HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: CGSEAL
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12393

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 135
BOT: 3
Total: 138
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Photo Albums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Photo Albums
08: Forums
09: Home
10: Photo Albums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Photo Albums
14: Your Account
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Photo Albums
18: Photo Albums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Home
26: Forums
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Photo Albums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Photo Albums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Photo Albums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: News
56: Forums
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Photo Albums
65: Forums
66: Forums
67: Forums
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Forums
71: Forums
72: Forums
73: Forums
74: Your Account
75: Forums
76: Forums
77: Forums
78: Forums
79: Photo Albums
80: Forums
81: Your Account
82: Photo Albums
83: Forums
84: Photo Albums
85: Forums
86: Home
87: Home
88: Photo Albums
89: Forums
90: Forums
91: Forums
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Forums
95: Photo Albums
96: Your Account
97: Forums
98: Home
99: Forums
100: Forums
101: Forums
102: Photo Albums
103: Forums
104: Forums
105: Forums
106: Your Account
107: Forums
108: Forums
109: Forums
110: Forums
111: Forums
112: Forums
113: Forums
114: Forums
115: Forums
116: Home
117: Forums
118: Forums
119: Your Account
120: Forums
121: Your Account
122: Forums
123: Forums
124: Photo Albums
125: Photo Albums
126: Forums
127: Forums
128: Your Account
129: Forums
130: Forums
131: Forums
132: Forums
133: Forums
134: Forums
135: Photo Albums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 312
 Pictures: 2417
  · Views: 263591
  · Votes: 1288
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

My Boy's First Big Game Hunt
Big Game Hunting topics that dont fit other categories
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Big Game Hunting

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
WileyWapiti
Member
Member


Joined: Jan 04, 2006
Posts: 298
Location: NW Colorado

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:13 pm    Post subject: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

So, my oldest just got his deer license in the mail - I am kind of taking a backseat for the next couple of years to get him out of the chute correctly. I am pretty nervous, I have had him out with me since he was 7 or 8 and have always tried to emphasize safety and respect for both the sport and the animal - now it will be time to see if he has picked up on these traits. I am not sure who will be more excited if he is successful - him or me!!!!!!

_________________
Save the whales, collect the whole set!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
gelandangan
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 07, 2006
Posts: 5660
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

Happy hunting and GOOD LUCK to both of you!!

I got my daughters hunting for a while now.
They have now developed their own quirk in handling the rifles and stalking the prey.

The first time they succeeded in a hunt they insisted that they gut, skin, butcher and cook the rabbits them self.
Then poor excited dad have to sit down and eat them .l..
All Chewy lot of them..
Wouldn't miss it for anything in the world Very Happy Very Happy

_________________
A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

The government I trust .. is my .45-70 Government.

Do - Not try!


gelandangan.weebly.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
wiersy111
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 2347
Location: Central Minnesota

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

That awsomsone! My som is now 17 (going on 40). It is realy a great feeling to see the kids be sucsessfull on the hunt. You will be surprised your son just might have been payiing attention to ol' dad when you didn't think he was.
T he best of luck. Enjoy it while it lasts.

_________________
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life."

US ARMY RETIRED

The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

Being "Over the Hill" is much better then being under it!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 6781
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:07 am    Post subject: Re: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

Im sure you will have taught them right. I took my 8 and 11 year olds out on sunday walked 3km as crow flies and climbed 500m according to google that was enough for them and the "old man" managed to connect with a wallaby so they had something to carry back. good luck with your younguns .

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
whittling
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 21, 2008
Posts: 586
Location: Texas (home state is Mass)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:29 am    Post subject: Re: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

Good luck with your son's first hunting and keep your head down and sure you have plenty of orange.

_________________
Molon labe!
Service, honor and courage, without these a warrior is nothing.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3437
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:51 am    Post subject: Re: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

I can still remember my dads excitement when I killed my first deer !!!

Good Luck !!!

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
WileyWapiti
Member
Member


Joined: Jan 04, 2006
Posts: 298
Location: NW Colorado

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

I know how excited he gets when I get one in the truck - I am already wringing my hands in anticipation - if during the hunt at any time he looks over at me and says "Shhh, you're making too much noise!", I am pretty sure it would make my season.

My daughter is about 4 years behind my boy, but between all of you and me...... (she is the better tracker out of the two) - must be the Sioux bloodline from her momma's side or the fact that she was born in Minnesota...not sure which..

Thanks for the well wishes and votes of confidence....Here we go...

_________________
Save the whales, collect the whole set!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
SingleShotLover
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Dec 26, 2007
Posts: 927
Location: Illinois

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:11 am    Post subject: Re: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

Treasure the time you have with them. My oldest daughter was the only one of my kids who was interested in hunting (though the other two love to shoot). She got her fist (and only) deer at 13 and was pretty excited. Unfortunately, at 14 she discovered that boys weren't "yucky" anymore and I lost a good hunting companion.

_________________
If you can't hit it with one, you probably can't with two either!

The biggest problem with a closed mind is that it never seems to come with a closed mouth.

SSL
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
WileyWapiti
Member
Member


Joined: Jan 04, 2006
Posts: 298
Location: NW Colorado

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

I have that fear as well.....already lining out my gun cleaning equipment so when the boys come over they can take a moment to consider their options.

_________________
Save the whales, collect the whole set!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 12855
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:27 pm    Post subject: Re: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

Good luck with your boy Wiley. Remember mate...the hunts starts the minute you walk out the door, so enjoy the entire experience mate...and make sure that you boy does also.

Have a great hunt mate....regardless of whether or not you actually get anything.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)

Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger
WileyWapiti
Member
Member


Joined: Jan 04, 2006
Posts: 298
Location: NW Colorado

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

Okay, so now there is a turn of events that isn't good. So the boy and I went out to the range to get him sighted in a little better - he refused to shoot - said the gun was too loud and didn't want to have anything to do with it. Now, I am kind of scratching my head in wonder as I provide him with both disposable ear plugs and also a set of muffs to over them. I explained to him that if we did not get him sighted in than I could not responsibly allow him to go hunting nor could I accept making an exception or shortcutting my standards. No budge.

So here I sit wondering if in fact the hunting season will go down at all this year - I do not want to push him as I do not want to scare him away from the sport, but neither will I allow him to go out into the field untested and not sighted in. I purposely did not purchase hunting tags for myself this year as I wanted to put all of my attention into supporting his first hunt and essentially put all of the attention on him. I will try and nudge him again this weekend to see if he would be willing to fire a couple rounds, but I am thinking that this year may be a bust altogether and maybe he just needs another year or two until he is ready. This is very difficult for me to understand as I remember not being able to wait until I could shoot or go hunting. I can still get an over the counter bull tag - might try that.

_________________
Save the whales, collect the whole set!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Pumpkinslinger
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 4355
Location: NC foothills

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

Wiley, I've been in that same boat with my daughter refusing to fire a shot after asking to go shoot. As you did, I had her wearing ear plugs, muffs and shooting glasses. She was afraid of what the gun MIGHT do, i.e. noise, recoil, etc. I finally MADE her fire one shot, promising that we'd go home as soon as she did, if she still wanted to. It took a while, we both got mad and she was in tears by the time she pulled the trigger. After that first shot she grinned and was good to go from then on. It was hard to make her do it but I knew that, once she'd tried it, she'd be OK. Now she's willing to try any gun that I shoot first, at least once.

EDIT>> I should have noted that we started with .22 rimfires!

_________________
Mike

"I ain't no better than anyone else, and there ain't no one better than me!" Ma Kettle



Last edited by Pumpkinslinger on Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:05 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
shrpshtrjoe
Super Red Neck Member
Super Red Neck Member


Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 2955
Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

Thats a tough spot Wiley . I hope he changes his mind . I have some great memories as a kid hunting with my father Very Happy

joe

_________________
"MOLON LABE"

P E T A
People Eating Tasty Animals
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
gelandangan
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 07, 2006
Posts: 5660
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

Wiley,
Both my daughters took after their mom, they are very small and skinny (quite a bit less than 100 pounds soaking wet).
At first I also have similar problem like yours, gun shy child at the beginning of the training for bigger game shooting.

So after scratching my head for a while, I get a 45 LC single shot H&R and some reduced loads for them.
I found that the gunfire sounds are a lot less sharp in larger caliber target loads than smaller caliber centerfires such as .222 or .223
And it is mainly the noises that scares them.

The recoil are not there if you are using reduced loads.

All you then got to do is to show them on where to put the pellet for the best effective result.

Mind you a slow moving 45 caliber would carry as much or more energy down range than a 30-30 with a lot less recoil and noise.

Now even my 12 years old 80 pounds girl is getting pigs and goats at regular basis..

_________________
A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

The government I trust .. is my .45-70 Government.

Do - Not try!


gelandangan.weebly.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
whittling
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 21, 2008
Posts: 586
Location: Texas (home state is Mass)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:57 am    Post subject: Re: My Boy's First Big Game Hunt Reply with quote

When I first started shooting- I was nervous about recoil but now the Poirier clan decided its ''manly ''to have a hard hitting at both ends gun .If he is in the field ,could you look at getting some of the electric hearing plugs if they aren't to much?They amplify quiet sound but drown out loud noises .

_________________
Molon labe!
Service, honor and courage, without these a warrior is nothing.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Big Game Hunting
Page 1 of 2
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page 1, 2  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.