One Happy Dad!

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by 01brian, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. 01brian

    01brian New Member

    Dec 7, 2011
    Well, my oldest daughter, 17 was interested in going hunting last year. Well, today we finished the required huter's education/safety course and are starting to plan our first outing together. She is super excited and the guys did a great job the last two days getting us the info we need to be better hunters. I could write a book on how much we learned. It was great.

    She wants to go target shooting some more to improve her shooting abilites before she tries to take a game animal. So we are going out next weekend and I'll let her practice practice practice.

    So, now I'm going searching the archives for rifles for her and myself :)

    Thanks everyone and have a great night!
  2. dad2thebone

    dad2thebone New Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    How great is that? where do you plan to hunt and for deer i would guess. good luck ut there and be careful

  3. 01brian

    01brian New Member

    Dec 7, 2011
    We will be in northern colorado. She want's to try small game first, then deer and elk. I don't know if we will be able to do elk this year, but I will for sure plan a trip next year. Thank You!
  4. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Congrats, it's tough finding some common ground with teens. Glad she's so excited to go hunting, she'll learn alot about life and putting food on the table which much of the younger generation thinks nothing about. Food just appears at Wallyworld, right??
    I can't wait to take my boy on his first hunting trip next year. I'm going to start him off with my 7mm-08; some light handloads for awhile practicing and then slowly work up the recoil. ( which even full power -08 loads are not bad)

    Post up some pics of her first kill, can't wait!
  5. Zhurh

    Zhurh Active Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Upper Yukon, Alaska
    Good deal, My daughter has been shooting the 6.8 stag for a few years. Killed a few bear, and 7 caribou so far; would have killed a moose but the 270 is just too much for her.
  6. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    Great to have hunting as a family activity.

    Well done. Enjoy; have a great time.
  7. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Fort Pierce Fl
    We have to love our daughters who want to spend time with Dad doing anything!
  8. 01brian

    01brian New Member

    Dec 7, 2011
    Ah thanks guys...yeah, this is a cool thing. She is really excited and also wants to hunt bear in the future. I've been scowering for what to get her, I'll look at that 6.8 too...a friend was going to loan us a 308 to sight in and use for awhile...All I have right now is a 223 and .50 black powder (in-line).
  9. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Best thread I read tonight. Thanks
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