Little Ducker's first... anything

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Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby 733SubDucker » Sun May 05, 2013 11:12 am

After tagging along with Dad for 6 years, LittleDucker tagged her first animal ever yesterday. I could not be more proud.

She showed great patience and skill with her 20 gauge. The birds worked the field for an hour and a half until we got a bird to break from the group and come gobbling and strutting to 25 yards. She braced the gun and stoned him flat, not a twitch.

It was a great experience to have my father there with us as well. It has been 24 years since I shot my first bird with him.

The sun was absolutely brutal tryig to take good pitures, but we will cherish them forever.



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Re: Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby BMowatt » Sun May 05, 2013 11:55 am

good for her,,,,wish there were turkey in Maine when I lived there
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Re: Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby Dogman » Sun May 05, 2013 2:12 pm

Looks like you are bringing her up right Court. :thumbsup:
Congrats to all,nicely done. :biggrin:
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Re: Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby Baymen Moe » Sun May 05, 2013 5:31 pm

That is so great Sub D. Congrats to you both. :thumbsup: Pictures are fine...
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Re: Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby tgs » Sun May 05, 2013 6:21 pm

That's awesome Court! Happy for all of you! :clapping:
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Postby R-Factor » Sun May 05, 2013 8:42 pm

How can you beat that? Awesome memories!
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Re: Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby Seaductor » Wed May 08, 2013 3:38 am

Great Stuff!

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Re: Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby Thornehead » Fri May 10, 2013 10:09 am

Fantastic! Great photos too. Love to see young hunters enjoying our sport. Congrats!
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Re: Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby 733SubDucker » Mon May 13, 2013 6:34 am

Thanks for the kind words guys.

It is nice seeing even non-hunting people we know come up to her offering congrats / support (I'm told Facebook was 'blowin up'). :lol3:

I can't wait to do some more shooting with her this summer. :thumbsup:
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Re: Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby MaineHunter » Tue May 14, 2013 2:08 pm

Awesome!! Congrats!
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Re: Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby decoycarver » Sun May 19, 2013 2:18 pm

What a great memorible Day indeed -my Sons are grown now and out of State(s) with little ones of their own , now they wish they had a lot more time to hunt while chasing girls and Cars got in the way backin the Day..Everyday spent with them is so Valuable --Keep it up-Hey at least i get to go to other States for some different game !! :thumbsup:
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Re: Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby baydog44 » Sun May 26, 2013 7:00 am

Exactly what you are supposed to do---pass on the legacy!!!!
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Re: Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby loudnerd » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:34 pm

That is something I'm sure neither of you will ever forget! I'm debating taking my three year old out with me this year. I may start with partridge hunting though. I'm not sure if he is ready to sit in a blind for an hour or more. Any advice?
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Re: Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby 733SubDucker » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:58 pm

loudnerd wrote:That is something I'm sure neither of you will ever forget! I'm debating taking my three year old out with me this year. I may start with partridge hunting though. I'm not sure if he is ready to sit in a blind for an hour or more. Any advice?


Thanks man.

I took LittleDucker on her first hunt when she was 4 1/2. All I can recommend is to make 'just being there', the "event". Even if it takes five times longer... let him help set a decoy or put some grass on the blind. Then if happen to have success, it was because of him. If you take the little man on an afternoon duck hunt, focus on seeing a cool animal or making the blind a "fort". Get up, move around. If you flare a duck so what. If a duck comes in... BONUS! The other thing is, kids pretty much snack non-stop while hunting. Pack a small convenience store and they will be content and think it is a big treat to get to eat junk with Dad out in a muddy blind. Whatever you do, GOOD LUCK! :beer:
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Re: Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby loudnerd » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:46 pm

Thanks for the great advice! My friends had told me keep them warm and full of food so that sounds right on par. I was out working on building a boat blind out of 3/4" EMT and the were both "helping" haha.
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Re: Little Ducker's first... anything

Postby 733SubDucker » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:02 pm

The best piece of kids hunting equipment I ever bought was 'Lacross Lil-Burly' insulated rubber boots.

I always got complaints of cold feet before those. Combine with wool / blend socks and you're golden.
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