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    First harvested animal

    My 11 year old shot his first squirrel this weekend. I was so proud of him. He has shown some interest in the past but nothing like this year. We went Saturday but it was misty rain and really windy. Went yesterday afternoon hoping they were moving better. We sat under a big oak for about 15 minutes when a big male came by. His 410 made quick work. We saw 3-4 others but couldn't get close enough for a shot. He is learning to be patient and move as silently as possible. Lessons that will carry over to all hunting.

    I think he is hooked for life now. First thing this morning asked if we were going again next weekend

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    GREAT story. Thanks for sharing and passing the tradition on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boatseller View Post
    GREAT story. Thanks for sharing and passing the tradition on.
    Yep... That's good stuff.
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    Thanks guys. I am a proud dad.

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    That's awesome Paul. Congrats to your son, you should be proud.

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    What did he think about skinning that tree rat?

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    What did he think about skinning that tree rat?
    Watching dad wasn’t that hard lol. He has seen me clean a few animals so that wasn’t a big deal. I told him to pay attention because I wasn’t doing to many more for him.

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    Get them started while they're young!
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    Goin Fishing be home for Hunting Season !!!!!!!!!

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    It's gonna be awesome when he gets his first deer.

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    Thanks. That will probably be next year. He is dying to go turkey hunting next so hopefully we will get him one this spring.

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    If you need someone to come Turkey call for you while you video his turkey hunt just PM me.

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    #12
    That's awesome and congrats to you and your son!!

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    Congrats I remember when my daughter and son shot there first squirrels great story also