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Old 09-11-2017, 10:12 AM
Hair trigger Hair trigger is offline
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Default 40 years heres to another 40

Quick photo of our Sept 1st opener. This one was special as it marked the 40th year I have bird hunted with my best friend. We have been best friends since Grade 1. Started at his dads farm when we were 12. We have come a long way from water shooters and puddle jumpers to field guys, rubber decoys made from tires to Big Foots, hunting out of the 1982 Honda Civic hatchback to a trailer with lights, honored to hunt with some of the best dogs ever in Patches, Amber, Rebel, Bandit, Duke, Tazz, Fritz, and Buzz who we lost this summer.. Skeeba is left and new kid Nixon will carry the torch....

We use to work all summer to buy a case of Imperial #4's from Army and Navy downtown now we shoot steel.

Our kids hunt together and now they are introducing girlfriends. Throw in some guiding a number of years ago, and full time jobs lots of early September mornings but I wouldn't trade it for anything. The hunt is the hunt but the friendship and the camaraderie is everything.

Blessed to enjoy so many mornings. And in November when everyone is killing deer we will sneak out just the two of us with no kids no friends and find a small duck shoot where we will smack talk and shoot 16 green heads like we have done for 40 years and that will end our season..

Hope all of you have that friend you can share the memories with. Enjoy the season

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Old 09-11-2017, 10:38 AM
HappyHunter9 HappyHunter9 is offline
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Great pictures and post. Thanks very much!

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Old 09-11-2017, 11:59 AM
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That's a great anniversary. 31 years hunting this year with my best friend and 15 years with another. Very blessed to have longtime hunting buds. I'm not wealthy but do feel like a rich man, having the friends I do. It's great camaraderie that makes every outing successful.
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:42 PM
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That is super cool. Congrats.
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:44 PM
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Very cool, that's what it's all about.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:09 PM
Diesel_wiesel Diesel_wiesel is offline
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that is so cool
I had a hunting partner like that, but his life was cut short we had 25 good seasons together,
I have since searched and tried many different partners , but things just never seem to jive
I truly do envy you and your hunting partner and admire what you two share together
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:09 PM
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That is great to hear you have a hunting partner that you truly relate to, passed it on to yours, just wish the puppies lasted that long eh.

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Old 09-12-2017, 08:33 PM
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Awesome! Happy for ya.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:38 PM
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What a great post!
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:51 AM
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Great post! Just a question... do you think your having more fun now than in the Imperial shell/ Honda Civic days?
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:17 AM
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Amazing post thanks so much
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:37 AM
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Thats a great pic, and a nice story. Congrats to you and your buddies. I have been blown away by all the Canada Geese that I have been seeing here in Central AB. Growing up it was a rare sight to see some Canada geese while out duck hunting, and now there huge flocks everywhere.
One day I will have to go on a proper goose hunt. Thats something Iv'e never done.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:50 AM
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Congrats well done
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:08 AM
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Awesome legacy - thanks for sharing it with us!
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:32 PM
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I have that hunting buddy , nice post , thanks for posting
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:51 PM
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Awesome post and great pics. Having someone like you have as a partner is beyond words. In a hunting situation you just know what the other person is going to do and how they will react to various situations. I have been blessed with someone like that as well. His older son and my youngest son join us every year on our annual November hunt. For myself it's more about spending time in nature with family and friends than actually harvesting anything.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Hair trigger View Post
We have been best friends since Grade 1. Started at his dads farm when we were 12.

were you both 12 years old in grade one??

J/k.....good times had by all!!
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:58 PM
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Awesome post, Thanks for sharing. Quite the legacy!
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:19 AM
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I have that friend & family to share the memories with thanks for the post. Its a awesome feeling to be with them every year! Enjoy the season
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