same up here...I asked several guys with kids that could hunt...everybody busy with baseball/soccer/wrestling. I understand, I gave up duck hunting(and LR) for almost 20 years when the kids were growing up for exactly the same reasons...was going to pull the 500 dekes, but one guy in the next blind over is taking his 2 kids, so I'll wait another weekend, and not screw up his hunt. Along the same line, finally got my son out to the blind as an observer a couple of weeks ago...he was totally stoked about it, goes "Dad, why didn't you ever get me into hunting?" "Uh, 'cuz you thought you wanted to be a tight end/power forward."
I thru out the offer to use our blind up north and unfortunately things couldn't line up for anyone. Our blind is in the spec closure and the specs are on our blind like pigeons eating fries at Mc Donalds
I have a blind in the speck closure like Stefan. I had one kid lined up for Saturday and 2 kids for Sunday. The kid for Saturday has the flu and cancelled. Better weather conditions saturday. Hopefully the specks are still easy on Sunday.
I guided a youth and his dad on a section of the Santa Ysabel preserve yesterday. It is a great section... open meadows, oaks everywhere, and even a small pond. No turkeys were seen or heard, and a few walk and calls had no sign on the roads. Not even any distant gobbles... the highlight was the stars, milky way, and shooting stars after we set up in the dark. Bottom line... the kid and his dad had a great time, and learned a few things. Pray this drought ends next winter!!