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Rifle season elk pic..
We finished our archery season two for two with small bulls.. have some great friends that hunt first season rifle and set up a nice wall tent camp. Wife is out of town and left me to my own devises with my daughter for the weekend.. didn’t want to sit in town so... she made her first trip to elk camp..
How old?! At 4 I started promising to take my daughter elk hunting when she was 8. It seemed so far off. She turns 8 this month and she hasn’t let me forget my promise. I guess she’s elk hunting next year!
Very nice! Enjoy...They grow up fast...
Great picture. Keep holding on tight like that, they are grown and gone before you know it.
She’s 7. We had a great day. We just made it home. I am watching one of the guys dog so had to come home but wished we could have stayed..
Awesome. 7 is a fun age! Enjoy it!
You two should of spent the night there. Get her back out there. My kid's best memories were made at elk camp. Kids love camping for whatever reason.
Great job Dad! Enjoy these days.
Very cool! My 10 year old daughter tagged along for a couple days this year during archery. She focused on raspberries.
I took my 13 year old daughter who's barely big enough to shoulder a high powered rifle on her first antelope hunt. Although we never got closer than 800 yards to an antelope she still had a great time. Her highlights were stopping to pet the horses in the pasture and me setting her up on a prairie dog town for her to shoot 20-30 rounds with the .22 (no fear, no recoil)
Young kids just enjoy spending time outdoors with Dad or Mom. It doesn't matter if they notch their tag or even if they have a tag. Get the kids out there early. Once they get to High School there's so many other distractions that can and will occupy their time.
Some of us will get lucky and have a hunting partner for life but the reality is most of us won't. Just the world we live in these days. At the least both of you will be able to look back and say we had a great time and made memories.
Take them with you while you can. You won't regret it.
Good for ya both.
Good luck, Robb
At 13 my daughter calleed in a bull for me and helped me pack meat out. She was building custom fly rods and was a pro quality fly tyer. We did many father-daughter camping, hunting and fishing trips. By 16 she had colored hair, a nostril ring, and was hanging out with artsy-city kids. Lost all interest in all the things we used to do together.
Danny, enjoy it while you can because we never know what the future will bring.
That is awesome! Make sure she has fun. Hopefully she keeps talking about elk camp until she’s old enough to go there with an elk tag.
Thanks for passing it on!