The day I became a husband was the day I stopped acting like a single man. The day we had our son was the day we both stopped living our lives for just the two of us, and our son became our sole focus.
I live in the deer hunting capital of the United States....Wisconsin. I understand exactly how big hunting is here for millions of people. So if he wants his two weekends to hunt out of the year, fine...he gets that.
But that is where it ends, at least with my wife it would. That would be it for the year, end of story. Any other trips would be with family, period!
She would not have to worry about it, because my weekends are about family.....nothing else. Yes, I sat in the mancave all day yesterday watching football, but I did that with my son, and I told my wife to get out for a few hours to do what she wanted. That is called a marriage. That is called being a husband and a father, two titles that should mean more to him than anything else.
Hey, if he wants to miss all those memories, that is on him, and he will have to face the consequences of his decisions at some point. But if you are not going to step up to the plate, and communicate to him what you expect from him as a husband and a father, he is going to keep doing the things he does. You, as his wife, have to let him know your expectations, or you will continue to be disappointed when he continues to do the same things that cause you concern.