The Joys of Being a Dad

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  1. MJ

    MJ Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    It's a rite of passage. It's a little tough letting go, but I was as proud and confident as you are today with turning my two boys loose.

    My dad took me duck hunting every weekend from the time I was 8 until I turned 16. He quit hunting that year as well. He gave me the keys to his truck and his boat and off I went. I hunted alone every weekend on Modesto reservoir until I moved to NV in 1981.

    Good job bringing your boy up hunting.
     
  2. Brottboss

    Brottboss Elite Refuge Member

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    Been there in the recent past myself, although a tad different.

    It was hot about 10am and I had my limit.
    I looked at my son and said I was hot and ready to go.
    He said, take off ill meet you in the lot after a bit.
    I'd left the dekes out and left him with the cart.
    10min into my walk back my phone rings, dad, I got a bull sprig.
    Shortly thereafter the calls just kept on coming.
    I got a goose.
    I got a greenhead.
    I got a teal.
    It went on for 2hrs.
    He got his first limit, mostly solo, but he did it.
    When he'd arrived to meet me it was a great handshake, one I will remember for a long while.
    Im proud of my sons many achievements and I get plenty of pleasure from his calls of success.
    Nowadays it's a cool site on Thursdays, as he's packing his truck for a weekend to make his own memories, sometimes with pops, sometimes without.
    Each trip is an adventure and every bird is a trophy.

    Excellent thread.
     
  3. DkKiller&Max

    DkKiller&Max Elite Refuge Member

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    Great day!
     
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  4. Dek

    Dek Elite Refuge Member

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    Which one has the fake ID:l Great stuff seeing the kids grow up. As has been said, the cool next step is when he takes you hunting.
     
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  5. CADUCKWHACKER

    CADUCKWHACKER Senior Refuge Member

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    This post reminds me of when I was just starting duck hunting with my dad and grandfather 45 plus years ago I now share it with my daughter
    Awesome post !!!
     
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  6. mak2782

    mak2782 Elite Refuge Member

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    Same here man. Probably 18 years ago but I remember it like it was yesterday. A buddy and I got 2 mallard and 3 spoons..... We were ON TOP OF THE FRIGGIN WORLD when we brought them ducks home. Pops gave us some big congrats then gave me his BPS and said now you're official.

    Let us know how it goes man and take some pics when those boys get home. They will treasure those pics one day.
     
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  7. Silver Wings

    Silver Wings Elite Refuge Member

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    It’s even better when you get to sleep in and then dive onto the refuge a few minutes before lst and shoot the spread he has set up for you...and he’s set it up better than you would
     
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  8. Nocalhonker

    Nocalhonker Elite Refuge Member

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    Mine was a little different I’d tell my mom and Dad I was headed hunting I was about 10 maybe 11. I would grab my gun and head out to jump the ditch’s on the ranch I grew up on.
     
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  9. Russnutt209

    Russnutt209 Senior Refuge Member

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    Hell yea! I know I will cry the first time my daughter's go on a solo hunt. I will also be a dam nervous wreck! Hope they smash them with this rain coming.
     
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  10. EL GURU

    EL GURU Senior Refuge Member

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    Yup. Having a family farm in the country I remember being able to go chase roosters and jump ditches as a young lad.... but I also relate to the OP because when I got my license and took my show on the road was a giant step.
     
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