Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by MarshmanDon, Feb 2, 2020.
I wasn't told until later, after I got my Wards Western Field 20 gage pump at age 16.
Winchester 37A youth model. Got it for my 11th birthday.
First duck I ever shot at was a drake bufflehead. Got him in one shot. Still have the shell and tail feathers. Second duck I ever shot at and with this gun was a banded hen mallard. Still have the band. Third shot with this gun at a duck was a drake Wood duck. I hit it but my dad finished it.
First duck my wife ever shot was with this gun too, a hen mallard.
My brother has the same gun but in a full size version. He shot a couple pheasants with it but never a duck.
I refinished the stocks and fore arms of each gun so they match.
My dad put my name in a DU banquet greenwing drawing when I was 4 years old (1986). I won a Winchester model 120 youth 20 gauge pump. the DU "whistler" edition.
View attachment 237167
My Dad planned a duck hunting trip for us. The weekend prior, he took me to my Grandpa's house to borrow a shotgun to use for the hunt. My Grandpa was very sick at the time with esophageal cancer. Glazed eyes, I ask him if I could borrow a shotgun for the following weekend to go duck hunting with my Dad. He took me over to his gun cabinet, opened it and told me to pick one that I would like to use. I chose a Remington Sportsman 48. He told me "ok" and directed me to take it out of the cabinet and shoulder it. I was ecstatic. I did as he directed me and shouldered the gun with a big grin on my face. He asked me if I liked the way the gun felt and I answered it felt really good. He then told me I could have the gun!
One of my greatest memories of my Grandpa!
Wow one heck of a granpa!
Christmas 1957 my father gave me a new 410 single shot shotgun from momtgomery ward and I still have it
My first was an Ithaca 16 SxS. Kicked like a mule with 2 3/4" mags.
It was my grandfather's gun, and my younger brother still has it.