Still, there are success stories. My good friend Bob Wick accompanied his son Nathan on the opening morning of Minnesota's annual youth deer hunt last week. Sitting in a shooting house they'd built together just this summer, Bob and Nathan watched the sun rise on a beautiful October morning. The father-son team had situated the blind to overlook the gap between a standing cornfield and a hardwood ridge. They hadn't been hunting long when a gorgeous, 135-inch ten-point appeared on the trail. Nate, a 15-year old with many fine deer to his credit, made a perfect shot on the buck. After a short 60-yard tracking job, the Wicks had some happy work to do: hauling the trophy out of the woods, then caring for the meat and the cape for the taxidermist. That's Nate above with his buck. Congrats to father and son!