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A kids first successful solo hunt

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by gspn, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    My son has been hunting with me a long time...he started going when he was 3. He recently got a new rifle for his 13th birthday and this weekend, after a lot of tough weekends, he had his first successful solo hunt. He's only hunted on his own two or three times. He's earned that right by hunting safely with me for the past several years. I just wanted to share. That's the short story. The full story is below if you are interested in such things.


    tyler first solo deer by scarfam, on Flickr
  2. 41 Mag

    41 Mag Well-Known Member

    Opps fat fingered the wrong key. LOL
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2013
  3. 41 Mag

    41 Mag Well-Known Member

    Congratulations to the both of you....and especially that fine young man your raising up right.

    I can say from experience it makes you pretty proud when you get to that stage in their life. I have one daughter and three up and coming grandsons the oldest is now 11 and has been hunting most of his life. He got his second or nice buck, and third so far, while out with his mom this past Friday evening, posted up somewhere below.

    I'm still not ready to turn him loose just yet, but it isn't due to his abilities or safety. I just want to keep him in check a few more years, he still has a little maturing to do.
  4. Nathanael_Greene

    Nathanael_Greene Well-Known Member

    Well done! Good to see the hunting tradition being carried on.
  5. v8stang289

    v8stang289 Well-Known Member

    Great story, congratulations to you and your son. I've recently started taking my 5 year old in the woods with me, and I hope we will hunt together for years to come.
  6. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    If he's going with you at 5 yrs old then I'm sure he'll be hooked. Good on you for taking him!
  7. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    With 3 grandsons it sounds like you'll have all the hunting partners you could ask for!
  8. ljnowell

    ljnowell Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the amazing read. More than that, thank you for aharing with us, and allowing us to be a part of, your son becoming a man. Congrats to that young MAN. You cant call him boy anymore Dad, he is a young man!
  9. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the kind words...and you are right...I can't call him a boy any longer. Like I tell my wife all the time...we're not raising a boy...we are raising a man. He sure is coming of age quickly.
  10. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member

    I'm proud just reading it...
  11. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

  12. ljnowell

    ljnowell Well-Known Member

    My son is 12 and its the same here. Now its not about teaching whats right and wrong, its about teaching why so that he can make the right decisions. You are on the right track.
  13. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Well-Known Member

    What? You're teaching your son to kill poor defensless animals? Oh, the horror.

    Well, that's my daily dose of sarcasm.

    Looks to me like your son did alright. Nice looking deer and he's apparently a responsible enough young man to be trusted on his own in the woods with a rifle. That means you did alright, too.

    With any luck, well all be old crusty farts on here twenty years from now reading his posts about teaching his own kids to shoot and hunt.

    Good for him, nice looking deer. Good for you, raising a young man with a level head.

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