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Title: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: deermaster1 on January 10, 2009, 03:24:00 PM
IT WAS GREAT!!!
i am 19, and i get tired of older hunters going on about "young people these days", or "mislead young people", and all that crap.  its really annoying and often discouraging to hear older hunters, people who should be helping encourage as many people as posiible to hunt, bashing younger people, and judging them by what they see and hear about other younger people, and not even giving them a chance to prove they are not like the majority.  
i would like to say thanks to mr wensel for talking about the positive things about getting older, and NOT bashing people who are younger, and i really appreciate that.  he said he as he gets older he becomes less tolerant of law breakers, un ethical gun kills, and left it at that, not going off on a mindless rant,and never once did he begin to bash ANYONE.  he brought out and discussed the positive elements of growing older with out bashing younger people.  its that simple, but very rare.  good job mr wensel and thanks!
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: Izzy on January 10, 2009, 03:59:00 PM
Thats one of the last articles in the current copy that I have yet to read.Its in my locker at work so Ill be raeding it tomorrow.They say those 2 brothers are a couple of classy fellers.High on my list to meet them.
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: Steve O on January 10, 2009, 05:07:00 PM
I'm just glad he didn't blame me for messing up his foot   :goldtooth:  

Ol' Uncle Gene is a very WISE man;  if more people would listen to what he is saying instead of just hearing or reading it, we'd be much better off.
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: MYSTIKBOW on January 10, 2009, 06:52:00 PM
Amen to that Steve O
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: Gene Wensel on January 10, 2009, 11:59:00 PM
And here I thought there were only three wise men Steve. Like my daddy used to say, there is a fine line between wisdom and senility. As an example, I sat for 4 1/2 hours today in 14 degree temps not counting the wind chill factor trying to kill a big doe. How smart is that???
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: Bowspirit on January 11, 2009, 12:21:00 AM
Genius-level smart if it puts a smile on your face, Mr. Wensel...
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: Marty on January 11, 2009, 06:52:00 AM
Want me to come out there and shoot you another doe, Gene?
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: Biggie Hoffman on January 11, 2009, 07:10:00 AM
It would take you at least two trips to do it....
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: Marty on January 11, 2009, 08:36:00 AM
Nice to have a friend like Biggie!
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: NDTerminator on January 11, 2009, 09:42:00 AM
Deermaster, I'm an old fart (51) and I agree with you 100%.  Far too often Trad articles & columns, whether by accident or design, alienate the younger faction, many of who have never even held a recurve or long bow.

To be honest, since I've come back to it I've found the Trad world/brotherhood to be an astonishingly puzzling paradox that welcomes and helps newbies like no other area of the outdoor lifestyle, while at the same time bashing those who choose to use compounds or otherwise use modern gear that is the norm for most of the hunting world.

Don't think I'll ever get this.  Little tough to get someone to try something new if he's getting bashed for what he's using & enjoys doing now.

But anyway, I've said it before but here goes again.  Those Wensel boys are welcome at my campfire or farmstead any time...
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: Barry Wensel on January 11, 2009, 11:04:00 AM
Deermaster1, I know where you're coming from. A nice 19 year old feller like yourself getting lumped into a group of others just because you're of the same age bracket. I know exactly how you feel. It's very similar to me getting blamed for stuff my brother does just because we're twins. bw
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: Barry Wensel on January 11, 2009, 11:09:00 AM
And Tradbow... thank you for the kind offer. bw
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: Guru on January 11, 2009, 11:16:00 AM
I loved the article.....emailed Gene as soon as I read it   :notworthy:
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: NDTerminator on January 11, 2009, 11:22:00 AM
I do mean it, you boys ever get up to Devils Lake ND, look me up.  Just stop by the LEC and ask for Capt. Jon Barnett....
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: Gene Wensel on January 11, 2009, 12:37:00 PM
If Marty McMahon could keep it together on bucks as well as he does on bald deer, he'd be famous! Something strange happens to his brain and coordination when a deer has more than spikes...
Title: Re: gene wensels article from a younger persons point of view...
Post by: Guru on January 11, 2009, 12:41:00 PM
:biglaugh:       :biglaugh: ...been there myself