Last night I got a call. Long time buddy made small talk and then got to what I knew was coming. Wanted to know about the deer population on my place and coming down to hunt. I told him plenty of deer being seen and no he wasn't welcome to hunt this year. He got all pissy with me and I quickly mentioned all the years he has hunted on my place and he has never helped with one bit of work on the land. I guess I'm just sick of being used if that makes any sense. He went on to tell me how busy he is and it's a few hour drive to come down. It's funny how the drive is ok when it's time to kill a deer. It's hard work to maintain all the property the older I get. I feel it should be considered a privilege to hunt and some sort of help isn't asking too much. I have mentioned all the hard work to him for years and nothing is ever offered. My wife thinks I should let him hunt since I've known him for so long. I'm not changing my mind on the issue. If people can't at least offer to help for the chance to hunt I'm done with them. This stuff bothers me every year. I'm done being used. People make choices every day on what's important to them. There are 365 days in a year. If a person can't find a day or 2 in all that then I'm fine with my decision. Last year 2 kids stopped by to see if they could hunt. This was right before bow season started. I told the kids to check back with me in January and give me some help around the place and they could hunt the following season. Funny looks from both of them and they didn't show up to help. Entitlement? I have a friend in West Virginia that lets me poke a deer every so often in their rifle season. I spend a couple weekends each year helping him at his place for that privilege. I guess I'm old fashioned and appreciate him giving me the chance to hunt his place. Thoughts?