In yesterday’s mentoring/giveaway post I mentioned the five stages of hunting, plus an added number six — The Sportsman Mentor stage. The story below, shared by my friend Kevin, shows how someone became a sportsman mentor, and he thinks it’s all about how someone became a hunter. It tells why the sixth stage of hunting is so rewarding. Become a mentor!a Rafflecopter giveaway
The shot rang out on the range. His eyes looked up at me as if I’d stolen the last Birthday Cake Oreo. It was one of those looks a father gets when his kid is both shocked and dumbfounded. He didn’t expect the loud boom of the gun, but after I yelled, “HIT,” he accepted the outcome with open arms. For a dad, I’m not sure who is more excited about a child’s first deer hunt? As I type this, it’s clear this was his show, and I was just along for the ride.
This was the first time my oldest had shot his T/C Venture Compact. I selected the Compact for him because the fit is excellent, and the 22-250 is one of my favorite calibers for deer. The only optic I had for the gun was an old Bushnell Elite Tactical that didn’t have a rifle match. It’s your standard 3X12 optic, but he loves it because of the cool CERAKOTE finish.
I could tell he was a bit nervous before pulling the trigger, so we…
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