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a bit of pride and hope

WeatherbyWeatherby Senior MemberPosts: 4,953 Senior Member
This young man I was privileged to mentor last year in our states youth turkey hunt.
Both his dad and he were greenhorns
His name is Andy and he "is" a hunter.
It is in his blood.
He sure reminds me of me.
I did all I could on our one day together but failed.
I was able to get birds going and a lot was learned.
His father he and I have become friends and I share anything I can with them.
Even had some help from a member here EH ZEE.....yes that's the kid.



Today was his day and I was rewarded.....first to hear and thanked

Kid will have to go some to beat this one.
Stats: 11 inch beard 1 1/4 spurs and 23 pounds

Both him and his dad are great people and I'm a tough critic.

Man that bird has a rope..... got to teach him pictures if he is going to score like this


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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,282 Senior Member
    No kidding he is going to have to work to top that bird, nicely done.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,146 Senior Member
    Nice very nice
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,282 Senior Member
    Forgot to ask, gun, choke, and load info please. How many yards was the shot?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    No kidding he is going to have to work to top that bird, nicely done.

    Been texting with his dad and don't think he has landed yet......something about planning deer already....LOL
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Forgot to ask, gun, choke, and load info please. How many yards was the shot?

    I didn't ask him on that......I know the opportunity first came at 6 it didn't happen no shot and he was called back at 9
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Iffin I kill one that big I'm gonna have to get me a bigger frying pot. Way to go Kid!!!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,554 Senior Member
    Well done!

    Which kid we talking about? Do I know them?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Well done!

    Which kid we talking about? Do I know them?

    He's going to reload and shoots a .308......personally no you don't.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,187 Senior Member
    That is an awesome bird.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Definitely a beautiful bird!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    You are a good man to volunteer such help. :up:
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,554 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    He's going to reload and shoots a .308......personally no you don't.

    Ah! Needed a memory refresher.
    :up:
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    :applause:
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • wildgenewildgene Senior Member Posts: 1,036 Senior Member
    ...well, you might not have been able to get him into a bird last yr., but it sure looks like you gave him the "bug" & got him off to a great start...
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    You are a good man to volunteer such help. :up:


    Well I was volunteered........That Grizz1219 guy did it to me.
    Some sort of payback for the fence jokes he has endured.
    He/Grizz1219 is very involved in the NWTF and donates a lot of his time.
    Me it was a one shot deal that I stuck with just helping this kid and his dad because of their enthusiasm.....so nothing much on my part
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    wildgene wrote: »
    ...well, you might not have been able to get him into a bird last yr., but it sure looks like you gave him the "bug" & got him off to a great start...

    He has the bug so bad it's ridiculous.....No more sleep for him the night before a hunt
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Awesome job, Hats off to you sir!
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    Well I was volunteered........That Grizz1219 guy did it to me.
    Some sort of payback for the fence jokes he has endured.
    He/Grizz1219 is very involved in the NWTF and donates a lot of his time.
    Me it was a one shot deal that I stuck with just helping this kid and his dad because of their enthusiasm.....so nothing much on my part

    BS Too Bro, that is all about people like you. That's what this world needs is more like you that will take the time and make the effort to help dreams come true in the shooting and hunting field and to help make new hunters, shooters, and just gun people in general. Good on you Weatherby!!!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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