16ga.com Forum Index
Author Message
<  16ga. General Discussion  ~  Opening morning
the_honest_pintail
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:17 pm  Reply with quote
Guest





To this day I can still remember my dad waking me up to go hunting on opening morning. The smell of spent shells and autumn weather is etched in my mind. Now I have the pleasure of waking up a little boy to come with me.



The shooting was slow but managed to get a very nice speck with the sweet sixteen

Back to top
putz463
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:34 am  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 06 Oct 2007
Posts: 1635
Location: West MI

Great stuff! Love the smiles, thanks for sharing.

Regarding O/U's, IMO, if looking for something to hand over to your new hunting bud there someday; I wouldn't consider anything lower in price point than a Citori. A few White's on GB right now, new in the $1500 range, hard to beat.

_________________
Sorry, I'm a Duck Hunter so shouldn't be held strictly responsible for my actions between Oct 1st and ice up.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Savage16
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:31 am  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 1053
Location: Minnesota

Very cool! see you had his BB gun with,great idea.

_________________
Great dog, Great friends,Great guns
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
UncleDanFan
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:50 am  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 06 Apr 2007
Posts: 2821
Location: The Great Northwet

Wow. That is awesome. Brings back memories of my first hunt with my dad when I was 7. Later in life, after he passed away, those times we spent afield and the closeness we had were the greatest gift he could have ever given me. Way to go!

_________________
Gun art: www.marklarsongunart.com
Gallery art: www.marklarsonart.com

Great Odin's Raven! Is that a 16?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rudyc
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:12 am  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 15 Dec 2006
Posts: 370
Location: S.E. Wisconsin

Great pictures, love seeing the miles of smiles.
Lots of memories being made there!!

_________________
"It's a good day for something"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
df
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:29 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 01 Oct 2007
Posts: 438
Location: Colorado

Awesome
Id have the young guy wear hearing protection.
Wish I had done so many years ago.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
WyoChukar
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:44 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 16 Jul 2015
Posts: 1101
Location: Hudson,Wy

You are very fortunate. My dad got to the point he couldn't get around by time I took up bird hunting. Take the little guy often and cherish that big smile.

_________________
Only catch snowflakes on your tongue AFTER the birds fly south for the winter...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chicago
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:04 pm  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 12 Aug 2007
Posts: 922
Location: Northern Illinois

Thanks for sharing and I recall the first hunts I took my sons on. They are going to join me for four days the end of next week and it will not be long before I start taking my grandkids out.

Good Hunting,
Mike
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:16 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 17 Mar 2017
Posts: 543
Location: Endless Mountains of Pa

pintail,

Congrats on a fine using with your boy, great memory maker for sure!

Pine Creek/Dave

_________________
"L.C. Smith America's Best" - John Houchins
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dave In AZ
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:06 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 13 Oct 2015
Posts: 255

Fantastic, so glad you and your son got out together!
I love pics and stories like this. Make the most of these next few years, in High School they have soooo many competing interests that make it difficult to get out with them. My 10yo daughter is now taking over as my hunting buddy Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
WyoChukar
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:31 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 16 Jul 2015
Posts: 1101
Location: Hudson,Wy

I have to ask, is "the honest pintail" homage to Robert Ruark's "The Old Man and the Boy" where he speaks of the pintail as an honest duck that won't go off and get nasty by eating fish on you?

_________________
Only catch snowflakes on your tongue AFTER the birds fly south for the winter...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
the_honest_pintail
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:02 am  Reply with quote
Guest





WyoChukar wrote:
I have to ask, is "the honest pintail" homage to Robert Ruark's "The Old Man and the Boy" where he speaks of the pintail as an honest duck that won't go off and get nasty by eating fish on you?


Yes Sir! One of my favorite books, I just read it to my son this summer and every night after I would read him a chapter I would ask him question about what the old man was teach the boy and he was listening to every word.
Back to top
fourtrax
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:03 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 04 Jun 2009
Posts: 744
Location: N. Shore, mn

3 Happy Campers.

_________________
I STAND WITH THE NRA!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
S Hillis
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:33 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 29 May 2016
Posts: 62
Location: Burke Co, GA

My now 16 year old grandson, at age 9, after his first dove shoot carrying a gun. Stoeger .410 S x S with shortened buttstock.

[URL=http://s24.photobucket.com/user/bowhoop/media/IMG_0290.jpg.html] [/URL]

SRH
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dannypratt
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:22 pm  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 21 Dec 2005
Posts: 530
Location: Napoleon, MI

Guys
This is great stuff! My 6 yr old keeps inquiring....she's a tough little girl, and I believe she will be taking a stroll thru the woods this fall as well.
Very encouraging.

_________________
Good luck & great hunting,
-Danny Pratt
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
All times are GMT - 7 Hours

View next topic
View previous topic
Page 1 of 2
Goto page 1, 2  Next
16ga.com Forum Index  ~  16ga. General Discussion

Post new topic   Reply to topic


 
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




Powered by phpBB and NoseBleed v1.09