Putting youngsters with people who have spent decades hunting every edible animal in your area is a great way to make sure a life time of knowledge is not lost with the passing of a generation that was more connected to the environment. It is not only enjoyable for all parties involved but I believe a historical rite of passage that we have gotten away from.
I know my son will want a fancy cell phone and will be interested in things that aren't outdoor related at times in his life, I just hope he appreciates the foundation I plan to give him. I think it will set him apart from his peers who may have never spent a night under the stars with out central heat and air. To all those who still believe knowing how to skin a deer is a worthwhile skill I say cheers. While some kids hunch over game-boys this summer me and the boy will be frog gigging, Your pal the Envirocapitalist.