Out There: Then and now

Unethical acts are never "little things." They can change lives. Ask yourself about the consequences of your actions.

Updated: January 6, 2005, 6:09 PM ET
By Keith "Catfish" Sutton | Special to ESPN Outdoors.com

He was 12 years old then, on his first deer hunt. You had been a good teacher. He could tell if a scrape was fresh or old. He could blow a grunt call like a seasoned veteran. Despite his youth, he could sit quietly for hours on end. He was more attentive than most kids his age, focused completely on the task at hand. He wanted more than anything to kill a deer.

After four days of hunting, however, his patience wore thin. He had seen only does. It was a bucks-only season. You worried. If ...

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