View Full Version : Davids first ever hunt

old Grump
10-08-2011, 06:35 PM
Took my nephew out to the woods because this weekend is a special youth hunt. 15 years old and never been hunting and now he knows why I have been making him practice off hand shooting all summer long. Later on I will take him squirrel hunting but this was his first ever hunt. No game taken but clear skies, mild breeze and 80+ degrees it was an excuse to hunt in shirt sleeves. I'll have to get him hos own blaze orange before gun season starts but for now my vest while a little loose on him kept him legal. It was my chance to teach him some woodsmanship and that alone was worth the trip. Teaching him how to look, listen and walk in the woods instead of the front yard is a big difference for him.

Posed shot for a picture for his mommy and Great grandmother who told me no pictures, don't come home.


This is typical of the dead fall, this part of the forest is dry oak savannah and is a challenge to hunt. I love it almost as much as I loved the desert.

10-08-2011, 06:49 PM
Good for you OG, indoctrinate a next generation to save our culture.

10-08-2011, 06:56 PM
Well done paw paw. :)

And I have to say, it looks like the abundant facial hair runs in the family :D

old Grump
10-08-2011, 07:03 PM
Well done paw paw. :)

And I have to say, it looks like the abundant facial hair runs in the family :DYep no mustache yet but plenty of beard, he had to cut to half length before he could start school. When I was a senior in high school I grew a mustache...oh those were the days and it was very short lived. Of course back then you didn't wear tennis shoes or blue jeans or a shirt without a collar to class. Different times. I was 26 before I could grow that much facial hair and his is already thicker than mine.

Best part is he listens and soaks up everything I say like a sponge. I already trust him with a gun behind me more than I do a lot of adults I know.

Full Otto
10-08-2011, 10:26 PM
Looks like you're getting the picture taking thing down
Nice to see some pics from your neck of the woods.
Great weather this fall

10-09-2011, 09:17 AM
im sure he'll do fine