So with deer season coming around and many people taking a youngster, sometimes their own children or those of others, the debate always rages on between some folks on my state forums. Do you let little Billy or Suzy take their iPad in the blind? How about a phone? Do you go all out to get them a totally pimped out heated blind? When junior says "my toes are cold" 30 minutes in, do you pack it up? Reason I ask is because it is a fine line but IMO the hardheads on this are idiots. Some say "well I sat for 16 hours in my red ball waders freezing my nads off staring at the sky before I shot my first duck" or "I walked to my open air tree stand through 2 feet of snow for 5 miles to kill my first buck and I was only 11". Fine and good, but according to the laws of the universe, today's kids ain't as tough as you or me, we ain't as tough as our daddies, and our daddies ain't as tough as our granddaddies, so on and so forth. Most kids now, if you put them through the hell we or our forebearers went through, they'd quit. Disturbing? Yeah, maybe. But if you think THAT'S disturbing, consider this - for every old hunter that dies, a new hunter doesn't replace him. It's more like, for every 2 or 3 that die, a hunter replaces them. When we we are in our 60s and 70s we're going to be counting on the license sales, habitat fees, and duck stamps of the younger set to keep our hobbies, our public lands, and our respective management agencies afloat. I dunno about you but I don't care if Billy or Suzy has an xbox 360 in their blind, as long as when they become of age they buy a license. Some of you guys out east and down south complain about "well there are too many hunters anyway". That's maybe true on October 30th, 2017. But man, that'll change RIGHT quick if we don't get some young blood in our sports. So without getting too far removed and getting too big picture - we got any idiots on here that say no nothing - no electronics, no books, no magazines, just shut up and stare? Do we have a lot that allow a phone after a couple hours of boredom? Do some here set up the home theatre system in their blind when they turn the heat on? Never fails to interest me to hear thoughts on this. Hell I got sympathy for the kids. There are days I get bored out of my freaking skull and have only phone solitaire to thank for the retention of my sanity.