Hunting with your wife!!

Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by salthunter, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    I have never quite been able to grasp a person being afraid of simply being near a gun. I can get not liking them or not wanting to own or use them, but being scared because one is in a box in the room with you is just a little irrational. Granted I'm pretty heavily biased as they have been such a constant, normal thing my whole life--simply a tool to do a job much like a hammer or a saw, but still.
     
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  2. Old Carver

    Old Carver Senior Refuge Member

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    Started hunting with my wife on our second date. I handed her a sxs 20 ga and showed her how to use it (she only knew pumps). Off we went. Got a bunch of quail and grouse that trip. She was amazed I handed her a gun. She said everyone she'd ever dated took her hunting just to have her go along. No one wanted a "girl" handling a gun. Heaven forbid.
    That is one of the things that sealed the deal. We've hunted and fished together for 37 yrs now. Even went elk hunting on our honeymoon. She got a small bull the second evening.
    Now we're older she will fish and caribou hunt but duck/goose is out. I take my daughter who loves it. Wife or daughter to hunt with "Priceless"
     
  3. newduk

    newduk Elite Refuge Member

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    Wifey isn't much of a hunter. Her idea of roughing it is if the hotel doesn't have a spa treatment package. While I go off hunting, she relaxes at home with a movie. She can't miss me if we're together. I like it.
     
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  4. renoduckman

    renoduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I go hunting to get away from my wife.
     
  5. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    I can sympathize. My wife, bless her dear sweet soul, cannot see well enough to drive and I have to drive her where she might want to go. It's kinda like being joined at the hip. Groceries, clothes, etc. I'm there and to get away for a few hours is blessing. Getting away for a long weekend is difficult and takes planning but I hate to leave her without having something in place if she should have some kind of emergency.
     
  6. partyfowl

    partyfowl Senior Refuge Member

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    I'll tip my hat to that.
     
  7. Bottomland hunter

    Bottomland hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    My wife likes to go with me deer hunting ,but I've never taken her duck hunting . She likes the ideal until I tell her about the ditch we crossed then walked 2 miles and waded 1/2 of it . I might take her in the boat one day if I can get her up.
     
  8. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    Give it a few decades and you might want your weekends away from your spouse and the house. :yes:l
    Don't get me wrong I love my wife and I love fishing with her, except like your's she always catches the biggest fish.:l:l:l
    But hunting is my time away with the boys!!!:tu
     
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  9. jpallen

    jpallen Elite Refuge Member

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    Some my first dates with my wife were hunting and fishing in college. 15 years of marriage later I still would rather hunt and fish with her and my four kids than any of my hunting buddies. Wouldn't have it any other way. She is a better shot then most men and a lot easier on the eyes for sure
     
  10. partyfowl

    partyfowl Senior Refuge Member

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    I agree.

    I do my contractor/dad/husband thing 24/7.

    Hunting and fishing are opportunities for time with the boys and a break from that.
     
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