Here’s a few pics of how me & my oldest boy (8) spent some quality time during his October holiday this week.
I try to spend as much time as possibly encouraging his ever growing enthusiasm for field sports by taking it all slowly, having fun, watching him learn by his mistakes but more importantly respecting the countryside and his quarry.
He eats what he catches and like most boys his age, loves the gutting, skinning & plucking of his catch…much to his mum’s delight….aye right!!!
Can’t wait for his younger brother to come for a little ferreting, he loved his fishing today so foundations are laid!!
Anyway, here’s a few pics I thought I'd share of our busy week
He absolutely loves this .
I leave his to set all the purse nets and do most of the ferret handling.
One rabbit unfortunately threw the purse net but thankfully my back up longnet gave us one for the pot.
Prepared it himself & had it for dinner the next night.
He was helping spot any potential Roe bucks & was getting used to the rangefinder….think it need new batteries now …
Keeping quiet, watching the wind and “thinking like a deer” was the lesson of the evening
He lended a hand to build my hide prior to my duck flighting the other night & helped prepare a beautiful teal I bagged off our pond for dinner ( clean plate once again )
Last jaunt of the season with his little brother’s first outing!!
Barbless hooks, pocket full of worms and a few wee brownies returned to fight another day.
Both of them thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a pleasant hour or so by the river. We left on a high when his little brother (4) caught his first fish!!!
Teeny fish but massive memories
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