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This young lady is now the champ!

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  1. Quackerpacker

    Quackerpacker Senior Refuge Member

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    They came low and silent yesterday out of the afternoon sun. She patiently waited for them to get right overhead (after missing every duck earlier) and on her first ever shot at her first goose this bar bellied bomber went down in the pond. She chased the wing tipped goose down and across the pond and as it disappeared on the check. It identified as a pheasant I guess, running in the cover with it’s head down and finally she got 30 yards away and popped it.
    Her first year hunting and I was so happy for her, way more than if I would have shot it..
    Even though she is a friend’s daughter (Mom let her skip her last class of the day) I felt that proud moment we all feel as she felt the thrill of victory after the agony of defeat earlier. 4A33079D-8B8C-4539-B349-1413FA4803AD.jpeg
    Yes, it is going to be mounted..
     
  2. Speckslayer

    Speckslayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Love the happiness in that face! Congrats to her, that's just awesome. Now show her how good they taste and get her hooked forever.
     
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  3. derbyacresbob

    derbyacresbob Senior Refuge Member

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    Good job on taking the young lady out waterfowl hunting!

    That is a great picture!
     
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  4. DuckFan

    DuckFan Elite Refuge Member

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    Pure joy picture there !

    And, Good on get for chasing it down!!! That’s a feat itself!!!
     
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  5. Flyfisher

    Flyfisher Elite Refuge Member

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    Awesome!
     
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  6. Dek

    Dek Elite Refuge Member

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    Fabulous, maybe there is hope for our sport after all.
     
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  7. mak2782

    mak2782 Elite Refuge Member

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    What a great first bird!!!! the smile really does say it all! Hope she keeps waterfowling she's a natural.
     
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  8. lo-base larry

    lo-base larry Senior Refuge Member

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    You went out of your way to get that young lady out there, class act. People like you help to keep our sport going. When I hit the super lotto and buy my own duck hunting property with it's own refuge you will be welcome. Family and friends only, lodging and food included. No charge. I can dream can't I?
     
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  9. Ducky18

    Ducky18 Senior Refuge Member

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  10. Capt.Gregg

    Capt.Gregg Elite Refuge Member

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    Historical.
     
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