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Old 09-19-2022, 10:02 AM   #1
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Religion, family, health and “Great Friends” are the key to a great life! No more on display than last weekend.

I was blessed to strike up a friendship through TBH with Mickey Phelan (TBH - gander) many years ago. Mickey has been inviting me to bring Breck down to Chambers/Jefferson County and hunt gators for the past few years, but with Brecks schedule it has made it almost impossible; that is until last weekend. Just so happened Brecks off weekend fell last Friday and we had Saturday and Sunday to get a gator in the boat.

I could not have asked for a better pre-hunt, hunt and post-hunt experience for Breck on his first gator hunt. Mickey, his family and friends are class acts and treated Breck like they had known him forever.

When your 17-year-old son looks you in the face and says “Dad, thanks for doing this for me” it makes this large world pretty small. I replied to him, none of this would have happened without having “Great Friends”!

Head cleaned and in the freezer, all meat cut up, packaged and in freezer. Will pick up hide for tanning from Mickey in a couple weeks.

I will let the pictures speak for themselves and continue to thank the Lord for such great friends.

Hope each have a great week and a hammer toad of a deer tied up for opening weekend.

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Old 09-19-2022, 10:08 AM   #2
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That's good stuff right there. Congrats to both you you. Well done, dad.
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:16 AM   #3
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Awesome!!!
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:26 AM   #4
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The pictures definitely told a great story. Congrats to the young man and way to go dad.


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Old 09-19-2022, 10:28 AM   #5
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sweet!!

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Old 09-19-2022, 10:32 AM   #6
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That is too stinkin cool! That kid is automatic...
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:33 AM   #7
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Awesome, congrats!!
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:34 AM   #8
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Congrats! Enjoy every minute outdoors with your kid!

I need better fiends.


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Old 09-19-2022, 10:37 AM   #9
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Awesome lizard!

Congrats!

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Old 09-19-2022, 10:37 AM   #10
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That’s dope, congratulations y’all
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:39 AM   #11
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We had an absolute blast Richard! Glad you guys could finally make it. You raised a great kid in Breck, look forward to following what he does in life.
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:42 AM   #12
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Good times, amigo.
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:46 AM   #13
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Nice! congratulations!
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:53 AM   #14
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Good work to all involved Richard and congrats to Breck on the gator.
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:03 AM   #15
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That's awesome! Congrats ya'll!!
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:06 AM   #16
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Wow
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:08 AM   #17
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We had an absolute blast Richard! Glad you guys could finally make it. You raised a great kid in Breck, look forward to following what he does in life.
Us too, and I tested his "greatness" Saturday evening when I pulled over around Centerville and told him we could either sleep in the truck in the bar ditch or he could get us home.........Ha Ha, we made it!

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Old 09-19-2022, 11:19 AM   #18
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Excellent! That looks like a blast and neither of you will drop that from your memories!
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:19 AM   #19
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Good stuff there. Congrats on a great trip!
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:35 AM   #20
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Father/Son memories. Cherish and hold them. Congrats to all and too a successful and safe happening.
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:36 AM   #21
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Dang that's a beast! Congratulations to everyone!
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:44 AM   #22
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Old 09-19-2022, 01:35 PM   #23
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Thats what it is all about.....congrats on doing life the right way !!!!
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Old 09-19-2022, 02:11 PM   #24
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Old 09-19-2022, 02:13 PM   #25
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Nice gator!
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Old 09-19-2022, 02:29 PM   #26
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Us too, and I tested his "greatness" Saturday evening when I pulled over around Centerville and told him we could either sleep in the truck in the bar ditch or he could get us home.........Ha Ha, we made it!

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My uncle did that to my cousin many moons ago, and they both woke up in the truck, in the bar ditch....on the passenger side door.
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Old 09-19-2022, 02:35 PM   #27
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Congrats to Y'all! Great memories being made!!
A BIG Thumbs up to the Phelan's!
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Old 09-19-2022, 02:37 PM   #28
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Fantastic. Good on all of yall.
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Old 09-19-2022, 02:39 PM   #29
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Another epic trip!
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Old 09-19-2022, 02:45 PM   #30
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Looks like the motor is still going! Man good to see posts on here. Mickey is a great dude that’s for sure!
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Old 09-19-2022, 02:51 PM   #31
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That's pretty cool, my boys keep asking if we can go gator hunting today
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Old 09-19-2022, 03:05 PM   #32
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Great stuff!!! Is that Harlan Hatcher in that second to last picture?
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Old 09-19-2022, 03:14 PM   #33
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Mick, I might print this thread out to show your favorite great aunt just how good of a guy you really are.
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Old 09-19-2022, 03:29 PM   #34
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Sure looks like Bigfoots skinning room/mancave

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Old 09-19-2022, 03:31 PM   #35
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My uncle did that to my cousin many moons ago, and they both woke up in the truck, in the bar ditch....on the passenger side door.
Have to admit, that crossed my mind...but if I would have kept driving we would have for sure found a ditch.........

Appreciate everyone's repsonse.

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Old 09-19-2022, 03:32 PM   #36
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Great stuff!!! Is that Harlan Hatcher in that second to last picture?
Yes sir.

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Old 09-19-2022, 03:39 PM   #37
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Great pics! Now I’m ready for a gator fry at the lease one weekend!
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Old 09-19-2022, 04:16 PM   #38
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Awesome! Congratulations to him. Great gesture also Gander.
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Old 09-19-2022, 04:17 PM   #39
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Yes sir.

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Ha! I thought so. I used to duck hunt a lot with him when I was a young kid. Probably 25+ years ago in Winnie. Good dude and never wore shoes!
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Old 09-19-2022, 06:14 PM   #40
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Congrats to the young man. He will remember that forever. Nice gator !

Is that H. Hatcher in one of the photos ?

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Old 09-19-2022, 06:29 PM   #41
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Great pics! Now I’m ready for a gator fry at the lease one weekend!
We can make that happen.

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Old 09-19-2022, 06:55 PM   #42
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Congrats!! Good job Dad
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Old 09-19-2022, 07:23 PM   #43
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Bro, you have to be one of the best guide dads I know! Good job y'all!
Oh, and I didn't tie one up cuz Ize hoping you would shew one across the road for me.......oh buddy ol pal!!
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Old 09-19-2022, 07:35 PM   #44
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Blessing behind every bend. Nice work! And congrats to Breck and crew!
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Old 09-19-2022, 07:41 PM   #45
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Congrats to all involved ! Interested in the gator’s measurements, length, estimated weight, etc.
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Old 09-19-2022, 08:43 PM   #46
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That's Awesome! Congratulations on the great memories made!!!!
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:09 PM   #47
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Well done!!!

Big congrats to y’all.
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:16 PM   #48
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Bro, you have to be one of the best guide dads I know! Good job y'all!
Oh, and I didn't tie one up cuz Ize hoping you would shew one across the road for me.......oh buddy ol pal!!
I can’t take any credit for guiding on this one, all credit goes to Mr. Mickey! I was just glad to be invited to tag along.

I told Breck to start shewing the bucks he was not interested in your way!

Crazy fireman!

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Old 09-19-2022, 09:17 PM   #49
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Congrats to all involved ! Interested in the gator’s measurements, length, estimated weight, etc.
10’ even, head measured 20” nose to cut line. Weight, freaking heavy!

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Old 09-19-2022, 09:23 PM   #50
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That's awesome, I don't know mickey personally, but have talked to him a little thru PM and think we have some mutual friends. You simply won't find better people. Good on yall, looks like a heck of a weekend.

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