I have to agree with Jim on this one.
I started hunting in the late 50's and remember when we spent the day driving one piece of woods after another. We actually went looking for deer rather than letting them come to us. Now all you see is guys sitting in a tree stand over a pile of corn. Not a whole lot of challenge in that. That isn't hunting, that is just shooting.
I started hunting with my dad and uncle and some of their friends. As they got older and quit or passed on to the happy hunting ground, I started hunting with a group out in the Brantwood area. When they went to sitting in a tree over a corn pile back in the early 90's, I decided it was time to hang it up. Sort of took the fun out of the whole hunting experience. Frankly I would rather spend the day still hunting and seeing if I could track one down or sneak up on one. At least there was a challenge in that.
I can understand those who are disabled or can't do a lot of walking due to age sitting in a stand. I know a couple of guys that are in their 70's and early 80's that just like to be out with the group that they always hunted with. They just enjoy being out during the season and really don't care if they shoot a deer or not. It is just something that they always enjoyed and are not ready to give it up.
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