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Old 09-15-2019, 11:13 AM
Caza Caza is offline
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Default First time Goose Hunter

I am sure happy the Alberta Fish And Wildlife dropped the age for hunting!!
My son took the hunters ed course and practiced shooting. On opening day we got up at 4:00 and headed out to a pea field we had scouted. Jeremy jumped in to help setting up the decoys and blinds. I headed out of the field to drop of the truck and on my return he excitedly told me that a flock of ducks had landed and walked around him, even when he shined his head lamp on them they didnít fly!!
I settled into my blind and we patiently waited for first light. I would like to say the geese pored in and we shot our limits, but that was not the case. The wind shifted few birds came but the trip was a huge success, Jeremy took his first Goose!! I could not be a prouder father.
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:19 AM
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Nice congrats to the young hunter for life now Iím sure. Iím sure he will
remember this first hunt for life. I still remember my first goose hunt 25 years ago with my dad. First shot knocked my right off my feet into the back of the willow blind. But be damned if I didnít hit that goose I was aiming at. Good old dad had no mercy on me handed me 3Ē magnum shells first thing that morning. Lol
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:43 PM
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Have a 10yr old on his first season and a 13yr old on his second, both doing well, and having fun, except for the deke pickup time, bit slow moving come that part of it. Liked the look on the young guy's face last weekend when he got his first duck and then his first goose, he hammered them both, real good. Fun to watch the kids, but, we are going to have to start taking birds on them now, waiting too much on letting the birds work so the kids can have a chance, and the geese haven't been cooperating too well in that dept.
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:57 PM
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awesome the first one is always a memory never forgotten
there's a lot to said about spending time in the waterfowl blinds with family and friends
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If you consider an unsuccessful hunt to be a waste of time,
then the true meaning of the chase Eludes you all together
you only get a second
shoot where their
going not where they been,
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:00 PM
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This is what itís all about.
Good job.

There are no absolutes
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:07 PM
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Super job, Dad!
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:23 AM
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Great stuff!! My best memories were hunting geese and ducks as a kid...
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:15 AM
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Super job, Dad!
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:05 PM
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Way to go Kid!

Firsts in life get a special place in the memory bank.

I recall my first goose, pass shooting at Eagle Lake with Doug Barkley, the one-eyed Red Winger.

Single shot 20 gauge and I got two with two shots. Heck Yah, still smile thinking about it.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:10 PM
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Super job done I would say........Congrats and thanks for posting your story!
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