For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

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For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby justinsfa » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:53 am

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Like many of you, my father introduced me into the outdoors by taking me fishing and hunting when I was a kid...

I couldn't tell you how many trips of his that I had ruined by having to go to the bathroom, sleeping late, being cold, being fidgety, being bored, being cranky, being sick or getting in trouble by momma and cancelling the whole trip all together... haha... but no matter what, he always invited me back every time...

Then came the sporting years where he gave the trips up to come to baseball, basketball and football games every weekend. By high school, I was making him so broke that he couldn't go as much... and by college, I was keeping him up too late worrying about what kind of trouble I was getting into...

I was lucky and got turned on to the greatest American past time, greatest group of sportsmen and most beautiful scenery that one can ever see... and its all because he gave up all of his free time and paycheck so that I could enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer.

I now spend most of my time, criss crossing this great state of Texas and the southern US, chasing waterfowl, deer and fish... although now I am armed with a camera more-so than a shotgun.

That being said, these are now the years in which it is my turn to return the favor to my Dad.

I try to take him as much as possible.... he gave up his deer lease years ago because I wasn't around as much to help him out as I should have been... Every weekend during the spring and fall, I make it a point to take HIM out in MY boat now and realize just how much $$ that man dropped on me so we could go hunting and fishing everytime I wanted to when I was a kid.

He is my favorite fishing partner and because he taught me how to do it from the get go, he is about the only guy I can stand to be in the boat with for a whole weekend.. lol... We are always on the same wavelength about everything.... Although, he always gets dibs on the front of the boat now


With your help, I would like to take him on a hunting trip of a lifetime. I have made the finals on the Cabela's Lonestar Outdoors Show 2012 Photo of the Year. The grand prize is a Spring turkey hunt and exotic buck trip.

If I win this contest, I will be donating the hunt to my father and watching him have all the fun just like he did to me for the past 30 years... taking as many pictures as I can the entire trip!

I would appreciate your votes via computer and smart phone in helping me secure this trip for my old man. If you have some time, please visit the following link and vote for my photo of the year, FEBRUARY (A greenhead being retrieved by Lead in last years snowfall here in Texas):

http://texasoutdoorsmedia.com/photo-of-the-month/

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Thanks for the support and thank you to all you parents who get your kids out there in the great outdoors and teach them that its not all about the catch or the kill, but about the valuable time that you get to spend with the ones you love. We kids really do appreciate it!


And most of all, Thanks DAD!!

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Feel free to post the stories of your Dad or Mom introducing you to duck hunting! Its great to think back to those memories and I KNOW there are some funny ones....
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby Willie » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:21 am

That's a good story and real nice pic...I'll go vote.
My dad got me, my brother, and sister into hunting and fishing very early on, and I've done the same with my kids. I have two little girls, oldest is 5, youngest just 17 months. The oldest started going deer hunting with me this year, but has not been duck hunting yet. She'll go fishing just about every trip with me, and learned to pee in a bucket on the boat when she was 3, which believe it or not, is a huge thing and definitely changed everything (don't have to come in if she has to go to the bathroom...much more time on the water) once she got comfortable doing it.
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby CountryRN » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:23 am

Hey and :welcome: to DHC. Nice pics that you have there and great memories along the way. My dad was not the one that introduced me to hunting but I am trying to be that guy for my kids. Good luck with the contest
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby Crazy Matt » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:30 am

You have my vote for sure.
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:41 am

My dad did the same for me, even all those trips to the squirrel woods runied because mom packed my lunch in a metal lunchbox never complained or got mad. I voted for you buddy good luck.


Although that is a big azz buck for January lol
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby justinsfa » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:45 am

Thanks for the support guys! I have hunted with quite a few DHC members and all have been fun, stand up guys.

I never really realized how much my old man sacrificed (both time and money) for me to be able to go out in the woods and backwaters to hunt and fish.

Hope to do the same when I have kiddos!
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby bubba57 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:47 am

Great story. I know where your coming from, sad to say my dad has been gone for sometime now, thanks for bringing back some ol memories. You got my vote.
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby quacknstack6 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:06 pm

My father introduced me to hunting at an early age, mainly with dear and turkey. This year when I return my father, brother, close friend and myself have a trip to ND to hunt for a week. I have always wanted to introduce him into this and finally he accepted. There are so many things I would like to do to pay him back for all the crap he had to deal with when I was younger. You have my vote man.
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby Indawoods » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:18 pm

plus 1. :thumbsup:
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:34 am

:bump:
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby jaysweet3 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:04 am

I normally don't participate in these threads. New guy comes to the site, asking for votes. Your story got me. I voted for you. Made me wish my father could still hunt with me. His health keeps him out of the blind.
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby Crazy Matt » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:12 am

jaysweet3 wrote:I normally don't participate in these threads. New guy comes to the site, asking for votes. Your story got me. I voted for you. Made me wish my father could still hunt with me. His health keeps him out of the blind.



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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby jaysweet3 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:15 am

Another reason to vote for this fellow. We can't let some picture of a scraggly white tail win.
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby OGblackcloud » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:22 am

Done and good luck :thumbsup:
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby GOTDUCKS? » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:31 am

Done. Great pics
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby Crazy Matt » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:05 am

I honestly think he has the best picture. I agree jay, we can't let that gay white tail win.
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby quacknstack6 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:07 am

Damn bean eaters.
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby Duck Collector » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:18 am

How do i vote?!?!?! I went to the link but i didnt see where there was an option to vote
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby WTN10 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:52 am

Voted.
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby send the dog » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:25 pm

I voted, but that kid with the fish pole and blue cowboy boots was a close second. Glad my father got me into huntin and fishin. miss that guy. good luck
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby Saltwater_Assassin » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:10 pm

Voted :thumbsup:
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby rebelp74 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:16 pm

Voted, you were winning with 41%.
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby The Duck Hammer » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:18 pm

Voted.
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby stumpjumper1590 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:30 pm

Voted! Good luck :thumbsup:
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Re: For the Dad's who take their kids hunting...

Postby Team Kabob » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:19 pm

Great story! Fun to hunt with family anytime! Got my vote
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