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Weste

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New Hunter
« on: May 11, 2013, 11:54:25 AM »
Well my 12 year old daughter just passed her hunting training course yesterday. This morning at breakfast she asked if she could go bear hunting with me next week. I got a little stink eye from the wife but she opened up to the idea after a few minutes. My wife's first animal with a bow was a bear, always a great way to introduce a child/new hunter to their first archery kill.

I love it!! I think I am about to transform from hunter to chief guide, cook, gutter for a couple enthusiastic kids for the next 10 years or so!! The 9 year old is ready to go as well but he has to be 12 in Alberta. Maybe try somewhere in the states with him this fall.

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2013, 01:35:48 PM »
Its the best guiding a guy could do,, there is no amount of money one could be paid that would reward you as much as guiding/hunting with your own children. I honestly have no urge to hunt with anyone else other than my boys.. I have waited a long time to get to this point having all 3 boys very well acustomed to all hunts. By far the best hunters I have shared a camp with are my sons.

You will enjoy every minute of it weste,, and best of luck to your daughter I am sure she is going to make a great hunter.


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Re: New Hunter
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 02:02:46 PM »
Awesome :)
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2013, 06:58:18 PM »
Hey Weste, that would be a good position to hold!

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Re: New Hunter
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2013, 07:54:39 PM »
Hey Weste, that would be a good position to hold!

You know it!! I can't wait. It's gonna be a blast.

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Re: New Hunter
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2013, 10:35:59 PM »
What do you guys think? Should I give her a shot at a bear?



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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2013, 10:40:51 PM »
Wow what a great shot.. :D

Sure Weste take her bear hunting,she'l have a blast.. ;D

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Re: New Hunter
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2013, 10:48:16 AM »
yep she is ready .. its her choice mom.. have fun with your daughter dad.. and happy mothers day

a hunting you will go next week enjoy your time together dad

Thanks for sharing

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Re: New Hunter
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2013, 07:38:16 PM »
Thanks guys. She is pretty gung Ho to go, I have her shooting off the back deck today to get used to a tree stand scenario and she did great with that. It's looking good for a great long weekend with my daughter bowhunting.

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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2013, 07:44:34 PM »
That's great Weste! Can't wait to see pictures of her success!
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2013, 08:01:02 PM »
Simply awesome !!! Good luck .
I'm from the country , and I like it that way!!!

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Re: New Hunter
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2013, 09:21:50 PM »
We just did some low light shooting off the deck into a javelina target at 20 yards. Yogi might be in trouble.

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Re: New Hunter
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2013, 09:27:06 PM »
Perfect!!
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2013, 09:42:40 PM »
Perfect!!

90 degrees tto the right and it would be...lol

btw.....great shooting.

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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2013, 10:39:46 PM »
      That's awesome to see Weste, looks like nothing holding her back.  Preparation is done only thing left to conquer is the nerves when the time comes.
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Re: New Hunter
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2013, 05:40:55 PM »
90 degrees tto the right and it would be...lol


You lost me, I don't get it?
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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2013, 05:46:52 PM »
You lost me, I don't get it?

Picture is sideways..lol

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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2013, 06:25:38 PM »
AH, LOL! I was trying to figure out where you thought the shot should have been, LOL!
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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2013, 07:13:17 PM »
Its the best guiding a guy could do,, there is no amount of money one could be paid that would reward you as much as guiding/hunting with your own children. I honestly have no urge to hunt with anyone else other than my boys.. I have waited a long time to get to this point having all 3 boys very well acustomed to all hunts. By far the best hunters I have shared a camp with are my sons.

You will enjoy every minute of it weste,, and best of luck to your daughter I am sure she is going to make a great hunter.

I cant wait for it with my kids I may never shoot another big game animal when my kids get going looks awesome weste   

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Re: New Hunter
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2013, 08:29:24 AM »
I cant wait for it with my kids I may never shoot another big game animal when my kids get going looks awesome weste

I am with you Jimmy!!  I am saving my mule deer draw for a couple years for when my son turns 12.  I will partner with him as the draw takes about 4 years here in Lethbridge.  He wants to hunt with a rifle so I figure a mule deer on the prairies would be a great place for him to start.  I have a couple places where I can get him a shot inside 100 yards.  I just built him a .243 and put it all in junior lengths and started building some "recoil sensitive" loads.  We are planning to start trying the gun this summer.