"I would like to mention my concern of taking young hunters and first-time hunters into a guaranteed hunting area," he writes. "I am speaking for myself and many other hunters when I say this is a very touchy situation. When a first-time hunter goes on a one-day guaranteed hunt and takes a nice trophy it will seem very rewarding at the moment. But what about when you take that same young person on a hunt where they do not shoot an animal? Will that young person ever get a chance to feel successful even though he or she did not kill an animal? Will that hunter grow up knowing that a hunt is an adventure that you truly enjoy because you do not know the outcome? Will that young hunter ever be able to hunt several days without killing an animal, but still look forward to, and be excited about going back out and hunting another day to see what it brings? Will that young hunter ever have the feeling of hunting his or her heart out and still not taking an animal?
"I also worry about a young hunter being started out on a guaranteed shooting preserve not having respect for the land and the animals that live on it. A deep respect for the land and for the animals comes from spending time in the field. To spend many hours in the field, you must enjoy it. If your fear of not pulling the trigger or not releasing the arrow keeps you from enjoying your time in the field, then you have lost the essence of hunting."........(continued)