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#12269104 - 09/13/17 Proud dad moment...  
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There is nothing quite like those moments you have when your kid succeeds, especially when they have their firsts. My 11 yr old boy has hunted with me the last two years and this year was his year to be the tag holder. We got on to the caribou pretty quickly and he took this bull on our second day out. There was one real big bull in the group but he wouldn't step clear of another one that was behind him so my boy decided to take this one and not run the risk of hitting two by accident. I cleared a little shooting lane for him so he could make a prone shot with my .300 and he dropped it in its tracks at 297 yds! I was damn impressed! I'm still grinning ear to ear!!


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#12269113 - 09/13/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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297 yards is great shooting. congrats



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#12269126 - 09/13/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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Congrats to the lad. Hope it takes a long time to wipe your smile off!


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#12269133 - 09/13/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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Ptarmigan;
Thanks for sharing the photo with us, I very much enjoy seeing the next shift of hunters getting off to a good start.

Please pass along congratulations to your son on that fine looking bull - good shooting too! cool

I'll send you a tip of the hat as well for taking care of the details to ensure the hunt took place.

Thanks again, all the best to you and yours and good luck on your remaining hunts this fall.

Dwayne


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#12269153 - 09/13/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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I'm impressed too. That photo is priceless, simply outstanding!



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#12269171 - 09/13/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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Kudos to the young man and his father!

#12269200 - 09/13/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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Awesome! Congrats to the lad, and you!

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Those are the kind of moments that non hunters will never have or appreciate and the kind of moments that us dads will never forget. You have a very good reason to be proud and a wonderful photo to cherish. Good looking young man and a great bull.

Way to go dad!! 👍


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#12269225 - 09/13/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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Mighty cool! And not a lot of folks are killing them yet!


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#12269236 - 09/13/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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Great moment in your life thanks for sharing!


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Bravo

#12269251 - 09/13/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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Too cool!! Way to go to your son and to you!! Wel done!'

#12269333 - 09/14/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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Too cool! Knuckle bump to the lad and to dad. Thanks for sharing.

#12269392 - 09/14/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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Ptarmigan,
Your 300 what?


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#12269564 - 09/14/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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That photo...it's so perfect that it doesn't seem real, like something imagined when planning the hunt. Great moments, and well-earned pride, for both father and son. Mine are too young yet for these photos, but I relish the possibilities in the coming years. Good for you, Ptarmigan.


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#12269676 - 09/14/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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What a great photo and proud moment. Congrats to you both.... memories to build upon!


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Outstanding ! Well done father and son


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Most excellent. That is a bit of a reach for a little guy.

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#12270038 - 09/14/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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Originally Posted by Ptarmigan
There is nothing quite like those moments you have when your kid succeeds, especially when they have their firsts. My 11 yr old boy has hunted with me the last two years and this year was his year to be the tag holder. We got on to the caribou pretty quickly and he took this bull on our second day out. There was one real big bull in the group but he wouldn't step clear of another one that was behind him so my boy decided to take this one and not run the risk of hitting two by accident. I cleared a little shooting lane for him so he could make a prone shot with my .300 and he dropped it in its tracks at 297 yds! I was damn impressed! I'm still grinning ear to ear!!


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#12270278 - 09/14/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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Well, dad, you got yourself quite a hunter there. Congrats all around.


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#12270337 - 09/14/17 Re: Proud dad moment... [Re: Ptarmigan]  
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Way to go. dad!!!! I can't wait to get my grandkids started , girl is 4.5 and Boy is 2.5, Built them both a mighty fine collection of firearms , hope they bite!!! Congrats!


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