11-10-2009, 06:26 PM
sure i'm willing to help. I'm here trying to help others and maybe learn a thing or 2 myself. I think you are on your way. it doesn't take much to get on the right path to being a good ethical hunter and that has nothing to do with the number of deer you kill. it does sometimes take a bonk in the noggin, sort a speak, to get some back on the right path.
As far as showing someone one on one, i may be able to help you. If you haven't noticed I have a real passion when it comes to hunting. I've tried to help other but their idea of hunting fell way short of mine and with an unwillingness to up their game, my help was short lived. seems they just wanted me to take them to where i hunt and claim it as their own. I tell everyone in my turkey seminar that if they need help with the birds on their property i'm willing to help them if the timing is right. I'm not one of those guys that then is in there hunting their spot. thats an ethics thing. If you need me or would like me to look over what you got in respects to where to hang a stand and the like i can give you what i think. I have little patients with some one that doesn't have their head on straight and isn't willing to give hunting the respect it deserves. I'm not saying your heads not in the right spot, i don't really know but it doesn't take much to figure out after a few visit looking over your woods.
there are basics we all build on and i think some of got the basics wrong or don't have them at all. those basics are what this whole thread is about. not so much reading sign and where to hang a stand or what i think a particular herd of deer are doing. its the respect, ethics, care of hunting and the animals we hunt. its conservation. its thinking about what and why we are out there, at a higher level than those that would end hunting.