Camper4lyfe: Your post comes across as being both condescending and ignorant. It's not an issue of being able to "grasp a concept". The kid is a straight A student and gifted. But I was planning on him using a tripod for stability as it's his first deer and nerves are gauaranteed. It's not so simple as sticking the barrel out of the blind.
You can't accuse someone of being ignorant when you contributed to their ignorance by not giving them all the information. He didn't have all this additional information about the tripod and having to line it up.
I thought exactly the same thing: if someone can't poke the barrel out of a hole in the mesh should they be trusted with a gun? Although it's really a moot point since I would have told you to just go ahead and shoot through the mesh anyway.