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Why Father and Son Hunts Are Memorable

Why Father and Son Hunts Are Memorable

When you get a bit older, you start to think about life more and more. You start remembering back to the days when you were younger, and certain moments appear in your memories, flooding your brain with good thoughts, sometimes even to the point where you tear up.

Some boys aren’t that good at fishing or hunting, while others are. But really, no matter how “good” a kid is at such things, what matters most is time spent with dad. A father-son hunting trip may only last a few days, but the memories from it can last a lifetime.

One-on-One Time

Raising sons today is hard. Dads are competing with the Internet and digital devices. Who hasn’t seen a kid buried in a screen, barely acknowledging the people around him? Yet, we’re all human and we all, deep-down, crave connection. This is especially true of fathers and sons. After all, most sons will spend the majority of their time away from dad, since they’re at school most days while dad is “always at work.” Taking a hunting trip together is a chance for fathers and sons to get away from wives, mothers, and sisters, and just bond with each other, one-on-one, with quality “guy time.”

A Chance to Explore

Father and Son HuntingBoys tend to be energetic and like to explore. Hunting gives them the chance to get outdoors and look for animals to shoot. But even if they don’t shoot and kill an animal, the hunting experience matters because they’re outdoors, in the woods and fields, with their dad, talking about life. That togetherness is so special– a time when fathers can pass down words of wisdom, funny stories, and guidance in an environment where their kid will actively listen and engage in conversation with them. 

An Outdoor Challenge

Hunting is challenging– and boys (and men) need to be challenged. They want to feel useful. They want to be tested and achieve results. They want a picture of their experience to proudly show others. A father and son hunt helps build self-confidence, manliness, and an appreciation for nature. It’s a positive experience for fathers and sons to have together, and something they can do even years later if they want to and both can handle the physical challenges of walking through rough terrain.

Samuleson Outfitters encourages fathers to take their sons hunting…  Located in Granby, Colorado, we offer guided deer and elk hunts. Better yet, we offer the chance for fathers and sons to bond over a shared “manly” experience, hunting together in the woods. For more info, call 970-726-8221.

A Checklist for Elk Hunting Season

Getting ready for elk hunting season? There are a bunch of things you’re going to want to do to make sure you’re prepared when the season starts. Check out five things you should have on your elk hunting checklist below. Get yourself into good shape. Elk hunting can be very physically demanding. It’s not outContinue Reading

How to Draw Out the Elk Herd Bull

How to Draw Out the Elk Herd Bull

Elk hunting is one of the most challenging forms of hunting for a variety of reasons. From hiking for miles to track elk down to taking your best shot at one when you finally get it into your sights, there is nothing easy about bagging an elk. But you could argue that the most difficultContinue Reading

Keep These Things in Mind When Hunting Elk With a Rifle

Keep These Things in Mind When Hunting Elk With a Rifle

Hunting for elk during rifle season is one of the most exciting things a hunter can do. Although elk are known for their robust physiques, it’s not always easy to track them down and give yourself a shot to bag one. Check out some tips that will increase your chances of filling your freezer withContinue Reading

An Overview of a Guided Hunt

An Overview of a Guided Hunt

Have you been hunting for pretty much your entire life? If so, you might not need to take advantage of a guided hunt, especially if you’re hunting in an area that you know like the back of your hand. However, if you’re going hunting in a place you’ve never been before or if you’re stillContinue Reading

The Long History of Elk in Colorado

The Long History of Elk in Colorado

There are more elk living in Colorado at this time than in any other part of North America. There are almost 300,000 elk in the state, which has forced both state and federal wildlife officials to take drastic measures to keep the elk population in Colorado in check. Nevertheless, it wasn’t always this way. ElkContinue Reading

How to Improve Your Success Rate When Archery Hunting

How to Improve Your Success Rate When Archery Hunting

Deer and elk hunting in Colorado can be immensely challenging and exciting in and of itself. Nonetheless, you can make it even more exhilarating by bowhunting when you do it. In order to achieve success, though, you’re going to need to figure out how to improve your archery skills ahead of your hunt. Here areContinue Reading

How Big Game Hunting in Colorado Helps the State’s Economy

How Big Game Hunting in Colorado Helps the State’s Economy

In recent months, there has been a lot of talk about how the marijuana industry has provided Colorado’s economy with a big boost. It has reportedly helped the state rake in about $6 billion so far. But it’s not the only industry that is helping Colorado’s economy to grow. Big game hunting is also havingContinue Reading

What is a Drop-Camp Hunting Trip?

What is a Drop-Camp Hunting Trip?

Do you feel confident in your ability to hunt for elk without a hunting guide by your side? If so, you might want to consider taking a drop-camp hunting trip. They’re starting to become popular with those who want to hunt for elk without a hunting guide but don’t want to go through the hassleContinue Reading

How to Prepare for the Altitude of a Colorado Hunting Trip

How to Prepare for the Altitude of a Colorado Hunting Trip

When you’re preparing to take a Colorado hunting trip, you’ll probably spend a lot of time getting your hunting gear together and mapping out what each of your days is going to look like. But it’s important to remember that you should also prepare for the altitude that you’re going to subject your body toContinue Reading