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    Default First hunt of the season with my boy

    My son is still little but he begs me to tag along. For the past couple of years I've made a point to pick a dry day in the beginning of the season to take him out.





    The forecast was for rain, but it held off long enough for us to get out for a couple of hours. It was a nice gentle start to the season and he had a great time. Not only did he have a duck to play with while we waited for more, but he found a lost decoy and a dead seagull on the hike back. He was in heaven. :grvn





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    I know how you feel my son is 13 now but I remeber taking him duck hunting when he was only five I would put a sleeping bag in the boat for him.
    Is it opening day of duck season yet
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    You are lucky. Can't wait to do this with my kid. The smile says it all.
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    I take my kids out every chance I can. We went twice this weekend (one was just a long walk looking for snipe). The youngest has determined that it is his job to carry any ducks home. It is also nice when the boys are doing all thier chores without being asked so they can go duck hunting. I think I have created a couple of monsters.IMG_0879.jpgIMG_0882.jpg
    Also never seen somone so excited over a shoveler, it was the first one I had shot while they where along.

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    Always enjoy seeing the kids out hunting. Those memory's last a lifetime. I remember when I took my daughter and son out when they were only 5 & 4 respectively and the butt chewing I got when I got home. As they were covered from head to toe in mud. We only shot a few birds but the kids loved it.
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    I agree.. Great times.. Took my twins out a couple of weeks ago.. They had a blast!!
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    Wonderful! I love hearing about other dad's taking their kids out. It's really important in a world where so many kids grow up without a dad or one who's checked out of being the head of the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelast2 View Post
    Always enjoy seeing the kids out hunting. Those memory's last a lifetime. I remember when I took my daughter and son out when they were only 5 & 4 respectively and the butt chewing I got when I got home. As they were covered from head to toe in mud. We only shot a few birds but the kids loved it.
    I had a similar experience when my boys were about that age, except my butt chewing was because I didn't take her too.

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    I am proud to say I had my daughter out with me shooting sea ducks when she was only 9 months old. Now she is a year and 9 months she has been with me on two bear kills and been duck hunting with my wife and I every chance we get.
    I need to get more pictures because they are only little once. But I do have this one....
    I also this last week had her shoot a gun for the first time and she thought it was the coolest thing. She would have shot a brick of 22 if I had let her.

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    It's really heartwarming to see all the dads out there who are not only involved in their kid's lives, but are handing off their outdoor values and traditions. Stay the course, men! Nicely done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Strahan View Post
    It's really heartwarming to see all the dads out there who are not only involved in their kid's lives, but are handing off their outdoor values and traditions. Stay the course, men! Nicely done.

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    No ducks were harmed last weekend, but I did help my 3 year old son catch two rainbow trout when the bird didn't show up. I took a shot at some goldeneyes that were flying past mid morning and when I missed he told me frankly, "Dad, try not to miss when you are shooting next time. "

    We had a great time in the blind and I can't wait till he is a few years older.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK flyster View Post
    when I missed he told me frankly, "Dad, try not to miss when you are shooting next time. "
    Priceless! LOL! Be sure to tell him that when he starts shooting, hehehe.

    Great pic btw.

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    I had a great start to my morning by taking my son out to the marsh. A couple of mallards decided to come home with us.


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    That's how it's done! Creating great memories there, good job!

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    Awesoem job Dad!! know he enjoyed it
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    Two buddies and I went this weekend and they brought their daughters along 4-5 we still don't know who had more fun us or them. We didn't kill any ducks but had a ball and they picked on is mercilessly for missing our only shot at a couple birds all day. We did manage to gun down a couple grouse and they were almost fighting over who would carry them back to the truck. They were awfully cute covered in face paint and tickled to death they got to paint us and the dog up and can't wait to go back when there are more ducks for us to miss...lol

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    That's awsome my son is fourteen now and my knew partner
    Is it opening day of duck season yet
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