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Old 12-07-2022, 02:53 PM   #1
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Like most of you, I grew up in a hunting family and have been ‘in da woods” since I was old enough to walk. The twins were in the duck/deer blind with me early in life and this year…we’re extending the tradition. I’ve spent most of this season being “Papi” and guide for my 10-yr old grandson Darrin. I started him out shooting one of the lil Handi Rifles in .223 cal and spent some time at the range with him. In early October, we were up to the ranch to try and get him his first harvest. He and I were in the blind when some whitetail does and a small buck walked in. I explained that the season wasn’t open for them so they couldn’t be shot. Shortly afterwards, a nice axis doe came in and just as I was readying him for a shot…one of his uncles shot a pig on the other side of the property so everything scattered and only the WT came back. Crickets!

Fast forward to post Thanksgiving when we could head back up to the ranch for another hunt. We were in the blind for an evening sit when suddenly I caught movement coming through the brush. I whispered that there were 4 hogs coming in so he needed to get ready. As they fed nervously, out of the brush steps a brute of a boar. He ran everything else off and just started gorging himself on corn. Now…I’m in a dilemma. Should I let a first time kid hunter take a 105yd shot at an animal this big…with a .223 (55gr s.p.) bullet? He was soooo calm and cool and just waiting on the ok from Papi. Before I could get the words “Take Him” out…I heard the roar of his rifle and saw the big boar stumble as he tried to run off. It appeared to be a nice hit but honestly…I was very skeptical we would ever see this hog again. I waited til dark and went down to assess the situation. There was sparce blood on a few cactus plants so I decided to back out until the morning to track him. It was going to be in the 40’s that nite and I didn’t feel comfortable tracking a wounded hog in the dark, lol.

We got up the next morning and headed back to the area. One of the twins quickly found a huge puddle of blood (that I had missed ☹) that led us on a very easy, quick 40 yd track to find the huge boar piled up under a tree. I was in awe. I’ve owned this place for 26 years and a this 10-yr old kid has just shot the biggest boar taken off the property with a .223. It was the same elated/proud/nervous feeling that I had when the boys and my daughter (his mom) took their first animals. I said a Thank You prayer not for the kill…but for the opportunity and experience to have this time outdoors with my family. Now? He’s got me re-arranging the game room to make room for his trophy boar shoulder mount when its finished next year.

Good Hunting to you all!

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Old 12-07-2022, 03:01 PM   #2
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Good stuff!!!!! Big congrats to y’all. I sure enjoy seeing threads like this!
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Old 12-07-2022, 03:02 PM   #3
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Awesome all around! Congrats!
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Old 12-07-2022, 03:08 PM   #4
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Love it! Congrats on a great Moment.
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Old 12-07-2022, 03:09 PM   #5
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That is what life is about. Great hunt
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Old 12-07-2022, 03:09 PM   #6
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Awesome!
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Old 12-07-2022, 03:13 PM   #7
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Good stuff. Congrats to Darrin and proud grandpa.
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Old 12-07-2022, 03:15 PM   #8
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That is some awesome stuff right there


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Old 12-07-2022, 03:18 PM   #9
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way to go little man!
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Old 12-07-2022, 03:29 PM   #10
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Congrats to Lil Man. Great job Papi.
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Old 12-07-2022, 03:34 PM   #11
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Wow...great hog and great job by the little man. Congrats to the family for keeping the hunting heritage alive!
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Old 12-07-2022, 03:43 PM   #12
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What a great post! Congrats!!!
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Old 12-07-2022, 03:47 PM   #13
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Awesome, congrats to the next generation, and you!
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Old 12-07-2022, 04:27 PM   #14
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Awesome!!!
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Old 12-07-2022, 04:29 PM   #15
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Great stuff right here, just look at that boy smile!
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Old 12-07-2022, 04:32 PM   #16
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Congratulations to Darrin! What a great memory.. can't wait to see that shoulder mount!
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Old 12-07-2022, 04:34 PM   #17
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Awesome Stuff!!! Way to Go!!!
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Old 12-08-2022, 10:15 AM   #18
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Great story - what a great legacy of family hunting!

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-08-2022, 11:24 AM   #19
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Awesome write up and congrats to the young man!
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Old 12-08-2022, 11:25 AM   #20
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This right here is what it's all about! Congrats.
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Old 12-08-2022, 11:25 AM   #21
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Great story!
Congrats to the whole Family! Raising them right!!
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Old 12-08-2022, 11:29 AM   #22
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Good stuff right there! Congrats to the young man! Is this one of the twins' boy?
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Old 12-08-2022, 11:31 AM   #23
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Congratulations that’s cool.
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Old 12-08-2022, 11:43 AM   #24
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That's a stud of a pig lil man!
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Old 12-08-2022, 12:10 PM   #25
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Greatness!
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Old 12-08-2022, 12:12 PM   #26
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Congrats!
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Old 12-08-2022, 12:47 PM   #27
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Heck yeah Papi! Congrats to your grandson. I have always enjoyed your updates!

Any marathons lately?


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Old 12-08-2022, 12:49 PM   #28
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Awesome story and congrats to your grandson. Great job Papi!
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Old 12-08-2022, 12:56 PM   #29
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This is what it’s all about! A hunt he’ll never forget and a huge boar with huge cutters to boot. Congrats to you all and keep up the good work!
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Old 12-08-2022, 01:06 PM   #30
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Very cool congratulations!
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Old 12-08-2022, 01:21 PM   #31
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Awesome stuff


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Old 12-08-2022, 01:36 PM   #32
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Thanks for all the comments and I'm sharing them with him so he's feeling like a Big Wheel now.

Note to Smart ...No sir. The twins are single and "enjoying" life w/no kids lol. Darin is my daughter's son . My son-in-law is a city boy so Darrin get's his outdoors fulfilment with us .

Note to Manwitaplan...Training for Houston right now. The boys signed up to do it again with me this year . we did 18 iles last weekend and will do our peak (20-mile) run in a couple of weeks.
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Old 12-08-2022, 01:42 PM   #33
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Congrats to the little man getting it done.

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Old 12-08-2022, 03:21 PM   #34
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Dang that a BIG one!
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