Who taught you to hunt?

Discussion in 'Maine Hunting' started by kenton6, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. kenton6

    kenton6 Administrator

    Who taught you about guns and hunting?

    My father taught me everything. To my knowledge, his father was not a hunter. As a matter of fact, I only know of one of my uncles who is a hunter.
  2. Well, to be honest, I don't remember whether it was my father or my brother who taught me to shoot. I have no memory of learning. I just was doing it from the earliest that I can remember. I know that when I was about 7 years old, I had standing permission to go in the closet and get out the single-shot .22 and head off down in the swamp behind our house. These excusions were unsupervised and they were done with the full blessing of my parents. I only had two rules; don't shoot toward any houses, and I had to eat what I killed (unless of course it was vermin like snakes or blue jays). Can you imagine a 7 year-old going squirrel hunting? Today, people would freak out!

    Consequently most of my hunting knowledge is self-taught, although I learned alot from my older brother too.

  3. Well my father was always on crack or snorting anything he could get his hands on. He was in and out of jail so many times he just never had the time nor the clarity to teach me anything... :lol: :lol:

    just kidding...

    I think my dad taught me 99% - I taught myself -10% and 11% came from others...
  4. Hunting- My Dad

    Guns- Mydad, but mostly myself.
  5. I'm still learnin. :roll:
  6. kenton6

    kenton6 Administrator

    Hey Remington! I guess I didn't teach you any math.
    99% plus 10% or 11% =109% or 110%
  7. I gave myself a negative 10%... :wink:

    Sometimes I am my own worst enemy...
  8. I second that, there is always more to learn, that is what makes life interesting. :D
  9. My Dad taught me to fish & hunt very early on. He was a Chief in the Navy and taught survival school (S.E.A.R.) at Rangley. I learned everything he taught there, plus I had individual lessons during any hunting season. Shooting whenever he could get home, reloading shotshells at the early sportsman's shows, way back in the 60's & 70's.

    When he retired from the Navy at 37 years old he worked for the old Value House, setting up new stores, buying guns and diamonds and running sporting goods departments.

    I learned it all from the old guy, and it is a debt I can only repay by teaching others!

    yeah, I'm still learning too...everytime I go out.
  10. My dad got me into hunting and fishing when I was really young. I learned a lot from him even though I don't do things exactly how he does them. I fly-fish, and like to hunt the "big woods" for deer. He likes bait and sitting on trails waiting for deer around Bangor. He sparked all of my interest into the outdoors though.