Deer & Deer Hunting

HUNTER FOR life

Have you ever thought about what it takes to make a deer hunter — a really good deer hunter?

Several years ago, a mother and her teen-age son attended one of my deer hunting seminars. After the show, this woman approached me and asked for some ideas on how she could help her son become a better hunter. I only had a few seconds to collect my thoughts and give her my best shot at answering the question. I don’t know if my advice helped, but the encounter gave me reason to pause.

In the years since, I’ve given a lot of thought to the question because it keeps coming up. I don’t pretend to have all the answers on this subject, but I know what has worked for me and my son.

What follows is the “recipe” I now share with the many aspiring hunters and well-meaning parents I meet during my annual speaking tours

1. START’EM EARLY

It is never too early to teach a child about nature. Growing up on a farm allowed me

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