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Getting My 10 year old prepared

Unread postby BONECRUSHER » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:55 pm

As I posted earlier my son is going on his first turkey hunt. I am wanting to get him out and get him in all his turkey gear and set up as if hunting. I am going to set up some targets and let him shoot from different angles and distances with some 8 shot. Anybody have any other ideas to get him ready, could always use more ideas


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Re: Getting My 10 year old prepared

Unread postby dan » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:50 am

I think one important thing is to not over push him. Let the hunt go at his pace. The most important thing is that he has fun.
Its always really exciting to bring a kid into hunting. Specially when its your kid. I hope everything goes well.
I think taking him scouting alot and glassing birds would be a good idea prior to the hunt also. 8-)
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Re: Getting My 10 year old prepared

Unread postby BONECRUSHER » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:54 am

Thanks dan, he has been scouting for years with me already and loves it. Now for the part he's been waiting for :twisted: I'm thinking of doing a little video journal with him as well, from scouting right through his hunt.
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Re: Getting My 10 year old prepared

Unread postby dan » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:39 am

I'm thinking of doing a little video journal with him as well, from scouting right through his hunt.

Thata a really cool idea! 8-)
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Re: Getting My 10 year old prepared

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:02 am

Last year, I was in the same boat, My son and I both had tags. My son was getting pretty excited about his first real hunt. He was a trooper the first two days. We would get up early and hunt for about 2 hours, then I had to get him to school. We had some action but nothing close enough. Two hours was about all he could handle anyway. The third morning, it was cold, and he was tired, so I let it up to him if he wanted to come. He decided not to, bad mistake, as I shot a nice Tom that morning. He was pretty upset, that he didn't go, but I thought it was a good lesson. We all know you got work to succed. He ended up getting a shot at a Tom on the last day of the season but missed :cry: . He still had a good time and is pretty fired up for this year again. Like Dan said, just don't push him and let him have fun, and I'm sure you'll have a hunting buddy for life. 8-)
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Re: Getting My 10 year old prepared

Unread postby BONECRUSHER » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:27 am

:lol: We've all had those "should of been here this morning" disapointments, but hey thats whats they call the learning curve. Regardless what the outcome of his 1st turkey hunt will be, it will always be remembered :D
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Re: Getting My 10 year old prepared

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:32 pm

Scott that is so cool. I know you will get on the birds. Hey if you can get Brian a bird, your son is a ringer. No advice other than have fun.

What season you going? and where? Maybe private would be easier than public for a first hunt.
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Re: Getting My 10 year old prepared

Unread postby Brandon » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:07 am

have him shot at coke cans with dove loads, then slip in the ole 3" magnum heavy shot shell when he's hunting. :D

think about using a blind, hard for some kids to sit still... hard for me to this day. bring plenty to drink and some easy snacks or candy.

this is hard for my area, but try to locate a bird(s) before hand to hunt where its not a terribly long walk... although he may just have to deal with that. :lol:

good pair of waterproof comfortable boots and a decent vest with a nice padded seat.... dont forget the thermacell!

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Re: Getting My 10 year old prepared

Unread postby cornfedkiller » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:18 am

Good suggestions here! A blind as Brandon mentioned is a great idea, since you can talk quietly and move around a little (not sure how well your 10 year old does with that, but I know for a younger kid, I definitely would).

Also, make sure he is having fun..if the hunt drags on too long and he starts to get too bored, cold, hungry, etc and isnt having fun anymore, he wont want to go next time..

Good luck, and be sure to post up pictures!
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Re: Getting My 10 year old prepared

Unread postby BONECRUSHER » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:35 am

Uncle Lou wrote:Scott that is so cool. I know you will get on the birds. Hey if you can get Brian a bird, your son is a ringer. No advice other than have fun.

What season you going? and where? Maybe private would be easier than public for a first hunt.


1st hunt 4/18 right in are own back yard lou :D This is going to be GREAT. Thanks for the input guys ;)
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Re: Getting My 10 year old prepared

Unread postby BONECRUSHER » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:37 pm

Well got jr. out shooting getting ready for monday morning. He did great

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Re: Getting My 10 year old prepared

Unread postby cornfedkiller » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:19 pm

Looks like he'll be ready! Good luck!
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Re: Getting My 10 year old prepared

Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:36 pm

Go get-em!!! Good luck!!!!


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