NEED SOME ADVICE

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by STUMP52, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. STUMP52

    STUMP52 Fawn

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    My youngest grandson is going to really start duck huntin this year since I moved back home. I bought him a new Mossberg 510 to hunt. We been workin on his shooting. Still hasn't hit crap on moving targets.

    So, if I can light em in the dekes, should I turn him loose?
     
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  2. hunt-4-life21

    hunt-4-life21 12 pointer

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    duster says no.
     
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  3. Marsh CallUser

    Marsh CallUser 12 pointer

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  4. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Surely he can hit em when they are back pedaling to light?
     
  5. HappyHunter

    HappyHunter 8 pointer

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    I think it’s really important to teach kids to hunt the right way.

    I wouldn’t let the kid water swat until he is capable of sinking 3 decoys with 1 shot.
     
  6. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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  7. rcatron

    rcatron 8 pointer

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    Y'all need to practice so you can both get that first shot off at the same time.
     
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  8. Giveem3outdoors

    Giveem3outdoors 12 pointer

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    Depends on age of the kid I suppose. But to me it's like if I take a kid deer hunting for the first time. Nothing is off limits if they want to shoot a spotted fawn. I let em shoot it. Same with waterfowl if he wants to shoot a couple in the decoys by all means let the kid. Its important for him to learn how to shoot em on the wing. But that can come later. I say dust em.
     
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  9. web splitter

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    Yes!
     
  10. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    Cheap zero recoil practice can be had with a pellet rifle with no sights. Anchor a plastic bottle in a pond and let him shoot instinctively. He will see the pellet impact and can adjust from there.
     
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  11. Brsutton86

    Brsutton86 12 pointer

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    My daughter is 12 and just got decent at shooting on the swing last season. She water swatted a many ducks for 3 seasons prior and much joy was had by both her and the mutt as well as me.
     

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