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Youth Opener '17

Post by ccleroy » March 18th, 2017, 12:20 pm

What a morning, both my boys have had the flu and it has sucked, my youngest said he was still game for this am, even though I was hesitant. I made the accommodations to make him as comfortable as I could this am enough to weather it as long as he could stand. He got the whole show, plenty of gobbling, hens raising sand and this bird strutting/drumming all the way to the decoys. I'm certain I was in worst shape watching the bird come in than my son was. It's truly an amazing feeling sharing something you love so much with your kids and see that same love coming together. Congrats to all the youths today and a huge pat on the back to the adults that took the time to get those kids in the woods! Spring is here!

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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by KPcalls » March 18th, 2017, 12:22 pm

Good job :thumbup: congratulations little man.

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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by ole5beards » March 18th, 2017, 12:53 pm

Awesome job man! That smile says it all!
Pass the biscuits!!

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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by OLE RASPY » March 18th, 2017, 1:05 pm

Congrats little man. Good job. :thumbup:
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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by guesswho » March 18th, 2017, 1:42 pm

Sweet! Little man and ole man done good!!!!
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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by hookedspur » March 18th, 2017, 1:52 pm

Great job fellows ..Congrats

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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by timbrhuntr » March 18th, 2017, 1:58 pm

Uh oh looks like little brother has the bragging rights now.

Congrats ! :thumbup:

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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by gophert » March 18th, 2017, 2:23 pm

Congrats to the little man. You can't kill them in the bed.


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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by soiltester » March 18th, 2017, 3:03 pm

Whoopeee .. and congrats to dad and son for a great day in the woods!! :thumbup:

My buddy had 1st time ever permission on a place, and had 49 turkeys around them with 3 jakes beatin' on the decoy .. and Hunter clean "Missed" the big un' ... :shock:

I told him to keep on gettin' out there and git' the misses out of his new gun :LMAO:
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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by chatterbox » March 18th, 2017, 3:29 pm

Simply awesome! :thumbup:

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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by HunterGKS » March 18th, 2017, 3:52 pm

Congrats to Big ccleroy & even more to Lil ccleroy. Pretty cool to get a nice gobbler with a .410.
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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by vaturkey » March 18th, 2017, 6:38 pm

Congrats ! That's Awesome ! :thumbup:

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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by doublegobble1 » March 18th, 2017, 6:54 pm

Awesome!


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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by Suburbhunter » March 18th, 2017, 7:38 pm

:thumbup: :thumbup: CONGRATULATIONS to both!!!

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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by bigdoc » March 18th, 2017, 8:27 pm

WTG That smile tells it all.

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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by Grumpy » March 18th, 2017, 10:11 pm

Very well done
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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by Andy S. » March 19th, 2017, 5:44 am

That's awesome bud, congrats to you both!
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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by MKW » March 19th, 2017, 10:57 am

Very nice, Ricky!
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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by LeadSlinger » March 19th, 2017, 1:43 pm

Sweet!! Congrats to you both. :thumbup: Now that young man has the makings of a turkey hunter. He got out and killed a beautiful bird even with the flu, and the flu sucks. Congrats on a nice bird and I hope the boys both feel better soon. :struttin:
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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by hookinembig » March 19th, 2017, 3:50 pm

Tell him great job and nice bird. Awesome that he still wanted to head out even though he was under the weather. That is more than most adults would do. Its awesome when parents take the time to get their kids out in the woods. Great job guys!

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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by SC Limbhanger » March 19th, 2017, 5:19 pm

Man that is so awesome! Congrats to both! My son shot a jake with my persuasion.....1st jake I've ever seen with an almost perfectly full fan. Fooled me! I thought it was a mature bird w beard rot or something.......until I got my hands on it. U guys experienced anything like tat before? I find it to be very rare in my experience. It prob just happened because the day b4 I opened my big mouth and told a buddy that I wouldn't let him shoot a jake. Man it's hard to get my size 12 LaCrosse all the way in my mouth!!!!

Oh well! My boy and our host we're extremely excited. I was the only one slightly disappointed. After all, a seven yr old with a harvested tom can't be wrong

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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by hoobilly » March 19th, 2017, 7:41 pm

awesome job dad!

that boy has a smile them girls gonna love when he is old enough

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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by Shooter » March 19th, 2017, 10:07 pm

Lookin good!!! Gotta feelin it ain't gonna be his last! :thumbup:

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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by gut_pile » March 20th, 2017, 1:21 pm

Way to go Rico!
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Re: Youth Opener '17

Post by misfire » March 20th, 2017, 2:03 pm

Nice job Ricky. And my hat is off to the young man for sucking it up, I know many a grown man that wouldn't have done that.

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