As a father myself, this really hits home for me.
“I never knew the joy of being a dad until I took my daughters hunting one year. We were sitting in the woods and my youngest daughter Danielle, we call her “MOMO”, was sitting asking how long are we going to be here and I replied just a couple hours.
I later asked if she wanted to shoot this doe that came along she replied, “no”. I said, “huh”, confused by the reply from her I was stunned so I replied to her, “then why did you even bother coming hunting with us this morning if you didn’t want to hunt anything”. She replied, “to spend time with my daddy.”
That was a wake up call that I have been hunting for so long. Being so focused on the hunt and harvesting an animal, I forgot the value of being in the outdoors all together, especially with my girls.
Don’t forget the value and freedom we have in the outdoors and most importantly don’t forget or take for granted the lessons and values we can all learn and the bond the outdoors can help create between a parent and a child.”
Hi, I'm Rudy and I'm Filming America's Whitetail Deer and Elk Bow Hunters, One at a time. You could be in our next documentary hunting film. Email me to learn more.