Re: Rut reports
DRod if I hunted because I filled my tag every year I would of quit in the 60s. (That's as in 1960s.) It wasn't the kill that has kept me going for all these years; it was the hunt, the comradely, the conversation, new friends and the memories. I remember as a kid in school; wanting to get back to my buddies and hear of their adventures, their success, and share in their excitement as, they did mine. Of course getting your buck gave you bragging rights and the bigger the rack, the more prestige. (never had that opportunity in school) I remember kids not being able to hunt, standing around taking it all in, joining the excitement and full of questions. Hell, I remember kids going to school with their skinning knives on their belts and the sheath tucked into the back pocket of your jeans. Had to be tucked into the back pocket or you were not cool. 70s were the same except, I couldn't wait to get back to work and hear the stories as, were the 80s right into the early 90s when hunting got side tracked because of a job change. 2013 got me back into the woods and this year I've practically lived in the woods never missing the opportunity to think about the days gone by. The most enjoyable........... hunting/fishing with my kids and wife.
Yeah, I'll be out there in rifle season and late season archery too, thinking about some goofy thing I did that cost me a deer or turkey in the past. Have not killed many deer and never got a turkey but, buddy I got same darn good memories.
Just some food for thought regarding your boy spending time with his friends doing what he enjoys. That's the way it works, don't pass up the opportunity to go out and bag that buck, it'll give your boy memories and............... bragging rights. Believe me BTDT.
Good luck and hunt safely.
Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
Old fisherman never die; we just smell that way.