How much should we "bend" to interest kids in the outdoors?

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  1. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    In Florida one of the biggest enemies to duck hunters is other duck hunters. We are going to either extinguish ourselves or push out the bad blood types. I fight the best I can to help others get out hunting and open as much public land to access while others work to make public land their own private club so they can get “quality” hunts. One side is going to win and if it is the other side, public duck hunting is toast.
     
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  2. seiowa

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    In Florida one of the biggest enemies to duck hunters is other duck hunters. We are going to either extinguish ourselves or push out the bad blood types. I fight the best I can to help others get out hunting and open as much public land to access while others work to make public land their own private club so they can get “quality” hunts. One side is going to win and if it is the other side, public duck hunting is toast.[/QUOTE]

    Spoiler alert, the side with the deepest pockets will win.

    Every great once in a while you'll find an average Joe that by virtue of being a good dude or marrying right may have enough connections to fight the good fight. But that just delays the inevitable, which again is, the side with the deepest pockets wins.
     
  3. H20DAD

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    Spoiler alert, the side with the deepest pockets will win.

    Every great once in a while you'll find an average Joe that by virtue of being a good dude or marrying right may have enough connections to fight the good fight. But that just delays the inevitable, which again is, the side with the deepest pockets wins.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for the encouragement because the guys on my side outnumber the retireees trying to keep us out.
     
  4. seiowa

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    Thanks for the encouragement because the guys on my side outnumber the retireees trying to keep us out.[/QUOTE]

    Numbers don't mean a thing. Money does. Lots of educated, able, and honest sportsmans' groups here have been defeated by a few rich old *******s. Not saying there's not a chance, but there really isn't a chance.
     
  5. sisqsprig

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    just because one of your kids likes it and the other doesn't, doesn't mean it's not genetics. I think hobbydog is 100% correct, kids either have it or they don't. No amount of coddling or youth only hunts will turn a kid who doesn't want to hunt into one that does. And there is nothing that will keep a kid who has hunting in their blood from not wanting to hunt. Neither of my parents hunted but I fell in love with it at an early age. There is just something in me that drives me to hunt. You can breed the very best retrievers to one another and not all of them will hunt the same, and one or two may not hunt at all. Just because you hunt doesn't mean your kids will. Their mother is responsible for half of their genes.
     
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    There certainly is a genetic component...

    I have two girls, and both enjoy going with me, but probably less for the hunting experience, and more for "being outside with daddy." The youngest (who is far more difficult to deal with, and far less patient than the older sister comparing same age behavior) is more interested in the actual hunting aspect... She wants to know what I killed, why I killed it, and what we are going to do with it...

    At their age, I was completely enthralled with the hunting aspect... No other activities needed, just watch dad or Grandpa shooting....

    Interestingly, my oldest is a small 7 year-old, and really wants to know when she can start shooting... I have to keep that interest going, until she is old enough.

    I enjoy bowling once in a while, but feel no strong desire to go... I would guess, that if I grew up going to the alley every weekend with my father, I would probably bowl more now... So while I do think that there is a genetic component (in my case a mental disorder), I also think that including them in entertaining ways will probably create some desire to continue these activities to varying degrees as adults, and to include their own children as well....
     
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    If you're serious, this sounds more than a little self-serving, don't you think?
     
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    Don’t let him peel too much drag... :dv
     
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