We do a pretty good job of recruiting young hunters, through special hunts and seasons. It's when the time comes for those new hunters to strike out on their own that we're failing. If they don't live where hunting land is plentiful, or if they don't have dad's deer lease to hunt on, we won't keep them as hunters. I always remember a conversation I had with someone at Texas Parks and Wildlife about a youth program that took disadvantaged kids hunting. Being that this was Texas, where everyone pays to hunt, I asked, did any of these kids ever hunt again? "No," he said."It's the only time in their lives they get to go."