Many of us learned basic hunting tenets and skills from family elders. Often, those folks were grandparents or other relatives who started hunting two or more generations earlier.
That type of education is priceless from practical and emotional standpoints. Still, as famed turkey author Tom Kelly suggested, lessons learned on Grandpa’s knee hold much less significance if Grandpa was a (fool, to use a euphemism).
Similar skepticism makes us wonder whether wisdom from Grandpa and his hunting cronies still holds up today. Let’s look at some axioms old-timers espoused and see if they pass the 21st century truth test.