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#3515745 - 12/25/13 03:39 PM I'm getting older....
blountcountyboy
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While setting at a family gathering early my daughter came up to me and whispered "can I go hunting when we get home". One of the women over heard her question and said "that's your daughter for sure" and my wife's cousin whose in her mid 20's said "girl, your not a normal teenage girl... it's cold out side". My daughter smiled and said "I have warm clothes". I was ever whelmed with pride.

My daughter is on the shooting team at her school and does pretty well. She has her own compound bow and tree stand that she hunts out of when her and her step dad hunt since I don't bow hunt any more. She has more camo than I do. She also made a 100 on her hunter's safety course, the highest in a BIG class of mostly boys, and busted 2 of her 3 clay targets and when the instructor asked if anyone would like to shoot some more she was the first to throw up her hand.

I have assisted her on many hunts and have watched how she handles a weapon. She's shown maturity beyond her age and I felt today was the day that I was going to let her go alone. Albeit a hard one. I was in the barn warming up the Rhino when she walked in and asked why I didn't have my camo on. I told her that I wasn't going and she smiled from ear to ear and said "REALLY".

I drove her to the blind, got her all set up but, I gave her one more test and asked her where her safe fields of fire was. She looked over the field and pointed them out. I told her to call me if she was ready to come home and that I would come back at dark to get her if I didn't hear from her. With that I zipped up the blind and started towards the Rhino but, before I got there she stuck her head out the window and said "daddy... thank you" I said "your welcome... just be careful please". She smiled and said "I love you dad."
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#3515749 - 12/25/13 03:44 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: blountcountyboy]
muddyboots
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Wow!. Great Story. Sounds like a biterweet day and a daughter to be proud of!
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#3515785 - 12/25/13 04:08 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: muddyboots]
7wsm
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YEP THEY SURE DO GROW UP FAST.
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#3515787 - 12/25/13 04:18 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: 7wsm]
Columbia Scott
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I regret never having a daughter. I guess alot of prospective boyfriend/victims should be grateful though. \:\)
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#3515830 - 12/25/13 04:59 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: Columbia Scott]
BH2424
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What a great story! My 4 year old baby girl and I went out for the first time last week!!! I loved every second of it!!! She had fun but secretly it was all for me..
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#3515980 - 12/25/13 06:32 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: muddyboots]
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Man, warmed my heart reading your story. \:\)
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#3515988 - 12/25/13 06:38 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: MUP]
Bone Collector
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Great Story! Thanks for sharing with us!
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#3515997 - 12/25/13 06:42 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: Bone Collector]
KPH
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I like that
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#3516061 - 12/25/13 07:25 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: KPH]
Gravey
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Very cool. My daughter got girlified by her momma and she never was interested. Thankfully we have a son that goes with me and does the shooting these days. Not quite old enough to hunt by himself yet.
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#3516078 - 12/25/13 07:43 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: Gravey]
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You are lucky! My daughter has growed up in a home where she is surrounded by whitetail hunting 24/7 year round.. She's 8 and knows all about deer. And I beg her to go hunting with me everytime I leave and she cares nothing about it. But I'm not gonna make her go.. So cherish it!
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#3516098 - 12/25/13 07:57 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: Nealmeally]
hunterncoach
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Sitting here with my almost 4 yr old daughter.... Makes a tear come to my eye. Wish you guys years if happiness with all your families
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#3516115 - 12/25/13 08:06 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: hunterncoach]
mathews338
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 Originally Posted By: hunterncoach
Sitting here with my almost 4 yr old daughter.... Makes a tear come to my eye. Wish you guys years if happiness with all your families
a big X2!

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#3516153 - 12/25/13 08:30 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: mathews338]
in the dog house!
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Thanks for sharing. What a great story. That day is in my future, and will sure be bitter sweet.
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#3516310 - 12/25/13 10:03 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: in the dog house!]
maddhatter82
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So how did she do? By the way that's awesome

Edited by maddhatter82 (12/25/13 10:04 PM)

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#3516415 - 12/26/13 05:46 AM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: Nealmeally]
PalsPal
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 Originally Posted By: Nealmeally
You are lucky! My daughter has growed up in a home where she is surrounded by whitetail hunting 24/7 year round.. She's 8 and knows all about deer. And I beg her to go hunting with me everytime I leave and she cares nothing about it. But I'm not gonna make her go.. So cherish it!


Don't give up hope. My 17 yr old daughter showed no interest until a couple of years ago when out of the blue, she said she wanted to deer hunt about a week before the juvy hunt !

I borrowed a 30-30, we shot just a little, and then she proceeded to drop a huge doe at about 130 yards.

She didn't get to hunt last year because of work schedule, but this year said she wanted to kill a buck. Luckily, she killed a small buck on the M/L opener.

She isn't into like blountctyboy's daughter yet, but may get there.

BCB, that is awesome!

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#3516443 - 12/26/13 06:37 AM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: Nealmeally]
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Great story .
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#3516448 - 12/26/13 06:48 AM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: pse2]
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Very cool. \:D
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#3516449 - 12/26/13 06:49 AM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: pse2]
blountcountyboy
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She didn't see anything but, stuck it out even though she said that she was FROZEN by the time I picked her up.
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#3516614 - 12/26/13 08:53 AM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: blountcountyboy]
Mudbone
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Awesome story. My five year daughter says she wants to be a hunter. She got a little bow this year from Santa.
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#3516698 - 12/26/13 09:50 AM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: Mudbone]
Winchester
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That's awesome, nothing like teaching kids to hunt!!
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#3516773 - 12/26/13 10:52 AM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: Nealmeally]
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Great story really enjoyed it.
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#3516778 - 12/26/13 10:56 AM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: WGK]
scn
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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#3516998 - 12/26/13 02:33 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: scn]
BigSatt
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Great story for sure!
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#3517190 - 12/26/13 05:18 PM Re: I'm getting older.... [Re: BigSatt]
348Winchester
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That's great! My little girl is ten and has been going with me for six years. She killed her first at six! I hope she maintains an interest.
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