When most guys my age were growing up, it was a no-brainer. Come fall and winter, we went hunting. Our dads did; our grandpa’s did; our cousins and neighbors did. As a result, it was a natural coming of age for youngsters back then to take to the woods and fields with rifle or shotgun.
Today, things are not the same as they were during those simpler times. Kids now have so much to compete for their time.
Another thing is that the generation in which parents of today’s youngsters grew