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sporthunting

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Kids in the Outdoors
« on: April 19, 2013, 01:11:54 PM »
So my son turns two in May.  I plan on getting him out this year for more camping, fishing and scouting.  Just looking for some tips or things other folks have learned along the way. For instance things to bring along on the trip, short trips close to home that type of stuff.  Any stories you could share or lesson learned would be great. I can't wait to get him out and about this year and will make sure to post pic's of our adventures.



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Re: Kids in the Outdoors
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 01:19:19 PM »
Sounds like a heck of a deal for the little guy.  As you said you need to keep it short I try to remember the activity or hunt / fish is now about them not me.

  Old men are working hard to take away your kids rights get him out there as much
As you can.

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Re: Kids in the Outdoors
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 01:22:10 PM »
That's the plan Jimmy and I agree it is all about him. 

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Re: Kids in the Outdoors
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 01:33:12 PM »
haha...love the toy gun and stuffed animal...too cute.. ;D
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Re: Kids in the Outdoors
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 01:37:49 PM »
haha...love the toy guy and stuffed animal...too cute.. ;D

Hahah ya the wife wouldn't let me use a real rabbit. 

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Re: Kids in the Outdoors
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013, 03:04:01 PM »
Keep it short and sweet and follow his lead.  My son is 9 now and really getting into the hunting with his own first gopher hunts happening last year.  He is pumped now about any sort of deer hunting/bird etc.  I think I may have turned him off of the fishing a bit because I pushed him to stay out on the water more than he was capable of when he was 5 and 6.  He turns 10 in a few weeks and is wanting to head to BC next spring to chase turkeys.  Cant wait to start doing this stuff with him.



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Re: Kids in the Outdoors
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 03:08:30 PM »
Thats great stuff Weste. I hope you and your son have a great season.

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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2013, 03:46:27 PM »
Love the pics boys.. Sporthunting that little guy looks like a heck of a hunting partner in the making. Guys as a father of three boys I brought up afield my advice is,, don't sweat it, just take them out a make them part of the hunt or fishing trip, get them as involved as you would a grown man according to their ability of course. Don't be scared to push their limits either just like we push our own, there is nothing wrong with them learning it can be work. Teach them as you go along,, dont belittle them treat them as a hunting partner from day one, tell them the do's and dont's and why its do and dont not just do it. get into the detail so it means something to them. It's kind of funny as my boys are now adults,, well Sam is 16 this July,, but they each developed their own likes and dislikes and strong points. But I will say this,, my sons have turned out to be the best hunting/fishing partners I have ever had. I guess it's because they were taught in my style so of course it's a nice fit. As they get older they learn and they bring their own skill sets and learnings to the table but the core strategies are there.

I know I have said this before but I will again,, savour and enjoy every moment because boys,,, it's gone in a flash and they are men.. It's just unbelievable how fast it happens especially because we enjoy it so much. But just as that are heading out,, the grand kids are on there way in,, my little granddaughter turns 2 this fall, another round starts..

PS a word of advice,, if they aren't perfectly potty trained don't forget the extra pants. I had my oldest out on a gopher hunt when he was still in training pants, we were pretty far back in a field and well he had an accident. What to do,, well we went down to the dirty old slew, wash out his drawers and slapped them back on. That boy finished the day in black wet under pants lol. But hey he never shit his pants hunting again lol..

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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2013, 06:14:04 PM »
Walleyes, are you going to do the same thing with the present grandchild(a real sweetie) and the one on the way?  I saw Joanna, her mother, and the grandchild in the clinic the other day.  It sure looked to me like Jo was in the family way again!!!   ;)  Don't let them near uncle "toque" for bush lessons!! ;D

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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2013, 06:27:50 PM »
Yup,, grandchild number two is on the way,, should be here in Sept sometime..

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Re: Kids in the Outdoors
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 09:38:48 AM »

Not a kid anymore but she has been hunting with me since she was very small and is still one of my favourite "buddies".



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Re: Kids in the Outdoors
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2013, 10:24:46 AM »
Im heading out to Edson May long to do some scouting and prep work with the little fella.  Can't wait.

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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2013, 03:20:18 PM »
Now there's one happy young fellow, your teaching him well!

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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2013, 07:19:09 AM »
We have 3 boys too. 8,7 and 4. All 3 of them grew up in the bush with Dad but all 3 have different levels of interest and I had to learn not to push it. The oldest cant get enough. From the time he was old enough to walk & talk he has spent full days out hunting & fishing with me and only complained when it was time to go home lol. Naturally I just assumed the middle one would be the same but he is not. He enjoys going out chicken shooting or jiggin Walleye for a few hours but gets tired of it and wants to go home. The youngest is attached to Mom at the hip and though wer working on it he dont like it when Moms not with him lol.

The oldest one regularly comes out for 6 & 8 hour sits in a stand or blind, will hike all day calling Moose (and for an 8 year old makes a helluva Moose caller lol, had his first bull answer him last year, the look on his face will be burned into my memory forever lol) and gets in shoulder deep to the skinning & gutting.

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Re: Kids in the Outdoors
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2013, 10:28:09 AM »
We have 3 boys too. 8,7 and 4. All 3 of them grew up in the bush with Dad but all 3 have different levels of interest and I had to learn not to push it. The oldest cant get enough. From the time he was old enough to walk & talk he has spent full days out hunting & fishing with me and only complained when it was time to go home lol. Naturally I just assumed the middle one would be the same but he is not. He enjoys going out chicken shooting or jiggin Walleye for a few hours but gets tired of it and wants to go home. The youngest is attached to Mom at the hip and though wer working on it he dont like it when Moms not with him lol.

The oldest one regularly comes out for 6 & 8 hour sits in a stand or blind, will hike all day calling Moose (and for an 8 year old makes a helluva Moose caller lol, had his first bull answer him last year, the look on his face will be burned into my memory forever lol) and gets in shoulder deep to the skinning & gutting.

That's so awesome he's right into it! As for the others its really cool how unique and how individual having multiple kids can be. My little sisters are 16yrs younger than me, and the oldest, right into hunting and being outdoors, the middle is into boys, hair, dance and singing lol...the youngest is into archery and breeding birds and fish but has an interest to take up hunting. Its neat how children can be so similar yet  all differ greatly from each other, and great to hear you're wise enough not to "push" it for those in the middle lol :) good for you! Have a great summer and try to get a pic of his face next time he calls a bull....that sounds priceless lol. 
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Re: Kids in the Outdoors
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2013, 11:42:29 AM »
There are lots of fun times to be had by taking children with you when you hunt/fish/outdoors
my 3 son's came with me(single parent) every where from rock concerts/to back country fishing/hunting and the camping to the story's at the fire /meeting people from all over the world ...those children in the pic's with my boys were from Australia.. all my boys have fish and hunted and are outdoor men now with being versed .. one of them is not hunting or fishing any more but the other 2 are avid and still hunt/fish with me .. last year Nov 28 .. Nat got his 3 WT by 1pm, Jeremiah had a rough time at Camp Wainwright he missed a 190+ Mulie but that's hunting,, still we had a memory filled trip..

any time you spend with your children is Priceless!!! if its in the Great Outdoors its a bonus

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Re: Kids in the Outdoors
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2013, 11:44:18 AM »
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