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Thread: My Kids as they grow with hunting (Dial up be warning)

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    My Kids as they grow with hunting (Dial up be warning)

    The Take a kid hunting comp is what motivated this post....Some great times. I was going to take the kids out over the Holiday but work got in the way

    The best thing in the world to experience to Outdoors with the kids, I was going to do an Outdoors post with the kids but changed it to mostly Hunting as there is just toooo many pic’s for one post, Might do a fishing one when time permits. Still I wish I had more pic’s, Michaels first Goat I don’t have, His biggest fish (Thresher shark) and lots of trips that the camera wasn’t taken. It’s easier now with cell phones with good cameras.
    Don’t make the mistake I did…. Make sure you get plenty of pic’s with the kids out there as its reminds you of so many good times

    Rose’s First hunt

    And her first close look at a stag


    Kids first shots with a rifle



    Dad shot this but they still had to be in on it

    Rose helping Michael hold the possum but trying to hide so its just him..


    Michael’s trip to Urchin… Unfortunately the cloud rolled in giving no view out in the open, It was a good trip but with 3 in tow no animals dropped (Didn’t realize I would have David in tow as well until the night before when I was told he had promised Mum he would hunt with me….. Oh well better to be in the bush than home )






    Michael got to go on a neat goat cull trip, Great times indeed







    A local hunt, goats seen but left while trying to find the stag….Alas nothing shot this trip


    I took the family for a SI trip but not that much hunting was done…. The time we had set aside for that the weather didn’t play its part mostly but we did a few strolls in some good areas (The wife took near 3000 pic’s so have a few on the kids on this trip….this is a few of them)
    First stop to drop of an action and a big Thanks for the nights stay Brian and good to put faces to a couple of other names of Forums






    Rose stayed in the Ute this night as she didn’t like the Kea’s calling out





    With weather like this the hut was it for most of the stay here… Fine on the trip in and trip out but we did manage a walk before heading out













    Michaels first kill with the 6.5BR I built for the kids



    He shot those from over 200 yards away We had just spent the day banging gongs and he had hit the 650 yard gong with my 300RUM as well, Rose gave the 450 a pasting with my 243AI but unfortunately the scope reticle let go on that so she was limited to 35 shots … She would have shot every bullet I had out of that given half the chance, They were both on the money with the BR at 2/300. I don’t appear to have any pics from the shoot but others might as it was a day I setup for the Fish n Hunt forum.


    One of the Possum trips



    The only Pic I have of Michael’s first goat

    What was left of the 100gr Hornady pill (6.5)





    A trip to a fantastic place with friends and family

    Setting up the shot

    The result


    Another one …

    Michael practicing live capture

    Rose taking a goat at over 300 yards



    Still so many more things to do with the kids
    Last edited by leathel; 21-07-2012 at 12:00 PM.
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    mint, good parenting!

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    Love it,
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    Skills man!

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    Lucky kids mate!!! Keep the pics coming!
    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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    Another pic I thought I should add.... This was taken on another goat trip when we were shooting near a block of pines so we did a divert to show the kids some of the machinery.. Michael wouldn't go any higher on the ladder and I thought it was just the hight but you will note he isn't holding on with his left hand but tucking his arm in... Turned out he had broken a bone in his left hand when he fall earlier in the day. He did complain of a sore hand that night back at the house and I did note he wasn't using it but when pig hunting was mentioned he was keen to go the next day..Pig hunting didn't happen but we did do another days hunting goats and allmost shot a big pig



    It wasn't until me got home late on the Sunday night it was pointed out how swollen it had got when the wife saw it that I thought it might be a bit more than bruised so it was a trip to the Doc the nect day... yup broken
    But that is how much he loves hunting .... a bit of pain doesn't stop him
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    Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice write up David. I can't wait for Liam to grow up so I can take him hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Normie View Post
    Nice write up David. I can't wait for Liam to grow up so I can take him hunting.
    You got one of those kids back packs.... We could take him next week

    Just make sure when you do take him take lots of pics.. I have lots of trips that I didn't but then there was quite a streach I didn't have a camera..
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    Good shit leathel
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    Thanks for that post leathel ,i have four sons 8,5,2,1 and this is one of my goals in life to take them with me as much as i can. gotta take my camera next trip up the hills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    Thanks for that post leathel ,i have four sons 8,5,2,1 and this is one of my goals in life to take them with me as much as i can. gotta take my camera next trip up the hills.


    Wow! How did you manage to rig that one?!
    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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    Awsome post D. Makes me want too get home and drag my 2 ratbags around the hills.

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    I couldnt post the formula on here ,, but ill tell you round the capmfire one day.but alas i had a run in with two river rocks and all the ladys crying out for a hansome sun have missed the boat.

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    Give yourself a pat on the back there fella . Love the picks of the shootin the 22 through the fence . My daughter shot her first 22 about 3 weeks ago and she loved it , I brought her fist shogun on thursday, a single shot 410 bring it on.

 

 

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