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    Boy's first (turkey) hunt!

    On Saturday, I took my son Alex on his first hunting trip. He is nearly five and has really turned a corner in the last month in terms of behaviour and concentration. After we secured the final go-ahead from mum, we went off to a friend's farm in the hope of bagging a rabbit or two.

    Alex was given the role of spotter which he enjoyed.



    It didn't take long to work out that there weren't any rabbits about, but we spotted some turkeys in the distance. We made our way over to them using the hills as cover. We got within 50 metres of the birds and I decided it was time for a shot. A 22LR subsonic to the base of the neck did the business and I sent Alex off to retrieve the bird.



    We breasted it out and made Kentucky Fried Turkey when we got home.





    One happy little boy enjoyed his turkey dinner and slept well that night!


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    These are the best type of kids stories. Good on you for getting him out there. I don't think you can beat Father and son/daughter time like this.

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    Good Work ! , must take my 2 out again one is 9 now so im thinking its about time for her to shoot a critter of some sort.
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    Well done to father and son.
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    This is, without doubt, the best story on the forum today. Great work, and here's to a long and rich hunting partnership!

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    Thanks for the kind comments.

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    Great to see you both enjoying a hunt!

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    Hope he left the rabbit food on the plate.Well done.
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    Good on ya , bloody awesome
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    Nice one, can't teach them to young, the outdoors will be firmly imbedded in his memory.

 

 

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