Great day hunting with a special gun and a special buddy

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ECVMatt, Nov 27, 2021.

  1. ECVMatt
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    ECVMatt Contributing Member

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    A couple of years ago my dad passed away. He was a huge influence in my life and a wonderful man. Everyday I try to be half the man he was.

    When he passed it was important to him that we carry on family traditions and we talked about this often. He wanted to make sure that I taught my son to hunt and wanted him to have his shotgun when he was ready. My dad had a couple of shotguns, but his favorite was a Browning Citori. I have taken my son hunting since he was a toddler and we have been hunting together for as long as it was safe, but it wasn't until the last few years that he was able to safely shoot the Citori.

    Today we headed out for some pheasant and he proved that he is fully ready to use his grandfather's shotgun. He hunted safely, passed on a couple of shots that weren't safe, and got a few birds. It made me so proud to see how he conducted himself in the field and I'm sure his grandpa was smiling from above. He just turned 16 but was a better hunting buddy than some of the guys I have been hunting with for 30 years.

    There is nothing better than a good day in the field with special people and special guns. Today was a day that I will cherish for quite some time.

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    Here are some pictures from the hunt.
     
  2. LoonWulf
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    Congratulations all around, it looks like you guys had a great day!
    I'm sure you dad would be proud that his grandson is using his shotgun, and youve done an excellent job teaching him to do so responsibly and effectively!
     
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  3. CarJunkieLS1

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    This story just gives me the warm and fuzzies in all the right ways. Congrats to you and your son. I'm positive that both of you made your father proud.
     
  4. Bazoo

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    Thank you for sharing. I have a son that is walking that path with me. He's two, and likes watching me. He sees and hears everything. I hope he will take an interest in both guns and hunting.
     
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    This!
     
  6. EMC45

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    Well done! That's a big boy! Reminds me of my 15YO son.
     
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  7. Bandit67

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    Great post! I'm sure you're very proud.
     
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  8. Seedy Character

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    Outstanding day (wiping a tear)

    Some of my favorite memories are of days afield with Dad. and with Papa.
    and with my Sons. and with my grandsons.

    Keep the tradition going.
     
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  9. Shanghai McCoy

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    Sounds, and looks, like a great hunt. Well Done. :thumbup:
    That's some pretty country where you guys are hunting.
     
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  10. Speedo66

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    Great pics and excellent story, no doubt your father would be happy.

    Nice gun for your son!
     
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