leechlake Posted August 29, 2012 Share Posted August 29, 2012 Recently my buddies and I were sitting around telling Beginner's Luck stories. I've been thinking about many of the times I was either the Beginner or was there when the Beginner had this so called luck:1. my first gun, it was mid September, MN grouse opener. After getting the gun I went down the road at the cabin and shot my first grouse (albeit on the ground)at 12 years old. It was probably 75 degrees and as my dad taught me you have to wait for the leaves to fall to have any luck with grouse.2. my son was about five and although he had fished a lot, we only fished for anything biting and he begged me to go walleye fishing on a less than ideal day. I reluctantly took him, his first walleye...28 inches.3. my nephews first deer. We all headed back for lunch, he told us he was just going to sit near the "sandpit" which we new was a terrible spot. 10 minutes later he shot his first buck.I'd say 80% of "Beginner's Luck" stories are actually because these beginners don't know all of the things us "veterans" know about fish and game. Instead of following the rules, their enthusiasm leads them to being in a place where things can happen, instead of sitting in the cabin waiting for the "ideal" time. This year I may start thinking like a beginner rather than the "expert" I've become. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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