Guys here is my dilemma. I grew up hunting the Huron National Forest. Specifically around Glennie, Curtisville and South Branch. I love the area. It is wooded, wild and beautiful. Myself and family member have taken some nice bucks from there in the past. We have great stories and memories. As of late that is all we have is the memories. The camp has dwindled down. Both of my brothers are active duty in the Army, my cousin passed and the old timers no longer go. For the last three years it has just been my dad and I. We have a great time but the hunting has been lousy. I live two hours away but still get time to scout. We set up in good places, put the time but no longer connect on deer like we did in the past. Also we are exclusively rifle hunting. So here is my dilemma. Since I live two hours away I bow hunt close to home. I know the land and have had a great season. I have had multiple encounters and spotting of very nice bucks. I just couldnt connect. No biggie. But I am seeing deer each time out. Something I cannot say for the Glennie area. I want to break it to my dad that I really have no interest in hunting the old spots anymore. Sure we have found some new ones but we are not connecting on the bucks like we all did in the past. This is a family cabin that we can use when ever we want so we could pull up steaks anytime we wish. I am feeling a little guilty now. There are all the great memories but I am there to hunt, see deer, and hopefully take one. I can deal with getting skunked from time to time but it is very hard when I am having great hunts a mile from my house then spending a week in the woods seeing few deer. So what do I do? Dad is 62 and honestly his best years are behind him. I want to make his finally 10 seasons or so very memorable. I don't want to upset him or make him feel uncomfortable but I am just about done with DMU 487. Another option I am kicking around is buying him a cross bow and seeing if he would be willing to go to camp two weeks early and really hunt the rut. Sorry for the long rant but I am frustrated and really want see my dad holding up a few more bucks before he hangs it up.