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doubleh
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How about some feel good stories?

I never really hunted with my dad a ton. Would go but for some reason being young didn’t enjoy it all that much. Started hunting again a few years ago (pushing 30) and have started seeing some success. Took my 7 year old boy today for his first deer hunt. Shot a pig right before dark and the look on his face when we found blood was priceless. Flash light was dead so we will be back in the morning to look her. He’s pumped up and it makes me smile to see things come full circle.


MNCscripper
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re: How about some feel good stories?
Can’t wait to be in the stand with my 7 y/o all weekend


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rsbd
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re: How about some feel good stories?
Took my oldest boy when he was 7 for his first trip to the camp with the guys. I had bought him one of those H&R handy rifles in .243 and took him to shoot a few times. I didn’t sleep a wink that night before from the excitement of him getting his first deer. We went sat in a greenfield right at daylight ( it was 28* and everything was frozen ) with small heater. About an hour in a doe walks into the field, and he gets ready. I asked if he could see her in the scope and he says yes. I told him to shoot her in the shoulder, then boom. She stiffened up and flipped over. We wait 15/20 minutes which felt like an eternity, and walk over. I see that he had shot her right in the ass, I look at him and said “that’s not her shoulder”, he looked at me with the most serious face and said it’s her back shoulder….
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re: How about some feel good stories?
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Shot a pig


Let me know when you’re cooking it up!


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farad
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re: How about some feel good stories?
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it’s her back shoulder….

made my morning...


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A_bear
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re: How about some feel good stories?
I got one a little different but makes me happy to think about. Few years ago I went to false river and found a little hole where I caught my 5 bass back to back on every cast. Caught probably 10-12 more in no time that I threw back. Called my dad and told him to get his stuff ready for the next day. Him and I went back and caught our 10 back to back like I hoped for. We fished for a few hours catching and releasing and enjoying the day. Probably caught 30-40 total. He’s fished false river his whole life and said he’s never caught them like that. We don’t spend that much time together anymore, so I’m glad I got to take him to do that.


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LSUengr
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re: How about some feel good stories?
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 he looked at me with the most serious face and said it’s her back shoulder….


Similar story with my daughter. 10 yrs old she shoots her first deer with a 7mm08. Drops her in her tracks with a spine shot. I just chalk it up to nerves. Later that year, same thing. Spine shot on a doe, doe dropped right where she stood. This time I ask her about where she was shooting. She points exactly to the spot she hit. I explain that she was supposed to shoot right above and on the backside of the shoulder. Without missing a beat, she says "Well that is above the shoulder and you never told me how far above the shoulder." I couldn't argue.


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Sparty3131
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re: How about some feel good stories?
My grandpa who taught me to deer hunt in Michigan passed away this year. Honest hard working Christian man. Lived to be 90 and poured concrete into his 70's.

I kept one of his metal roofing buckets he used to put corn out. Now I use that bucket to legally feed at the lease. I know he is smiling up above; but not happy about the 3pt and 5pt I let walk this year. Lol


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bbvdd
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re: How about some feel good stories?
I bought land this year and am still cleaning up a lot of it but this is about my nephew.

He's a Sophomore at Miss State this year. His dad (my brother) passed away a few years ago. Nephew had been dove hunting mostly and had not ever really done any deer hunting so he didn't have a rifle. My brother had been sick for several years and never really took him. I've always been more of a duck hunter so I never took him. My brother didn't leave him with a deer rifle.

Someone gave him a .30-30 which he used successfully used get his 1st deer this year. A nice little 10 point.
As he's really starting to enjoy hunting, and some shots at my farm can be over 200yds, I had decided to get him a new rifle for Christmas this year.

He was speechless when he opened it and completely surprised. It wasn't much, a Ruger American Predator in 6.5 cm (since I load for it and have a lot of components to load a few thousand rounds).

He got to hunt this past weekend with it and took his 2nd deer and with the new gun. He called me so excited after he had it loaded up in the truck.


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257WBY
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re: How about some feel good stories?
Son was six years old and we were set up for the first morning of the youth hunt. We were on the ground and he had his single shot .223 on a bipod. A spike walks up to 12 steps and I say kill him when you can. The buck flipped over. On inspection, there was a bullet hole between his eyes. I said, “that’s a killing shot but why did you shoot him between the eyes?” He replied, “when I looked in the scope, all I could see was his face”.


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doubleh
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re: How about some feel good stories?
Son has his clothes set out on the couch ready to go. I told him it’s going to be chilly in the morning and he just says dad I can use your jacket if I get cold. Guess I’ll pack my sweatshirt with me just in case.


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Sus-Scrofa
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re: How about some feel good stories?
I didn't hunt at all growing up, but when I moved for college closer to my mom's family, an uncle informed me that duck hunting was mandatory.

Went down to his camp for the opener. He handed me a shotgun, put a rock in a can, and threw it in the air. I missed by a lot.

He said "alright, do that tomorrow and claim you killed the duck, we talk a lot of shite."


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Kadjin
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re: How about some feel good stories?
When my son was about 9 or 10 he started getting interested in hunting. Father in Law has an early 50s crack barrel 4-10 his daddy gave him brand new out of the box. I teach him how to shoot with it and finally take him in the woods to squirrel hunt. We cross a field and as we approach the trail into the woods a squirrel jumps out, runs across the trail, and jumps on the face of the next big tree and just sits there for a few seconds, couldn’t ask for better luck. Son raises the gun and in his nervousness pulls the barrel release instead of the trigger, gun cracks open and the shell ejects behind him. I said, “son, it’s supposed to go the other way”


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LongueCarabine
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re: How about some feel good stories?
My favorite is my first time actually getting to hunt with my Dad. I was six. I had followed him thru the woods before but not really hunted.

So this time I carried his old Stevens 66-B .22 while we walked the woods. At one point he spied a squirrel but it started hiding on the other side of the tree. He tells me to go over to the other side of the tree in the hope that it will flush it back to his side.

So I walk on over to the tree, and next thing I hear his old Lefever 12 ga double barrel roar, and that squirrel comes tumbling out of the tree.

At the end of the hunt he let me shoot the .22 a bit.

55 years ago, and I remember it like it was yesterday.


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LSUballs
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re: How about some feel good stories?
I've got a pretty good one (it's long).

My pops is getting older with bad knees and decided he wasn't going to deer hunt much this year. But he likes getting picture of deer so he gave me his cell camera to put up somewhere. I put it on the edge of the pasture behind my house a couple months ago. It's about 100 yards from a stand we don't hunt much (it's real close to the house). Every once and a while a real nice 10pt would show up on camera in the middle of the night.

Fast forward to right around Christmas and pops texts me a picture of the 10pt standing in the pasture in broad daylight at about 5pm. I relay this to my 13yo who has been hunting religiously on the 2 stands we have out in front of the house. So for the next week he hunts the stand behind the house at every opportunity and never sees a single deer.

So on January 3rd Small Balls gets out of school and goes home to hunt. He asks me what stand he should go to. I told him it was his decision, but I would probably go across the road where he would at least see deer. So he did. At 4:30 when I'm about to leave work dad calls and asks if anybody is hunting behind the house. I told him no, I was at work at small balls was across the road. He said well, that 10pt is in your back yard locked up with a doe.

So I call the boy and tell him. Of course he immediately blames me for sending him to the wrong stand and yada yada yada. I told him to settle down. I had a plan. The plan was for him to climb down, get on the wheeler and ease back to the house slowly. Park it under the carport, get off quietly and slip out to my shop. Then open the back window and watch the pasture (We've shot deer from this window before). If you do this you'll kill the buck. Well of course he doesn't do this. He hauls arse home, runs behind the shop, climbs up on my tractor with his rifle and immediately sees the rack on the 10pt. But he can't get a shot because he's in a patch of tall, whispy grass. This prompts his 13yo brain to decide to stalk the buck, despite it being dead down wind. He makes it about 20 yards into the stalk and the deer busts him and hauls arse toward my slough. What's the logical thing for a 13yo to do? Haul arse after him. Like literally sprinting after him. His logic was he was going to have to swim the slough and he was going to shoot him either swimming or coming up the other bank. And it almost works. But it doesn't. He gets there just in time to see him emerge from the water and disappear into the thicket on the other side.

So he calls me and tells me what happened. I tell him he's an idiot. Then I tell him he should just climb up in the stand (he was right beside it) and wait till dark. There was 45 minutes left and there was still a hot doe somewhere around him. He thought it was pointless but agreed to climb up in the stand and sit till dark.

As I'm driving home from work I relay this crazy tale to my dad and we have a laugh. About 15 minutes later dad calls me back and ask if he was still in that stand. I said yes and asked why he was asking. Pops said well that same doe just ran back out in front of his camera. I texted this to small balls. 2 minutes later the 10pt walks out and he smokes him. Biggest deer he's ever killed and the biggest one we've killed off our place in 14 years of hunting it. Good times.












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VernonPLSUfan
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re: How about some feel good stories?
Took my oldest grandson duck hunting years ago. He was somewhere in his early teens, can't remember exactly. We are sitting in the blind and I get in the boat to go untangle some decoys in the spread, hunting is kinda of slow. Before I pull the boat from the blind, he hollers, Pappy here comes some ducks. I said shoot em. He peels off 3 shots, and yells, Pappy I got a double. Max my dog heads after the first kill in front of the blind and I go after the farthest duck in the boat. I thought to myself on the way to the other duck, wouldn't it be great if one of these birds ware banded. I pick up the hen wood duck and lo and behold, jewelry. Ease back in the blind, we high five and I nonchalantly throw the duck to him. He looks it over like I taught him to, and the biggest grin the boy has ever made comes over his face. What a treat.


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Aliasau
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re: How about some feel good stories?
The first time I left my son in a stand by himself he was 15 years old. I put him in a ground blind that I built with pine limbs. He was in new cut over watching a corner where some older cutover met some older cutover. He was carrying a Marlin 30 30 and told him to not shoot at anything that was far away just wait to let one come close. I nervously left him and dropped over a ridge where if I stood I could see his orange hat. Not 30 minutes later I heard a shot. I stood and could see him waving so I headed toward him. When I got near him I couldn’t see a dead deer so I assumed he missed. He said Dad I got a big buck and he ran toward the creek. I figured we were never going to see that deer again. I walked down to the little creek and there he was. All I could see was horns. It was a 17 point that he watch walk through the cutover until it got 30 yards away before he shot. It was also his first deer. That was 26 years ago. I don’t get to hunt anymore but the memories of the many years my son and I spent I in the woods and on the water will be with me forever.
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re: How about some feel good stories?
My middle child has always wanted to be in the middle of whatever dad was doing. I love to fish. When she got to around 3 years old she would beg to go with me. Places I fished were just not really kid friendly. When she turned 4 I bought her a small pink Barbie pole and decided it was time to start teaching her. I took the crappy mono off and restrung it with 30lb braid. We would go to places where she could catch some fish and have some fun.

She got the hang of casting and reeling very slowly on the bottom. She caught a ton of grunts, pinfish, and small mangrove snapper over the course of a few months. Well one day we see a flyer for a kids fishing tournament. Open to all kids ages 4-18. She begged me to enter her in the tournament. “I’m 4 now dad! It says I can enter.” Of course I relented. Everyone had to fish from the sea wall and as you caught your fish a judge would come and record your catch.

Well we show up early on the morning of the tournament. Pink Barbie pole in hand we went through the registration line and our numbered spot on the seawall. We had lots of kids and parent comment “oh that’s cute” or “dad that kid thinks she’s gonna catch something with that tiny pole”. I only say this as there were kids who were obviously using their dads really nice setups even set up with wagons pulling every bait imaginable.

The judges sound the horn and the hour long tournament begins. First cast with a piece of squid for bait she hooks a nice little trout maybe 17”. A few casts later she catches a small redfish about the same size. She catches a keeper Mangrove about halfway through the tournament. With about 5 minutes left on the clock she hooks a snook. Luckily I had restrung her reel cause that snook was just burning that drag on old Pink Barbie. With less than 2 minutes she landed the snook and it measured 22”.

Time for the results and accompanying hot dog lunch we watch a coast guard helicopter perform a water rescue as a demonstration for the kids. Announcer starts to call out names starting at 5th place. She says “Daddy do you think I can get one of those trophies” I told her that there were lots of people catching fish but she had a good chance. Nothing on 5th, nothing on 4th, not even a callout for 3rd. My heart dropped a bit as I figured she didn’t make the cut. As they are announcing the 2nd place winner I tell her it’s not about winning the trophy but did you have fun? Just as she answers yes they call out 1st place and my Little Sweet had won the whole dadgum tournament. They brought her up on stage. She proudly carried Pink Barbie up with her. They gave her the microphone and asked her a few questions. She got rewarded a nice Shimano spinning combo and a wagon full of baits,hooks, and gear.

She just turned 9 and has caught more inshore slams than her daddy. She is just now starting to use that combo she won 5 years ago but Pink Barbie still is her go to when it comes to tearing up those fish.

I’ll remember that day forever and hope as the inevitable “life flashes in front of my eyes” when my time comes that is the moment I will want to see. My Little Sweet smiling ear to ear trying to haul that big trophy off the stage. No one laughed at her at the end of that day I can promise you that.



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MobileJosh
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re: How about some feel good stories?
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he looked at me with the most serious face and said it’s her back shoulder….





Ha. That’s awesome


Da Hammer
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re: How about some feel good stories?
It's been an amazing year for me my youngest hammer at 9 killed his first doe and buck and my oldest who is 11 and on the spectrum has conquered his fear of guns and the last 2-3 hunts has been trying to kill a deer on his own. My oldest is addicted to hunting goes with me every time weather it's to hunt, work on the lease, run tractors, he earns it every day and I'm hoping like hell that turns into a feel good story this weekend...

So the other story is over Christmas my FIL and MIL from rural Illinois who I think the world of came in to visit. I have learned more life lessons and hunting ideas from my FIL than almost anyone. So at Christmas dinner I suggested they come to the camp with us the following day to hunt and my boys could hunt with my FIL, they loved the idea. So my oldest and I take a stand and I put my youngest and my FIL in a stand and told them shoot anything with a rack. My FIL doesn't do cell phones so no updates were possible. About 5 pm I hear a shot out of a suppressed gun and I knew my youngest had shot. The suspense was killing me as I knew he typically didn't miss and I had no idea what was going on. We finished our hunt my oldest and I and couldn't wait to get to my youngest. So we get there and he and my FIL are standing in the road at the stand and he tells me we shot a buck dad! We don't know if we hit him or not but I think I did. I am elated, my FIL tells me to drive out to the field and shine the lights where the deer was standing. I get out and get my trailing lights together to begin trailing and my son say oh look here's blood and runs in the woods to his deer! A nice 9 point, the little stinker had found it already and knew I would be excited and set me up by not telling me he already had his deer. The smile on his face that day and the one I captured in the picture that night will bring me joy for the rest of my days. My FIL teared up later that night over it and I've never seen him do that before except once when I found out we had massive damage to our home after Katrina and I was standing next to him when I found out. It was an amazing night and it's just simply amazing how hunting and the outdoors can bring families and friends together.


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