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Just curious what do yall do to occupy the kiddos at the lease during the day and hunting hours if they dont go to the stand. I have a 13 year old and 4 year old both girls both seem to lose interest pretty quick. May be a stupid question just looking for new ideas. I remember when i was kid i was content just exploring around and getting into stuff i shouldn't, my girls seem to be a little different.

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satellite TV helps

but most of the time mine are riding around on the Polaris or making smores


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If I choose to hunt in a coon tail hat, a pink tootoo and hip waders that is my fine...
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Fishing, shooting, playing with rocks, climbing trees, take a nap, or just give them a bungee cord and an arrow with no tip and they will fight dragons and critters...at least that's what my girl does

iPad or DVD player goes in the stand to pass the time when rifle season gets here.


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We have family land that we camp and hunt on and have a huge sand pile covered and chain link fenced with lights. We built it for our kids years ago and now it's a big hit with the grandkids.

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To this day I can distinctly remember that the hours between 10 and 3 took about a week to go by when I was a kid. The men usually were napping. We played and fished at the pond/river mostly. I just loved hunting so much I couldn't wait for each hunt...


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Originally Posted By: txshntr
Fishing, shooting, playing with rocks, climbing trees, take a nap, or just give them a bungee cord and an arrow with no tip and they will fight dragons and critters...at least that's what my girl does

iPad or DVD player goes in the stand to pass the time when rifle season gets here.

This plus look for arrowheads.



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The grandkids bring board games and cards, that's enough to keep them busy inside. Outside they terrorize everything that moves. We also have a "range" set up for BB guns that keeps them going.


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Fishing, shooting, playing with rocks, climbing trees, take a nap, or just give them a bungee cord and an arrow with no tip and they will fight dragons and critters...at least that's what my girl does

iPad or DVD player goes in the stand to pass the time when rifle season gets here.

This plus look for arrowheads.


We have yet to find one in 20 years on the place, so we walk the old creek bed to find fossils


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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
To this day I can distinctly remember that the hours between 10 and 3 took about a week to go by when I was a kid. The men usually were napping. We played and fished at the pond/river mostly. I just loved hunting so much I couldn't wait for each hunt...
I can totally relate. My time was, while the Men were napping, spent with a fly rod and a popping bug on the shores of Toledo Bend or Sam Rayburn...Many bass were caught...They were released...In peanut oil.


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^^^ Wow, someone had rich parents to own fly rods in east Texas.

^^^^^ Found many fossils? Don't tell anyone, land will be taken over for new dino park.

Just joshing you fellows, good memories for all.


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There's a verified Indian camp on our place. The kids LOVE hunting for arrowheads....and the adults make SURE there are just enough arrowheads found to keep the kids interested. wink Some call it "seeding." Arrowheads are cheap on E-Bay. We've been doing this for a few generations and by the time the "kids" are old enough to either be told or figure out the truth they no longer need occupying and are more than willing to eventually deploy the same tactic on their own kids or nieces and nephews. We let the kids go empty-handed sometimes to keep it challenging. Sometimes they surprise us and find an "actual" arrowhead after a good rain.


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Kids at camp? Sounds like a free source of manual labor to me. Brush clearing, rock piling, feeder filling, food plot plowing and planting. Work 'em like a rented mule so they'll sleep good at night.

LOL....just kidding.


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There's a verified Indian camp on our place. The kids LOVE hunting for arrowheads....and the adults make SURE there are just enough arrowheads found to keep the kids interested. wink Some call it "seeding." Arrowheads are cheap on E-Bay. We've been doing this for a few generations and by the time the "kids" are old enough to either be told or figure out the truth they no longer need occupying and are more than willing to eventually deploy the same tactic on their own kids or nieces and nephews. We let the kids go empty-handed sometimes to keep it challenging. Sometimes they surprise us and find an "actual" arrowhead after a good rain.

cheers we did same with tooth fairy with our kids. Ya'll know story. whin woke up from me nap, grandson standing thar with a dallor, said here's for some dentures. flag



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I'll hunt all day....but my kids are all grown now so they grew up with it...


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I have an old school bus that we fixed up for the kids to have a hang out. My 15 year old daughter sits on her phone all day most of the time anyway. If her friends come up they hang out in the bus. One will be in the front of the bus and the other at the back and they are still texting each other. lol...
My boy has a spot in the creek that his is digging for cold in. I'm not going to tell him there is no gold there. confused2 he might find some. rofl


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I'll make a confession here: my girls like the outdoors and being at the farm now, but are just now getting into hunting (they are 18 and 20 now). But they were always well behaved. When friends bring their younger kids to the farm, it often seems like a beating to me. They seem to just run wild and stay constantly underfoot. They don't entertain themselves by exploring, etc. like we did and seem to require their parents to be entertaining them. Constantly butting into grownup conversations. I grew up in an age where kids respected their elders and were mostly "seen and not heard". That seems to be a thing of the past now.....

Maybe I'm just an old codger now IDK.

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I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


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Age is the key here. Sure some 7 and up kids are able to entertain themselves but the younger 3, 4, 5, and 6 year olds want to go along too and have to be occupied as well. That is where granny and grandad come in to play. banana

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I get it with the young ones. I am talking about 10-16 year olds. Just a little while back, a buddy and his 13 year old rode down with me to hog hunt-couldn't even have a conversation riding down for the kid constantly interrupting from the back seat talking about crap that's on a 13 year old's brain. Rude. No concept of manners. Dad didn't even attempt to correct him. Crazy....

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Originally Posted By: kagomez85
Just curious what do yall do to occupy the kiddos at the lease during the day and hunting hours if they dont go to the stand. I have a 13 year old and 4 year old both girls both seem to lose interest pretty quick. May be a stupid question just looking for new ideas. I remember when i was kid i was content just exploring around and getting into stuff i shouldn't, my girls seem to be a little different.


Why don't you leave them at home?

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Originally Posted By: kagomez85
Just curious what do yall do to occupy the kiddos at the lease during the day and hunting hours if they dont go to the stand. I have a 13 year old and 4 year old both girls both seem to lose interest pretty quick. May be a stupid question just looking for new ideas. I remember when i was kid i was content just exploring around and getting into stuff i shouldn't, my girls seem to be a little different.


Why don't you leave them at home?

know a lot of girls that age that care nothing about being at a lease. sugar & spice, & every thing nice. I've sat an let my daughter put nail polish on my toes , Not saying ya have ta do that. flag



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I have one granddaughter been hunting with me since she was 6. She is 10 now and took her first deer last year when she was 9. She totally occupies herself when in camp. My other granddaughter is a few years older. She follows me around saying I am bored every 5 minutes. If they don't want to be there it's hard trying to keep them entertained.

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