After personally shooting more than 30 whitetail bucks, 7 animals in Africa, 5 animals in New Zealand, a Grand Slam of North American sheep, an ibex and Marco Polo sheep in Tajikistan, a brown bear in Alaska, a moose, a mountain caribou, a mountain goat, a black bear, 2 mule deer and an antelope, you wonder what the next hunting excitement could possibly be. The answer is to take your oldest grandson, age 12, hunting for the first time. He was shooting 87-grain .243 Hornady Custom Lite ammunition in a Browning XBolt Micro-Midas with a Nikon 2-10 scope. While sitting on my knee, he made a perfect 100-yard shot on his first buck. I don’t know who was more excited -- my grandson Thomas, my son Ben who sat next to us, or me the proud grandpa. I hope that the good Lord enables me to stay healthy so I can have the same experience with my other six grandchildren as they grow up over the next 10-plus years. The future of our sport which we love so much lies in our youth. Our goals are to mentor, nurture, and teach them to love the outdoors.