We have more good dogs in better health than ever before, and they are as easy to find as a rescue "app" on your smart phone.
There are more raccoons, fox, deer and turkey in America than at any time in world history.
There are thousands of acres of public hunting lands within an hour of where you live.
You have a working car with air conditioning and a heater to help get you to wherever you need to go, on time and in affordable comfort.
Your job gives you the weekend off.
Kerosene, carbide and candle lanterns have been replaced by electric.
The bottom line: These are "the good old days". If you're not working your dogs, the failure is not in the times, but in you.