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Last summer, I took a hunting trip with my son for a few days away from civilization. On the first night, I planned a surprise—to wake him up in the middle of the night for a secret adventure. After he slept for a bit, I woke him up and told him we have a super-secret mission, that the owner of the land we were on needed our help finding the coyotes and hogs tearing up his property. I gave my son an all-black outfit and eye black and told him we had to go immediately. His confusion quickly turned to excitement.

That night, we didn’t see one coyote or hog. We drove around in the Jeep, using spotlights and animal calls. At times, we sat in the dark, ate Pringles as quietly as possible, looked at the stars, and laughed together. When we got home, he couldn’t stop talking about our adventure in the middle of the night.

Adventures are important for fathers and sons because they create a bond like nothing else. Here are 7 adventures for fathers and sons to go on to grow closer.

1. Middle of the Night Excursion

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