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Idea for a 9 year old gift #6508156 10/24/16 01:37 AM
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My nephew asked for hunting stuff for his birthday, should be up my alley but I am stumped. I wanted to get him a 22 but his dad isn't one to take him to shoot it very often. So any ideas, I don't care to much about price range. I don't have kids yet so I go all out for these ones.



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Get him a book. My Side of the Mountain is a good one.


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Paintball gun ?

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Camo clothes and a "certificate" he can cash in for you to take him shooting or hunting....


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Re: Idea for a 9 year old gift [Re: Texas Tatonkas] #6508179 10/24/16 01:51 AM
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Camo under armour hoodie

Re: Idea for a 9 year old gift [Re: Texas Tatonkas] #6508187 10/24/16 01:57 AM
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Get him a backpack and fill it with stuff. That is what I did for my daughter and she loved it. I got her camo gloves, a face mask, her own binoculars, a camo toboggan, deer calls, varmint calls, and just some other misc hunting stuff.

I like Snakewranglers idea about the certificate too.

Try to think of stuff that he could use around his house or in his backyard since his dad wouldn't take him shooting much.

Does he get to go hunting much or just likes hunting stuff?


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I built an air rifle out of PVC plumbing parts, less that $20, neighbor kid is 10 and he thinks that is the coolest thing he ever played with. Uses a bicycle pump, PVC pip and fittings and a water sprinkler control valve. You can find plans on the Internet. Ammo is cheap a half inch spit ball. Or take a cupcake paper wrapper fill it with some confetti and it is a shotgun. No range pretty safe with common sense. His mother might have wanted to kill me and him when we shot the confetti in the living room, but his dad busted a gut laughing.

Get a couple of cans of camo paint nd you can paint it together after he gets it.


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How far do you live from him? Get him the gun and you take him shooting. You'll be his favorite uncle.


Re: Idea for a 9 year old gift [Re: dogcatcher] #6508211 10/24/16 02:11 AM
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I built an air rifle out of PVC plumbing parts, less that $20, neighbor kid is 10 and he thinks that is the coolest thing he ever played with. Uses a bicycle pump, PVC pip and fittings and a water sprinkler control valve. You can find plans on the Internet. Ammo is cheap a half inch spit ball. Or take a cupcake paper wrapper fill it with some confetti and it is a shotgun. No range pretty safe with common sense. His mother might have wanted to kill me and him when we shot the confetti in the living room, but his dad busted a gut laughing.

Get a couple of cans of camo paint nd you can paint it together after he gets it.


Ok, that is really cool. We used to build bigger versions that weren't as safe, so not sure why I never thought about that.

I'm going to build my kids one...my wife is going to kill me rofl


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Get him a can of copenhagen snuff

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Bunch of good ideas here, thanks everyone cheers



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spend time with him doing what he suggests

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A lab pup is kind of hunting stuff right?


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Get him a metal detector... That way he can hunt for all kinds of cool stuff up


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Get him a hunting dog.


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get him a blow dart gun......andddddd a can of copenhagen


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I can't remember most of the junk I got as a kid, but I do remember every time an adult I looked up to went out of his way to spend time with me doing something fun. Crazy how those moments got so imprinted in my mind while much of my childhood is just a blur.

Yeah, you gotta get something to unwrap, but as others have said, its the time spent that has real value. A hunting trip certificate and a trip to academy to shop with him for stuff before trip - mixing time and stuff in a shopping spree. If he hasn't done Hunters ed, do that with him. If you want to splurge, get him a lifetime license if you can get one for kids...

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I like the backpack idea filled with hunting items.. also, a good quality pocket knife would be a memorable gift..

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Shooting lessons at a range ?

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Donate to TX Youth hunting program.... better to donate then to waste it in taxes

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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Get him a book. My Side of the Mountain is a good one.



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You could always take him hunting. I know a place.


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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Get him a book. My Side of the Mountain is a good one.
Great book and movie. Read it when I was around 12 yo. Remember it like it was yesterday.


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Lifetime hunting/fishing license

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Lifetime hunting/fishing license
Awesome idea up

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