Hi guy’s I would like to know how many of the fathers out there take their sons out in to the wilderness to experience it first and foremost and also enjoy the hunt that comes with it. My reason for asking this is because of the age we live in today with computers, playstation and television who still takes the time out to go hunting with a child and teach him about the outdoors. More importantly how many kids out there still like to get away from today’s modern comforts. I started out very much in the deep end, I wanted a BB gun and my Dad’s replay was why do you want to mess around with toys when you can do the real thing. So at the age of 6 my father bought me my first rife a .22. We started out hunting pheasants and learning more about how a rife works and the responsibility you have when you are out in the field with a rifle. A few months later I shot my first impala on our farm and once we got to camp I wanted to go and play as most young kids do but my father had something different in mind he told me that it is my responsibility to skin the impala (I had a lot of help of course) it was one of the best lessons my father ever thought me though I did not realize it then but he was teaching me to be self sufficient in the field. This lesson helps me now more than I could have ever imagined and it has made me in to the man I am today. So the point that I am trying to make here is that the sense of responsibility that my father taught me when I was a young boy has helped me face up to a lot of the challenges that I have had in my life and will most probably continue to help me for the rest of my life. I feel that there is so much we can learn out of being in the wild and I just hope that this will not die with our generation but that we will pass it on to future generations and leave a legacy for all the future generations to come. I would like for all you guys to share your opinions on the matter with me.