Grant's first deer hunt

Waiting patiently in our blind

Last weekend was Indiana’s youth season for deer hunting.  Beginning hunters under the age of eighteen are allowed to hunt deer for two days by any method that is legal in Indiana.  My son Grant and I spent part of each morning and each evening of the two day season in a blind overlooking food plots likely to be  visited by deer.  Seven year old Grant decided for himself that he only wanted to shoot a buck for his first deer.

When I was Grant’s age deer were almost unknown to me.  They were all but nonexistent here in Northwest Indiana.  Along with the human population the wildlife population has increased dramatically.  Young hunters today have opportunities that we never dreamed.