It has been painfully slow as late on the blog so I thought I would try this and see if it got by the mods. I figured that since many of the fans here are probably from the midwest there are likely some hunting enthusiasts on the here and wondered if they would like to share a favorite story (short) or maybe a great hunting tip that has bagged them some nice game.
For my part I will say that I come from a long line of hunters. The men and women in my Father's family were all hunters and it was something he loved to do as well...until we came along. For whatever reason he could never get my brother and I interested in it. We would rather be playing sports so being the amazing Dad that he was, he dropped hunting in favor of becoming our baseball, hockey, volleyball and soccer coach.
After I moved out and got married I began to feel like my relationship with my Father was...I don't know...it just wasn't as strong as it used to be. I thought a lot about how I could fix it and after a great deal of thought I remembered how much he used to enjoy hunting.
I called him up one night and asked him if he wanted to take his gun course and hunter's safety course with me and we could start hunting together. I had no idea at the time what an impact that would have on our relationship.
After we took the course we hunted together all the time and through all the various seasons (deer, waterfowl, birds, rabbits, bear etc). I always loved my Father, but now we were becoming best friends as well. The times trudging through the bush, sitting in blinds, taking the boat across the lake...we made a lot of memories from our time on the hunt.
My Father passed away two years ago and some of the fondest memories I have of him now are of the two of us out huntinig. What a difference one decision can make in a persons life and how different could my relationship with my Father have been if I hadn't asked him to do that. Hunting can be an awesome thing on many levels, so I ask the mgocommunity, share a story, share a tip...let me know who the hunters are out there.