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My oldest son shot his first deer rifle today. .243 Rossi single shot with federal 80gr loads. He did really well, just as good as the BB Gun. Now we'll just have to see if he can continue his patience over the next couple of months, and implement that same success in the woods. Thumbs up

Afterwards we wrapped it up by picking up
other peoples trash left behind. Shame on You!

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Location: Nova Scotia
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Thumbs up Congrats to him. I love hearing from people who teach their children the arts of hunting and shooting. Thumbs up

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Location: Mobile County, Alabama
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Always great to see the youngsters getting involved.

Thanks for picking up the trash. Some folks have no manners. eye roll

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Location: Colorado
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Good for your son. I didn't realize that hunting started this early in NH.

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Location: Teton Valley, ID
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Yea, pass it on.

My grandfather used to love to say "A kid in the woods ain't on the street."

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bitmasher, there is no age limit in NH. If they are old enough to tag along, they go. When they can hold the rifle and show learned safety, they can hunt with an adult. Last year I heard of an 8 year old in my state that took a black bear with a .50 cal black powder. I thought that was pretty impressive.

wlfdg, I like that saying. I hope you don't mind if I start using it.

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Location: Teton Valley, ID
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jfrench wrote:
wlfdg, I like that saying. I hope you don't mind if I start using it.

Share and share alike I say. Thumbs up

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Location: Phila., PA
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congrats on bringing a new hunter to the sport...AND setting the correct example!!! Thumbs up