Took my son out a couple of weekends back as we had a bit of a "Boys" weekend due to my wife and youngest being at a relations golden wedding anniversary. He's been out stalking with me before and we managed to get a nice buck for the freezer but this time all we saw were does but he still enjoyed himself. Next event for the day was having a go with "his" newly acquired .410 shotgun which he managed to get about 4 out of 20 clays with and no bruises as he got before when using the 20 bore. This was followed by a bit of feral pigeon shooting with the airgun in the farm steadings and another stalk at dusk where several does were once again spotted but again no bucks. To top off a great day we then went out foxing with my mate and after explaining to him that the chances of getting one were slim we managed to get two, a vixen and a wiley old dog fox which I'm sure I've been after for a while. We were using the lamp to scan the fields and as soon as we got a flash went to the laser designator which worked perfectly and it looks to me that they just can't see it so should be able to get some of the lamp shy foxes that are on the go.
All in all we had a great day getting home just before 1am with junior sleeping 5 minutes after leaving the farm but he tells me this has been "the best day ever". Fox tails are currently filled with salt out in the garage as he wants a souvenir but told him there's no way his mum's going to let him hang them off his bed!!
I pretty much agree that this was one of "the best days ever" and look forward to taking him out again, chances are we'll be beating for my mate to pay him back for the stalking/clays/foxes but what a great way to "pay" for priceless days like these.