What ruins my hunt....let me tell you.
First off I'll say I truly LOVE to take my daughter(s) and nephews with me and they really enjoy being out there. They will also be old enough in the coming year or so to start hunting with me and not just tagging along.
But... as what happened this past Saturday our first time out this season, we got settled in to our 2 person ladder stand and 10 mins after we get there (2pm) we see a fawn walking toward us. I thought this is gonna be good, my daughter already has someting to focus on, take pictures of and generally not get bored.
After 1/2 hour it walks off, then it comes back about an hour later with another fawn, both still spotted, they mill around for about another 1/2 hour and a large doe comes in and she is also eating acorns and leaves off some brush...
THEN I hear it......dad I'm cold, when can we go?
Here it is, looking promising for an afternoon hunt, a few deer already seen and its ONLY 4:00.
So we sit for another 1/2 hour, she dressed in her warm? fall camo on a beautiful 60 degree day, and we get down and leave.
So that is what ruins many of my hunts not being able to stick it out with the kids for a longer period of time. I don't complain and they keep coming with me so I guess its not all that bad. And hopefully this season one of them will be with me this time when I kill a deer so they can experience that part of it as well.
So far i've been fortunate and this is the only real "complaint" I have.
I guess I'll also add cell phones, I make sure mine is on vibrate and my wife would be the only one calling but I still hate having it on, but its a safety thing.
And... I still haven't found that one tresspasser I had caught on my trail camera but having someone out there while I'm hunting would also ruin my hunt.