Dad is 80, he and I have always been hunters. The past few years he goes to deer camp but doesn't even get out (He cooks). The last few years I went (got tired of being the valet) I had to help him put on and tie his boots for him. We had some of the same issue with my grandfather which my uncle did a lot of work to keep him going. So now dad wants to go hunting near where I live and conned a friend to show him a place. The trouble is it is a walk into the woods and dad can't even walk through the kitchen without holding on to something or use his cane. We had this discussion at dinner the other night and it was "I'll use a cane". Right, "good, you will use a cane to walk a mile into the woods and carry your gun and a chair?" as I told him "I will be the one to have to come get you out". He didn't listen. Then it was "did you order my license?" I don't know what to do at this point. I have done everything I can short of telling him an absolute no. If I do I am the troubled son... The family doesn't talk to me now so I'm not losing much. He wants to drive 8 hours to camp. I am against it but I can't stop him. I know just going and not event getting out doesn't bother him, he like to get away and be with his friends but the long drive (he breaks it up and the fear of him falling in the woods gives me pain). I know the family and friends will look out for him but times have changed. So what do I do? tell him no? I keep putting everything off but only for so long. My hope is that he wants to think he is going but knowing how he is he wont go at the last minute. A few years ago I spent a lot of money flying him west on a last big trip for him and me. Cost me thousands. He did about 2 hours of fishing on a 8 day trip.... At least I enjoyed my part but he fell and got hurt the first day..... but he sure went out to dinner every night on my dime! Dammed if I do dammed if I dont.