Kyle, the apprentice & I have been hunting together for a spell. This is season 8 together. He's just a neighbor's kid, but I have known him since he was 2 years old. He started hunting with me when he turned 13, and had the bug from early on. He would hang out in my garage whenever I was tinkering with hunting gear, or hanging up a deer. He got his first bow for Christmas at 13, turned 14 in the Spring, and killed his first buck that fall, Halloween day in fact. 7 pointer, 139 pounds dressed, but he had it mounted! Since then we have killed a few deer, and shared a lot of stories. He has learned to do his own arrows, change strings & cables, and setup a bow from scratch. He guts his own deer now for 4 years, and started butchering his own 3 years ago. He makes jerky, and went to Missouri last fall with a friend of mine that has two boys close to his age. Kyle killed the second biggest buck in the group the second day out. Never seen this place! He has killed about 14 deer in 7 years that I know of, all legally. He has 3 trophy size mounts in his man cave, Mom's Garage. He set up two rifles the last two years with me just watching him. He looked for an approving nod hear & there, but mostly did it on his own. He has friends his age that hunt, but calls me all the time to go out with me. I make lunches for us both, he knows I will! But he shows prepared, and ready. I no longer watch him climb in his climber, or follow him into the woods. Heck, I don't even know where his most times these days. We text back & forth to check in & talk smack, give updates, etc. What did I get out of all this. Memories that will last the rest of my life, and the peace of knowing that he will teach his kids someday!