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BarkeyVA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:56 pm  Reply with quote
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Although not about my now favorite 16 ga. model 90, some of you might be interested in reading my article about hunting with my 12 ga. Model 90 and some old paper shell reloads published in a recent edition of the on-line magazine, Sporting Classics Daily. http://sportingclassicsdaily.com/hunt-for-dad/

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:47 pm  Reply with quote
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That is what it is all about !!!

Great story and memories

Thank you
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Charlie16ga
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Barkey,

Fun story, where did you grow up in Illinois, I was down around Marion.

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Great stuff! What we owe to our father's time and steadfast love!

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Dave Erickson
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Nice job, Barkey! I have precious memories of hunting with my dad.

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BarkeyVA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:11 pm  Reply with quote
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Charlie16ga wrote:
Barkey,

Fun story, where did you grow up in Illinois, I was down around Marion.

Thanks, I grew up about 25 miles south of Springfield. My wife has family around Campbellsville, Columbia and Greensburg, Ky.

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popplecop
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Great Article! Thorley enjoyed it, brought back of hunts with my dad years ago. Thanks.

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Savage16
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Great article Barkeyva, I get those feelings when out with Dads Savage 720.

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fin2feather
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Nice article Barry.

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Gil S
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What a great legacy he has left you. Thanks for sharing. Gil
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Very nice. Special memories for sure.

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WyoChukar
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You are quite fortunate. Each year I take Dad's Weatherby Olympian out on a sage grouse hunt. It's pretty personal. My Dad loved bird hunting but by time I took up hunting in my teens, his health was such that he no longer could.

My entire bird "hunting with Dad" career consisted of a single covey rise of sage grouse. Dad shouldered the Weatherby, doubled, then turned back and went to lean on the side of my old Ford truck. He was having trouble breathing. With the help of the family dog, I retrieved his two grouse and my one.

I will never forget the words he spoke. "I was doing real good until I remembered I can't breathe anymore". The rest of the afternoon he watched me hunt alone while he rested in the truck.

Once again, Barkey, you are very fortunate to have spent the time afield with your Dad that you did spend. Always hold tight to those memories.

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Great article. Those we share our experiences with are always the best part of the hunt, being dogs, friends, or family...
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16gaDavis
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of course , Barky , what a great story ! Still got dad's 95 , and gramps 1st yr 97 . The 95 goes occasionally , the 97 has been restored and retired . They all have their collection of great old memories .

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BarkeyVA
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:19 am  Reply with quote
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Thanks to everyone for your comments. With dad gone, and at age 74, I feel fortunate to still be able to hunt and make new memories with my nephew. Perhaps after I am gone, he will remember some special times that he had bird hunting with me.

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