10yr old first hunt
Well yesterday i picked up my nephew from school and i told him we were going hunting.This was his first hunt.we've both been begging his mom to go.We went home walked the dog and grabbed some drinks for the day pack.In NY you have to be 14 to deer hunt so he was my "camera man".i gave him a camo shirt that looked a dress on him Laughing and my orange hat and vest,pair of bdu's and some boots he was ready.We drove to the spot 15mins away some watershed property that i had bonus doe tags for.I've hunted here before and seen plenty of deer.as we drove in in he did some taping and some commentary on how happy and excited he was ,priceless stuff.We got to the spot and sprayed down with scent killler and started up the hill,along the way i taught him how to walk very slow and to pause every couple steps and look around.we found some nice rubs and scrapes,he knew what both were.thanks to all those hunting mags i gave him to help with his reading.We made it to the ground blind,a big boulder with fallen limbs and rocks piled round it.i explained why it was a good spot and we found a licking branch scrape and rub not 20 yards it was now 430 shooting time ends at 602 that day.We waited he used the binoculars ate beef jerky for the first time ,he loves it ate my whole bag.played with the grunt call and the cans.no deer appeared .we saw lots of squirells and chipmunks and birds .we packed up and walked out he loved my head lamp that has 3 lights red was his fave ,saying"i feel like a special ops guy" we went home did the homework and ate pasta.I asked "what was your favorite part about the hunt?"His answer was"just being out there with you having a good time i don't care that we didn't see one(deer) maybe next time"I said yup "maybe next time.I got me a new hunting buddy for life
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky