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#5449614 - 11/30/14 10:51 AM I let my kids shoot the "good" deer
doogie Offline
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When I'm with my kids (ages 7 and 10) I give them priority in shooting "good" deer (bucks)

I have many friends who shoot the bucks themselves and only let their kids shoot doe or spikes.

Am I the only one who lets the kids shoot something first?

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#5449634 - 11/30/14 11:05 AM Re: I let my kids shoot the "good" deer [Re: doogie]
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good dad clap
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#5449639 - 11/30/14 11:11 AM Re: I let my kids shoot the "good" deer [Re: doogie]
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Nope, I do the same! Greatest thing since sliced bread too
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#5449644 - 11/30/14 11:14 AM Re: I let my kids shoot the "good" deer [Re: doogie]
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#5449650 - 11/30/14 11:18 AM Re: I let my kids shoot the "good" deer [Re: doogie]
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When I took my boys, they could shoot what fell into the management ideals I had at the time, fate chose what deer came into view. Don't think there is a "negative" either way.

I guess it could depend on allot of factors. If you're going for "work, reward" or what ever else you could be wanting to teach or pass on. I have a nephew that grew up around hunting and a hunting production show, his 1st buck was at a high $ place (LF) and he took an incredible buck, said "it was too easy" and hasn't been hunting since. Sometimes the the quest for the "big'n", is a great motivator to continue.
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#5449652 - 11/30/14 11:19 AM Re: I let my kids shoot the "good" deer [Re: doogie]
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My daughter is still too young to be concerned about that, but I guess for me it would depend on how into hunting they are. If after a couple of seasons of taking good deer, I'm still having to drag them to the stand, I might be more inclined to let them shoot does. If she's up before me, and can't wait to get to the blind, then by all means, I would love to let her take a monster.
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#5449654 - 11/30/14 11:20 AM Re: I let my kids shoot the "good" deer [Re: doogie]
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I'm not sure a 7 year old has an appreciation for everything that a truly good deer is.
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#5449657 - 11/30/14 11:23 AM Re: I let my kids shoot the "good" deer [Re: doogie]
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This reminds me of what an offshore guide told me off the keys last summer when I kept handing my pole off to my kids so they could catch most of the fish. He said nothing pisses him off more on his boat than when a dad will literally knock over their child to get to the fish first. Says he sees it all the time.

Come on guys, let the kids have the fun.
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#5449659 - 11/30/14 11:23 AM Re: I let my kids shoot the "good" deer [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
I'm not sure a 7 year old has an appreciation for everything that a truly good deer is.


I agree, if it comes to easy, where will the challenge come from.
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#5449729 - 11/30/14 12:23 PM Re: I let my kids shoot the "good" deer [Re: doogie]
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We let ours have fun, making the time as enjoyable as possible is what it is about. If the want to shoot, fine if they want to run through the pasture like wild Indians scaring everything within in miles that is also okay.
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#5449734 - 11/30/14 12:30 PM Re: I let my kids shoot the "good" deer [Re: iliketohunt]
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Originally Posted By: iliketohunt
This reminds me of what an offshore guide told me off the keys last summer when I kept handing my pole off to my kids so they could catch most of the fish. He said nothing pisses him off more on his boat than when a dad will literally knock over their child to get to the fish first. Says he sees it all the time.

Come on guys, let the kids have the fun.



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#5449761 - 11/30/14 12:53 PM Re: I let my kids shoot the "good" deer [Re: doogie]
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IMO, you are spot on, my kids shooting puts a bigger smile on my face than me shooting one, so I'm going to keep letting them. This is how my dad always treated me so I'm going to do the same. Your a good dad. cheers
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#5449764 - 11/30/14 12:56 PM Re: I let my kids shoot the "good" deer [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
I'm not sure a 7 year old has an appreciation for everything that a truly good deer is.


Your probably right but in time he will, and will be more appreciative of the fact that you put him first.
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#5449771 - 11/30/14 01:00 PM Re: I let my kids shoot the "good" deer [Re: Southtexas36]
doogie Offline
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I should clarify my 7 year old has not shot a deer yet, but when she is willing and ready I well let her. My 10 year old took her first deer this year, a nice little 8 pointer.

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#5449785 - 11/30/14 01:10 PM Re: I let my kids shoot the "good" deer [Re: doogie]
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I have sat next to both my kids and let them shoot very good deer. Doesn't bother me a bit. Isn't that how it is supposed to be?
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