everything to mirror my brothers.In winter we would do rabbit hunts and I was the officially brush pile "jumper"..
Not all kids today grow up in the same pro-hunting enviroment. Even alot of the land I was able to hunt 30-40 years ago is no longer available. I am all for any programs that allow kids to learn and get into the hunting lifestyle. Bummer they have such crappy weather this weekend.. Good luck to all the kids and mentors.
That sounds like a great idea. Where I go it can be -20 and a bunch of snow, I’m sure kids would love it.
A good hunter should not be affected by a couple kids during the lull period. I bet many who complain aren’t affected at all. It’s just something different to complain about or a new excuse.