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03-23-2012, 07:48 AM
For years my daughter has been going along with me on my hunts. She has even called in many turkeys and elk but she has never carried a weapon. After shooting last years bird she said, "That's it, I'm getting my hunter safety and your calling for me." Well she passed her hunter safety last week and she will hunt for her first time in April. I will carry my bow and she will carry my shotgun. It could be a first for the both of us; I still have never shot anything with my bow and she hopefully will get her first turkey.

Double S
03-23-2012, 08:44 AM
A big congrats to you and your Daughter. When it comes to Turkey's. Slow movements if you have to move around. Try not to move at all if they are in range. try to set up in a shaded area. Break up your human silhouette if possible with camo, Gillie netting or use the natural vegetation to make yourself blend in. When it comes to bows. have your bow at the ready, slow movements when getting into Shooting, anchoring position. I find that less calling is better than excessive calling. Just my two cents.

Happy hunting!.

03-23-2012, 10:38 AM
Congrats, I'm sure you'll spend many hours together in the field enjoying the bonding nature gives. My girlfriend just took and passed her hunter's safety course too so she could go hunting. Bought her license and tags last week. At 51, she never thought she'd turn into a hunter, but she's more excited about turkey season than I am. lol She'll be taking a shotgun of course, but the way she's been shooting her bow, she'll be ready for archery deer in fall.

03-23-2012, 11:31 AM
congrats too all the new hunter's nice to read the young an oleder ladys joining in the hunt.
OP.. way to go enjoy your time in the field with your daughter hope she tags a big tom.

03-23-2012, 12:28 PM
I bet it's nice to have a caller,now you can double up on them turkey's..........

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-23-2012, 01:14 PM
Cool and congrats!

Hutch :cool:

04-06-2012, 04:55 AM
Thanks everyone. We purchased our turkey licenses on Tuesday. The youth hunt begins tomorrow with the regular hunt begining on the 15th. My daughter is excited. It was fun watching her purchase her first hunting license. The smile she had on her face was amazing. She was so happy. I bet she doesn't sleep well tonight. As far as that goes, I might not as well.

Double S
04-06-2012, 06:22 AM
I wish you two a fun, safe and bountiful hunt.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-06-2012, 11:54 AM
Love it! hope it goes very well Congrats!!


Lung Buster
04-06-2012, 12:58 PM
That is so great to get the young ones started in the sport! We need them to keep it alive! My daughter just got her firearms license a couple weeks ago and she is stoked to go turkey hunting on the 21st it is our youth day here in jersey! Good luck and congrats

04-07-2012, 02:31 AM
Congrats on the bonding !!!!!! best way to start a long relationship with yer daughter,dosnt get better than that . GOOD LUCK ON THE HUNT!!!! hope u both bag birds!!!!!!!!!!:cool:

04-13-2012, 10:05 AM
For years my daughter has been going along with me on my hunts. She has even called in many turkeys and elk but she has never carried a weapon.

Well, her opening weekend hunt wasn't the best ever. She is used to seeing and hearing birds on opening day and usually we tag out. We were hoping it would be like that.

We never saw or even heard a bird this weekend. When we got home I told my daughter I felt bad that her hunt was slow and somewhat boring. She replied, "Are you kidding. I had a blast, I was the one holding the gun."

I am glad she enjoyed it but I still hope the remainder of the hunt becomes more active. The hunt continues on the 15th. and only time will tell.

Lung Buster
04-14-2012, 07:00 AM
Sorry to hear you had a slow hunt but it seems like it is very slow every where i am glad your daughter had a good time any way seems like she has learned at a young age it is not always about the kill! I hope things get better this weekend for you.

Double S
04-14-2012, 02:26 PM
Sorry to hear about your slow hunt. I wish you two the best on the next hunt. You will have tons more to look forward to.