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Jakes first Deer Hunt
« on: October 21, 2016, 01:09:57 PM »
Jake "The Catfish Catcher, my grandson, will be going on his first deer hunt tomorrow. He will be strictly an observer but it will be a good introduction for him. We are meeting bugfixer at camp around 6 this evening. We'll have some supper and goof around until bedtime. Tomorrow morning is supposed to be in the 40's and we will sit in a popup blind we setup a few months ago. Its on a very small food plot, that didn't come up good because of a lack of rain, but there is also some corn on the ground there. We have been getting some pics of does and racked bucks there in the mornings but nothing I would consider as a shooter. My hope is we just see some deer so I can get his reaction and get him excited...
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Re: Jakes first Deer Hunt
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2016, 01:50:54 PM »
Sounds like a great plan!  Taking a youngster to the deer woods is always interesting!  Hope y'all have a great evening and a great hunt tomorrow!
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Re: Jakes first Deer Hunt
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2016, 03:24:31 PM »
Dress him warm and perk his interest with stories and he will have a great time. @--0--0101
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Re: Jakes first Deer Hunt
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2016, 07:43:48 PM »
Looking forward to hearing about Jakes first hunt.  I've learned if you bring some snacks and a little something to keep them Occupied they will sit longer.  Hope y'all have a great weekend. 
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Re: Jakes first Deer Hunt
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2016, 10:13:43 AM »
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Re: Jakes first Deer Hunt
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2016, 08:22:57 AM »
Not too bad for the first trip. The snack idea would have helped as well as some hothands to keep his hands warm. Lesson learned. We did sit until about 8 AM and while he wasn't super still we did have fun and I wanted it to be fun. No deer seen but good first trip. If he had had signal for his tablet he could have sat still for hours but unfortunately most of our new land has little to no service for ATT.
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Re: Jakes first Deer Hunt
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2016, 09:03:01 AM »
download some apps he can play without any kind of signal. 

Here is my strategy: Go to the blind and don't get anything out.  Sit until he starts getting too bored.  I'll stretch it out a little.  Hopefully during this time some animals will come through or something is going on to get his attention and curiosity.  But if its quiet I'll get out the Ipad and hand it to him.  That buys you at least another hour.  Then he says, "dad I'm hungry".  That's when the snack and drink come out of the pack.  That buys you another half hour or so.  when they get a little older bring a couple of pieces of wood to the blind to whittle.  Cole likes to draw.  I've even brought things to the blind for that. 

If you can get 2 hours in the blind you're doing good.  Camp is what the really like. But if you can get them in the blind and actually get to see some deer that really helps. Keep up the good work Gramps!
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Re: Jakes first Deer Hunt
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2016, 11:27:27 AM »
very good tips! I didn't take my kids until they were a little older. Jake is 5 so he needs different prep work. LOL
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Re: Jakes first Deer Hunt
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2016, 12:30:39 PM »
Any time spent with Grandpa is special...keep it up and he'll be your fishing and hunting buddy for many years to come!
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Re: Jakes first Deer Hunt
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2016, 02:15:59 PM »
I wrote a story about our first adventure and posted it here.  I think Cole was 3 and Logan was 5 at the time.  I may need to find it for another read.  I remember it involving blood (mine) and getting stuck.
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Re: Jakes first Deer Hunt
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2016, 03:04:55 PM »
Here it is.  I remember that day like it was yesterday.  And every word is true.  What an adventure that was!

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