Had the chance to take the nephew out again today. Spent over half the day running around back roads having a blast, looking for coyote sign, and watching quail fly all over with another member on here before finally feeding the kid "lunch" at 5:00pm, at which point he was tired and not sure if he still wanted to shoot
. Are we still related?! But after lunch/dinner he was recharged and ready to shoot. And boy howdy did he shoot!!! After seeing him shoot, there is no way anyone would believe he has been shooting a shotgun for less than nine months
. I didn't think it possible but he is still getting better with every trip.
, it's embarrassing be out shot by a 12 year old
. For about half a second
. I had fixed a friend of the family's broken firing pin Friday along with some tweaking/shimming/machine work on the kid's old 20ga O/U that we started calling the ice cream gun after one of the old ice creams, the 50/50 Bar. It worked about 50% of the time
. Well they both shot just as flawless as the kid. One of these days I will have to try to video him, he is quick and
accurate! Throwing as hard as I can with an extended hand thrower he is on them and breaking them within 25-30 yards, and that's with his back turned and the gun cradled! And
with any gun I put in his hands. I hate him! And if that wasn't bad enough, for the next couple hours, every time we shot, the quail that we chased away on the way to our shooting spot would call again. That's just wrong
.I would have to say again, getting him out there with us last year was probably the best thing to happen to both of us, ever. Every day all we can think about is the next bird season now. Sorry you had to leave Mike, you missed some fun shooting, but still had a great time. Hope you enjoyed it also. Now, lets see, how many days left until dove opener.............