Is every one ready for the Youth season. Haven't heard to many people say much about it. It starts this Saturday Sept. 11th. I'm taking my Daughter and Son. Lats year my Daughter got her first Button Buck and is hoping for a bigger one.
The jury is out in my own mind on youth hunts. It might be because all of my kids are grown and out on their own now. Then again, I've got five grandsons coming up . . .
I have heard many hunters complain about youth hunts just being another way for the states to make more money and giving the kids the first crack at that big buck that they had hoped to get. Some of that sounds like sour grapes. There are also abuses of youth hunts when disreputable dads really get their kids a tag which the dad ends up filling. In other words, HE uses it to get the first crack at that big buck! I sometimes read that they get caught, but you can figure that many more abuse it and don't get caught.
I guess it can be good or bad, depending on whether the child really is able to use it to learn more about the sport, woodsmanship and good hunting ethics. If not, then IMO it's not that great an idea.
yeah , i work with some of those dads who use their kids' tags. not too cool now is it. taking an oppertunity away from a kid. maybe hunters should have their own saying instead of "taking candy from a baby" it could be "stealing game from children." who knows.
I have a system I use in Whitetail hunting during the rut that seems to work for me. When I make a mock scrape in the area I wish to hunt I will place a couple of 35mm
film canisters (film removed of course) in the scrape after I have cleared out all leaves and other debris. The film canisters are filled with cotton balls and saturated with doe in heat urine. This keeps the urine from soaking in the ground and can be refreshed on each trip if needed. I will also use the tarsal gland of the buck...