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Kids having more fun on the hunt.

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  1. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    I was blessed with thee daughters and we shared a lot of hunts and blind time together. What have you done to make it more fun for the young ones. We use to read books, do homework , throw sticks for the dog.
    I also bought them a shaker call.
    Now a lanyard and a teal whistle.


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    Maybe the greatest thrill when she was making bull elk noises and a bull bugled close

    for Christmas my grand daughter she will be getting a Primos Hochie-Mama cow elk call.
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    Roasting marsh mellows over the heater
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  2. GHK

    GHK Senior Refuge Member

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    I am going to be paying attention to this post. I started bringing my daughter last year when she was 6 and my 3 year old came thanksgiving morning this season.

    My strategy so far has been not to bring them on long grueling hunts. We have just been going to wood duck roosts and little sloughs. It’s allot of action and over quick most hunts only about 2 hours or so. I got my daughter waders this season and she enjoys going retrieve the ducks and working the mojo remote.
    We also cook breakfast when hunting out of the boat blind.
    I mostly try to keep it fun and short until they are big enough to properly handle a shotgun. We also do a lot of scouting and preparation together to keep them involved at more convenient times than 5am.
     
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  3. WaterFoulHunter

    WaterFoulHunter Senior Refuge Member

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    That’s not lipstick, it’s the result of a whole bag of Cheetos that grandpa let her eat in the blind. (Grandma would never do that!)
     
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  4. bayport

    bayport Senior Refuge Member

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    M&Ms for breakfast in the blind!!!!
    Or anything else they normally wouldn’t get at 5am!!!!!
     
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  5. Grif

    Grif Elite Refuge Member

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    Get them a BB gun. Work off season on gun handling skills, and then let them "hunt" with it. When it comes time for shotguns and rifles the skills they learn transfer right over.
     
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  6. ARHHH4

    ARHHH4 Elite Refuge Member

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    Pack ya a buncha snacks, a thermos of hot chocolate, and extra gloves and hats as they always seem to find a way to get em wet. Hand warmers are a plus too. And, when they say they’re bored and it’s time to go, then it’s time to go
     
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  7. Grif

    Grif Elite Refuge Member

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    My son as a 7 year old with his trusty Daisy and the ducks he "killed".

    Last pic is him as a 10 year old....on his way to being a hunting partner...learning to shoot for real.



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  8. orangelegs73

    orangelegs73 Senior Refuge Member

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    You speak the truth @Grif! My daughter (now 13) went from this a few years ago…
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    to a 12-gauge toting, duck and goose killer this year!
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    And she’s even into cleaning them herself too! :tu 9874112F-A60A-4977-BEF7-74CCC91AB820.jpeg

    Thanks for starting this post @salthunter ! Good stuff!
     
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  9. Grif

    Grif Elite Refuge Member

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  10. yankeegray

    yankeegray Senior Refuge Member

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    thumbs up to everyone on this thread that share the good times in the blind with the young ones. Great memories. Brings back a few of my own.
     
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