The Hunter has always told the kids that once they were five they could go hunting with us. (Mini-me assumed he would be shooting a real gun….I had the Hunter set him straight on that one! LOL), so two days after they turned five the weather cooperated and was warm enough we could actually take them out.
We packed up and headed for a local lake. The Hunter knew we probably wouldn’t see a single duck, but the experience would be fun for the kids, plus not too cold or too extreme conditions for them at this age.
Munchie was more interested in the mussel shells we found along the bank, peeling bark from trees, and exploring than in the actual hunting. Mini-me took along his toy shotgun and ammo – the shotgun has a sling that Munchie made for it from fabric scraps. Big Brother and Mini-me built a small blind to hide behind and Mini-me had to try it out. The Hunter about fell asleep…..
Even if it HAD been a super-perfect, “there-are-gonna-be-lots-of-ducks” day, we sure wouldn’t have seen many….the kids’ strong point is NOT being quiet! It was a WONDERFUL afternoon!
Here is a montage of photos. Click on each one to get a closer view. We did see one duck, a merganser, which is something no respectable duck hunter around here would shoot!
PS: Is not Munchie extremely photogenic in camo? Picture this – me, the Hunter, Big Brother and Mini-me all sitting in our living room cleaning our shotguns/pistols/whatever when her date comes to pick her up!