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October 15, 2012, me and my Dad.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by 1911 guy, Oct 7, 2012.

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  1. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Member

    May 5, 2005
    Garrettsville, Oh.
    Dad is the one who taught me the ropes of both gunhandling and hunting. The last year or two his knees have been better than the fifteen years previous and we started hunting together again. Small game and birds once in a while.

    So last year I suggested we take up deer hunting together again and he agreed. Then I suggested we try muzzleloading (I'm a known addict) and he agreed. We went out shooting a few times, I modified the sights on one of my .50 rifles so he could see it better and he's gotten to the point that any deer within seventy yards or so will wish he'd kept his distance. Offhand, I might add. The Old Man is getting some of his knack back.

    Anyhow, we leave Sunday evening, the 14th, for Salt Fork here in Ohio. There's an early muzzleloader season and we've got everything lined up. I enjoy hunting, even solo, but it makes it kinda cool when i can take my son squirrel hunting (he's 8) and then go deer hunting with my Dad, too. Won't be too many more years and we'll be able to )hopefully, if his knees hold out) that we'll have another three generation hunting together. Used to be me, Dad and my Grandpa who passed in 2000.

    Wish us well. We're not the photogenic types, but I'm sure there'll be stories to tell and hopefully some meat to hang.

    Since this is a gun forum, we're both shooting a PRB. Him through a T/C Pa. Hunter over 80gr of Goex and me from a CVA Hawken (old one with a slow twist) over 70Gr of Goex.

    About the sight modification; He looked at it and said he could see it fine. He liked the brightly colored dot where the dark front post used to be. Then he looked closer and said "Is that what I think it is?" Yep. I JB Welded a stick pin on top of the front sight post.
  2. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Southwestern Ohio
    Sounds like a great time. Enjoy the time with your Dad. Never know when it will be the last. My biological father doesn't hunt. We play golf. My step father taught me how to duck hunt and trout fish. We get together every year for a week in WVA to trout fish still.

    I just wish I could do more with my son. We play golf, fish and shoot guns together on occasion.

  3. jj1962hemi

    jj1962hemi Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    I'm heading to Lake Cumberland (Kentucky) in a few weeks for a few days of fishing with my 83-year old dad. He can only handle 4-5 hours at a time, likes a guide and downriggers these days, along with heat on his feet. This year is our 10th year of this and I never regret it. Times like this are rare and getting rarer. My favorite part of these trips, aside from those magic moments on the water, is hanging around in the cabin where I cook up a storm, we drink beer, watch football, baseball playoffs, and just chew the fat. I even enjoy 8 hours of driving each way. Life is good!
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