I am pleased to announce..

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Mr.Slickfish
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2009/08/04 17:12:06 (permalink)

I am pleased to announce..

There will now be 1,000,001 hunters in the woods this year.




 Lil Slick had just passed his safety education course! I can't wait to get my boy out in the field and away from the joystick. He participated some in the mentored youth program, but is far more excited to carry his own gun.

To me, 12yrs old is a crucial point in a young mans life. It's when he develops his sense of ethics, a set of skills, and a taste for our sport. I'm so proud I'm teary eyed. I can't wait to share the woods with my son...the way my Dad did with me. See yinz out there, hunt safely!

                                                                            Slick

I don't always snag fish, but when I do...
I choose Little Cleos

I'm the best looking smartest snagging poacher alive...
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    RhnstnCowboy
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/04 17:14:41 (permalink)
    Congrats. Thats great. I wish both of you guys good luck and good hunting. Its good to see kids doing things like that...

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    jerminator7777
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/04 17:14:46 (permalink)
    Congrats Slick! Hope he gets to love it just like many of us!
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    bingsbaits
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/04 17:49:29 (permalink)
    Congrats.....

    "There is a pleasure in Angling that no one knows but the Angler himself". WB
     
     


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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/04 19:06:40 (permalink)
    Awesome, big day for any kid!   Go get em!

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    DanesDad
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/04 20:59:10 (permalink)
    Excellent.
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/04 21:47:13 (permalink)
    tell the little guy we wish him the best of luck this year...
    and to be PATIENT !!!!
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    Mr.Slickfish
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/04 23:09:22 (permalink)
    He was impressed to see your kind words, thank you all. He's gonna do more small gamin' than deer this year. He enjoys kickin around the woods and fields, chasin stuff, more than he cares to sit still. He can only get in about a half day of deer at a time before hes finished, and I take him home when he's ready to leave. I think it's important to keep it fun for him at this age. I don't ever want him to feel "stuck" in the woods with Dad. He will get out for deer a few times this year, if I can find a "safe" place to take him...I'm beatin on doors now...maybe he'll get lucky!

    I don't always snag fish, but when I do...
    I choose Little Cleos

    I'm the best looking smartest snagging poacher alive...
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/05 02:05:23 (permalink)
    Make sure he takes a bite of the deer heart of the "First Kill" 
     
    I am always glad to see the younger generation joining us in the woods...
     
    Seems to be dwindeling with the deer population....



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    dstewart
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/19 23:57:03 (permalink)
    congradulations its too bad not all kids can get into the sport like their father or uncles do.  im happy to hear that he enjoys the outdoors as much as you do.  i hope my son wants to join me in a few years.
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/20 09:19:29 (permalink)
    congrats slick.

    My reports and advice are for everyone to enjoy, not just the paying customers.
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/20 09:44:56 (permalink)
    Congrats! I still remember my huntin' education classes very well. Looking for and circling turkeys in a cartoon and the best part of it all, shooting the 22's on the last day!

    Like a lot of kids I was gung ho from 12-14, in my teenage years and through college I was more lacksidasical about hunting but now in my late 20's I really, really cherish hunting with my father. It's special times to be at camp, in the woods, and hanging out with dad.
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/20 10:04:50 (permalink)
    Congrats Lil' Slick!! I like that bumper sticker, would really set my sister-in-law off . Wish you luck this season, make sure Dad lets you shoot first!
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    Deadbolt401
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/20 14:34:43 (permalink)
    Congrats.

    If I remember correctly, that class was hell. Hours long. I actually think It was 2 days.
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    Dan0348
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/20 17:17:27 (permalink)
    Yea, the class was a pain i took it a few years back now ive shot 3 bucks and 1 doe and this is my last year hunting.
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/20 18:45:25 (permalink)
    slickfish, you got me to recall first days hunts with each of my three boys way back when. i always started them off ground hog hunting and then squirrel season. both are easy slow hunts and you can show your boy hands on training better than rushing thru bunnie hunting and the excitement of deer. good luck and be safe. ~dt

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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/21 07:29:00 (permalink)
    Thanks everyone.

    The class was two days long...I took the test too. Some good info, and some not so good. We were forcefed alot of "opinions" that I did not agree with. I just re-educated the boy with my own "opinions" after the class.

    The bumper sticker does tend to offend some...then again, so do I. But my boy gins ear to ear everytime we head for the rigg....and that makes me smile.

    We are going to "take it slow" this year...squirrels, chucks, generally critters. I will try to get him out on a weekday or two for deer.

    I don't always snag fish, but when I do...
    I choose Little Cleos

    I'm the best looking smartest snagging poacher alive...
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/21 09:11:09 (permalink)
    The year I turned 12 was the first year of the hunter safety test, was only 4 hours long then. Any guesses on the year?
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/21 10:18:31 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Mr.Slickfish

    Thanks everyone.

    The class was two days long...I took the test too. Some good info, and some not so good. We were forcefed alot of "opinions" that I did not agree with. I just re-educated the boy with my own "opinions" after the class.

    The bumper sticker does tend to offend some...then again, so do I. But my boy gins ear to ear everytime we head for the rigg....and that makes me smile.

    We are going to "take it slow" this year...squirrels, chucks, generally critters. I will try to get him out on a weekday or two for deer.


     
    slickfish, hold on to your card and keep it in a place you will remember. if you ever go out of state to hunt, some states require a hunters safety card to hunt.
     
     

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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/21 13:19:06 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: bulldog1

    The year I turned 12 was the first year of the hunter safety test, was only 4 hours long then. Any guesses on the year?

     
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/21 14:02:46 (permalink)
    In our hunt. ed. classes we were told by the PGC to stay away from opinions & stress the facts,but it is hard to convey info without using your own life experiences. We always invite the parents to attend the class & take the test afterwards in case that the parents get the opportunity to go out of state in the future. Also by having parents around, it helps to control the energy of so many youngsters.It is intresting to see how many times the kids actualy outscore the parents on the tests. With the laws changing all the time it is a good thing to get refreshed on them. I do think that more ethics should be stressed,then you might not have problems like those that are being talked about in threads like (who should leave) on these boards.  sam
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    RE: I am pleased to announce.. 2009/08/21 15:23:03 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: fishin coyote

    ORIGINAL: bulldog1

    The year I turned 12 was the first year of the hunter safety test, was only 4 hours long then. Any guesses on the year?


    1974

     
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