Success Can Come From Being Unsuccessful

Success can come from being unsuccessful

Eric Davis

Sun Outdoor Columnist

While it may seem like an oxymoron, the title of the column this week is probably the summation of how I view hunting and fishing trips. You don’t need to harvest an animal for your hunt to be successful, or catch a limit of fish to remember the outing forever. Often, the best hunting stories I hear end up with the hunter missing their target.

This past weekend was the Youth Turkey Hunt Weekend where hunters age 12-15 with turkey hunting privileges can hunt turkeys with an adult and only the youth hunter can carry a firearm (with some exceptions such as fence crossings). For the second year, I was a mentor through the Chenango County Youth Hunt where I was partnered with another mentor and matched with a youth hunter to take hunting. While I am now 0-for-2 in terms of my youth hunter harvesting a turkey, both years I have had what I would call successful hunts.

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