BIRDS OF A FEATHER
I enjoyed OL’S Feb./mar. cover feature, “How to Make a Hunter,” specifically the article “Late to the Game.” As a 43-year-old, I, too, have benefited from a hunter’s need to pass on his love of hunting. I had big plans to learn, but as time went on, I found myself juggling two jobs and three daughters. Similar to the author’s experience with Andrew Mckean, my good friend Jim has been a gracious mentor, teaching me about deer hunting. He introduced me to local hunters, brought me to his rod and gun club, and taught me to dress and butcher deer. We enjoy swapping stories and scouting together, and I feel a greater connection to my land and a deeper appreciation for my friend. I’m hooked. Thanks for the article, and the encouragement to find a mentor even if you’re no longer a young buck.
Darin Haig Millbury, MA