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    Default Son's First Grouse

    ...and bird for that fact. My son and I had two other hunting partners that spotted this bird in the field. My son and I slowly made our way up to the bird when he flushed too far out so I shocked him with my gun and my son finished him off. Dang near brought a tear to my eye to see my son get his first bird!! Now, he is hooked and begging to go hunting for more...life is good!
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    That's a fat chicken. Well done!

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    Awesome! Good to see the young ones out on the hunt. How old is he? My boy turns 4 in February, and I really want to get him started with a .410 this fall, but don't believe he's ready yet...maybe next year!
    Although some can call it Catchin', I still have to call it fishin'.

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    That's a great picture and one fat grouse! Congrats to you and Wyatt!

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    My son is 8. Last year was his first year carrying the .410 and he became pretty accurate with it chasing some rabbits. This year he has the "bird bug"!

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    Life IS good! Rossi Tuffy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Life IS good! Rossi Tuffy?
    It is a Rossi Tamer.

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    I bet he will out shoot his daddy some day, good mentor that he is.

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    I love a picture of a kiddo and a bird. If we teach the youth that respectfully hunting game is just as fun as playing video games, we'll be doing them (and ourselves as hunters) a big favor. Every time I wake up to marsh sounds in a duck blind I am thankful that my dad taught me that lesson. I just want to round up all the kids on my street and take them grouse hunting!

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    We just got back from a hunt near Chickaloon, where my 9 year old son took his first Grouse. Unfortunately our 22 rifle broke down so he had to shoot the 12 guage. With minimal help he shot the bird on his own, and as I suspected didn't even feel the kick because of his excitement. The excitment continued after grilling it up and everyone in the family talking about how great it was. It sure does feel good to see your kids enjoy the sport of hunting with you. : )

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    Congratulations to you both. You are doing the right thing dad!!

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    This is Just a Great Thread, Good Job Dad

    and the look on that young boys face, "Says it All"
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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