carl1191 wrote:Man, some of you guys now how to get it done. I love the challenge of hunting public land, but sometimes its tough sitting most of the day and not seeing a thing. It's been tough for me to get out since having kids. The last 3 years I've only gotten out 5 - 6 times per season. I know from spring scouting that I'm sitting in good areas. How do you guys with families with young kids and work use the limited time that you have and still have success?
I've done a lot of scouting on my days off when the kids are at school and given how limited my hunts are I only hunt the rut on my best sets and that's been it for the last 4-5 years. 9-13 afternoon sits a year. I've just lowered my goals, if I can get a shot at a good buck every three years or so that's fine. If you do your homework and get 5-6 full days a season there's no reason that every couple years you don't pull out a good buck.
My son is a Senior in college now and my daughter goes off to college next year. Trust me you will not regret the hunting time you give up to be with your kids. If anything, you'll wish you spent more time with them.