Relentless_hunter, welcome to our group. It is great hearing from the future of our tradition. You might reading about things about deer hunting or not seeing as many deer as you'd like, I ask you not to get discouraged. Deer populations and deer seasons fluctuate, deer management plans get broken every now and then, season don't always work out the way you'd like. That's why it's called hunting and not shooting. If every year it was easy to shoot a monster, you'd loose interest too.
I suggest you enjoy the outdoor, appreciate the opportunity you have, listen/learn/enjoy your time with your father and practice good ethics and gun safety. Your hunting will get better.
Your post really made me think and I appreciate your input. We(adults) often think about our hunting success, things that upset us about how things are being handled. It is important for all of us to remember the history and traditions for our future generations.
Don't worry, relentless.....it will get better. Just remind your friends, this happens in cycles.