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The $2000 appetizer #5304789 09/13/14 06:29 PM
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Well, long story short. I'm 43 and never really hunted as a kid. About a year and a half ago my daughter decides she wants to start hunting. So last Christmas we got shotguns. Took Hunter Ed. In the spring. Went to the range a whole bunch all year. Bought our licenses and some camo and went out with Blake from Duck and Dove on opening day for our 1st ever hunt. We brought home 7 dove. Could have brought home limits if we were better shots. Anyway we made some dove jalopeno poppers. They were tasty! I figure they cost us about 2 grand by the time you add it all up shocked. Oh well, it has been and will continue to be a GREAT bonding experience for my daughter and I that is immeasurable compared with the money invested.


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That's what it is all about. It's only money. Glad you are out with your daughter. Taking my 2 girls on an over nite trip this eve. Hoping the hogs will be there tonight and teal in the morning.


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Lol take her duck hunting! Then get a deer lease !!!!


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Congrats on a great first hunt!

Just like you said:

Shotguns..$$$$
Range time...$$$
Hunting licenses...$$$
Guided hunting trip...$$$

Bonding with your girl...PRICELESS!!!

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It's only money, finding something in common you can share with your kids, especially when they get into their teen years, is way more rewarding than anything else you would have spent that money on.

My duck hunting habits and focus has definitely changed over the last couple of years since my daughters have gotten older, 13 and 17 now, and like to hunt, but the fact that they are asking me when they can go does not bother me one bit, I love it.

When they can go, someone else is getting kicked out of the boat no doubt.

Enjoy it.

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we always joke about bringing home fish after a day on the lake, been cheaper to stop at HEB, but they don't have the sunrise's ect


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That cheap. Wait until you look back after 40 seasons.


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Originally Posted By: samsamthemex
That's what it is all about. It's only money. Glad you are out with your daughter. Taking my 2 girls on an over nite trip this eve. Hoping the hogs will be there tonight and teal in the morning.

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Add 20 ounces of delightfull beluga caviar to it


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Re: The $2000 appetizer [Re: KevinB] #5305328 09/14/14 01:40 AM
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Don't look at it as a $2000 loss. Look at as future boyfriends who will show respect


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Money well spent!!!

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Originally Posted By: Jeff Elder
Don't look at it as a $2000 loss. Look at as future boyfriends who will show respect


Trust me I definetely don't look at it as a loss. As you guys all know and have said, money well spent. Expensive sport to get into though. Way more than basketball or volleyball.

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Money well spent!!!


That's the way you need to look at it. It's not all about dollars and cents. It's about being outdoors with your family. That is priceless.


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My 17 yr old daughter is gonna tag along next weekend on a guided hunt just to see what it all about. You never know !!!

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I love spending time with the family hunting and at the lease. I know it isn't cheap, but you can make some awesome memories that are priceless.

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You will never truly enjoy yourself if you dwell on the money spent.

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Reminds me I need to hug my dad for teaching me how to do everything from set a trot line, to field dress a deer. Many of my friends growing up were not near so blessed. You Sir are a good father.

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But DANG exactly what kind of shotguns did you buy? LOL


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Originally Posted By: Yassir Sanchez

But DANG exactly what kind of shotguns did you buy? LOL


Got her a youth Weatherby SA-08. She will never outgrow it. She will stay on the small side. I picked up a CZ Canvasback on sale. The two guns ran us a total of about 1K. Add in all the shells we've shot this year, the gun range fees, the small gun safe, hunting license, camo etc etc and I'd say easily topped 2K total, Like i said, money well spent. And much of it was initial expense we won't have to dish out again.

The Weatherby fit her perfectly. I could have probably spent a hundred or so less, but I got what I wanted and I'm real happy with my CZ

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Awesome rock_on

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Sounds like a typical dove hunt to me. I usually enjoy hanging out with friends and cutting jokes than actually getting a limit. At least next season will be cheaper.

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Sounds like you got your money's worth and then some.

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nothing like teaching kids to enjoy the outdoors


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my daughter got interested in hunting at the age of 15. She has been my hunting buddy ever since.She is now 23 and called last night wanting to go dove hunting this evening. told her the birds were not flying very good right now but she doesn't care she just wants to go hunting.So I guess i'm hunting this evening.

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Originally Posted By: pea shooter
my daughter got interested in hunting at the age of 15. She has been my hunting buddy ever since.She is now 23 and called last night wanting to go dove hunting this evening. told her the birds were not flying very good right now but she doesn't care she just wants to go hunting.So I guess i'm hunting this evening.
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Hey, your a great Dad! I told my dad I wanted to go hunting when I was a kid and he though I was crazy... Needless to say I grew up in a liberal state, but I got to Texas as fast as I could!


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