Stopped by Cabela’s this morning and was talking to the young salesman (early 20’s) in the archery department. About that time I got a text from a friend who was waiting on me to pick him up to go fishing. Told me to find him a crossbow while I was there. I asked the young guy what the best crossbow was that he had. He went on a little tirade about how he knows absolutely nothing about crossbows and would rather hunt with his .30-06 than a crossbow. I noted that we need to stick together as hunters as the number of hunters is decreasing nationwide. He said “Good!” There are too many hunters in Texas and Oklahoma (where he hunts). I told him that Oklahoma is a 2 buck state and that attracts hunters. Again I noted that if hunters decrease in number we lose the power to keep our rights to hunt. He said public land is crap because it’s overrun with people. I said it sounds like you hunt just private land and he agreed he did. So I said let me get this straight. You want public land to go away because there are too many people hunting it and it’s not for you because it’s too difficult to hunt. So you want all those public land scoundrels to compete with you for leased land. You want to hunt over your feeders and kill plots because it’s easier and you despise crossbows because it’s too easy. Makes perfect sense. The kid looked like a deer in a spotlight. Clearly an over privileged young fella who hasn’t experienced enough of life to understand it’s not all about him. Hope someone close to him can make a difference.