Monday, September 27, 2010

The First Hunt - September 25, 2010

I am so proud of these three boys.  The worked very hard to earn their hunting license by taking a hunter's safety course the first week of school and passing a very difficult test.  Then they spent time learning to shoot.  Spencer got the ball rolling with the hunter's safety course, then Uncle Doug organized this first hunt.  Uncle Brett was awesome in helping the boys learn to shoot.  He even helped Ryan give it a go!  (Ryan cried and will wait a while before learning to hunt!)  The boys were lucky enough to be drawn for a junior hunt last weekend.  They went up to an area near Alturas on Friday after school.  They didn't get to bed until very late (around 11:00 pm).  Then they were up before 5 am ready to get out to the blind.  They learned alot from each other this first trip.  I wish we had gotten a photo of Doug out there.  My guess is that he was grinning from ear to ear while taking each of these shots.  The boys all got several birds, but only were able to find a few of them.  Ethan got two to take home!!  Chandler and Macky each got one!  They had a nice pancake breakfast out on the reserve.  Macky came home with a hoodie, hat, bird whistle and he even won some duck decoys and a bag to carry them in.  He was over the moon!  Spencer ordered Mac's gun today and a trip to Cabela's is in the works.  I think this is the beginning of great fun for these boys and their dads!!

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