A student becomes the teacher

When you get the chance to pass on the gifts and experiences had afield with a friend, consider yourself lucky. Itís a privilege to have someone value your knowledge and extremely rewarding to watch as they progress.

Itís not every day you get to share the mountain of outdoor knowledge you have compiled over many years. Many hunters will listen to what you have to say, but for some reason, never apply it. Itís especially rewarding to have a student who not only listens, but retains and utilizes the information that you have provided. I have to be honest and say more often than not you will get a know-it-all. I have learned that it is way more common to find such negative traits in adult hunters than compared with youths. Kids tend to take your word for things and just do, while adults tend to question and attempt to use their own logic to make sense of the situation. The problem is, most of their compiled experiences happened around people and simply donít translate to the woods. When the time comes to rationalize a situation, it will typically be inspected through a humanís, not an animalís, perspective. I believe this is the biggest mistake that hunters make that can be easily avoided.

Isnít it amazing how all the negative in the world seems to melt away while out in the field? It seems in this day and age there is more negative than positive going around. All you have to do is turn on the news to see it. Is this reality, or is it a constructed trap to keep viewers glued to the screen? With peopleís racial buttons being pushed every day, you would almost think we donít associate anymore. Iím here to say thatís a hot load of coon crap.

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