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Just incase some of you choose to take a 6 year old hunting and want to use a brush pile as a blind.

Yesterday I thought I would take my 6 year old son out and see if we might see be able to shoot a doe. At first he didn't want to go, but as soon as I start getting my gear rounded up he changed his mind. So we got our stuff squared away and headed out a little after 3:00.

I figured we would take our time walking in, walk a draw out on the way back to this small draw in the middle of this bean field that had been bulldozed in, and use the brush pile as make shift blind.

The one thing I didn't realize.

What I see as a blind, the six year old will see as jungle gym. He was all over that thing.

I have asked Santa to bring us a buddy stand for Christmas:D
 

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That's the most important thing, that he had fun. If you'd like your child to the woods in years to come, the key is to keep them interested, even if it's not quite what you had in mind. I applaud you for letting him have some fun. :cheers:
 

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From experience I know what you mean but i have had deer and turkey close to me and my 6 and 3 yr old so hang in there and it will pay off for you he will enjoy every time he gets out with you good luck
 

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Just be watchful of skunks and other unsavory animals using that dozer pile as a home........................................


I used to use an old barn as a ground blind, I didn't mind sharing it with a groundhog or two, but when the groundhogs subbed out the place to a skunk, I had to draw the line.
 

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I tagged along with a friend of mine and his son this weekend, and they tried the same thing. Bulldozed brushpile on the field edge, and it turned into a jungle gym. They scored though. Shot a big ole doe. 112 pounds field dressed. The deer was just a bonus though...that little boy had the time of his life, as I'm sure your son did! Keep them young 'uns in the woods!!
 

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Its happened to me. Another way I heard to make a homemade blind is with square bails. They cover up your scent amazingly. Were I read it it said that the guy has even had a doe feeding on the bails right downwind of him and she never thought of a thing. Another good thing to do with the bale blind is to put a tarp or something to cover up the top, to make it darker and harder to see in and of course for rain/snow.

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[rquote=1492297&tid=104233&author=Hunter79]That's the most important thing, that he had fun. If you'd like your child to the woods in years to come, the key is to keep them interested, even if it's not quite what you had in mind. I applaud you for letting him have some fun. :cheers:[/rquote]

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Sounds like he might go back...good job, he is having fun!
 

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Sounds like the exact same as my opening morning of firearm season. The squirrels weren't skeared of him though:D That evening we sat in a "real" ground blind and had some success:claphands:
 
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