God bless my grandpa, who, so willingly, took a noisy, eager 6 year old hunting for the first time. A fire that still burns in me, was lit nearly 20 years ago, and I've never looked back. I cherish those early memories of hunts with my grandpas, and Dad, too.
The older I got, the more entrenched I became in trying to understand whitetails. There is always something more to learn about their habitat, their nutrition, their behavior, and their character that keep the fire stoked.
The deer get all the credit, but the most important aspect in hunting is the camaraderie and friendships made along the tales and trails.