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#5422574 - 11/15/14 03:26 PM Finally got my first deer!
TxGirl90 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 7
I've been going hunting with my dad for the last 3 years, with no luck. The rule was I wasn't allowed to hunt by myself until I got my first deer, which by this point I thought was never going to happen.

Well on Thursday we headed up to our lease in Kendall County. We got there at 2:00 p.m. and were in the stand by 3:00 p.m. I was expecting to sit there for hours without seeing anything, like usual. To my surprise, I saw movement in the trees only about 30 minutes later. I picked up my binoculars and it turned out to be a doe. I whispered to my dad, "I see a deer!" He picked up his binoculars also and he said, "He's legal, he's a shooter!" Turns out we had spotted two different deer lol. So the doe walked out with the buck following her. Dad asked me if I wanted to shoot the doe or the buck, and of course I said the buck. I picked up my rifle and aimed. The buck stopped and stood at the perfect position.

I was shaking, and all of my senses were going haywire. The doe's still walking, there's a hog walking towards the deer, and there's a big squirrel climbing down the tree next to us. That is what I remember. I remember the sound of the gun when I pulled the trigger, but I don't actually remember pulling the trigger or the gun kicking back. And then I heard my dad say, "You dropped him! He's down, you killed him!" When I looked back through my scope, I can see a set of antlers almost hidden in a patch of grass.

We waited about 10 minutes and then we climbed out of the stand and went to get him. Turns out I hit him a little higher than I was aiming and I broke his spine. When we were cleaning him, we actually found the bullet lodged in his back bone. He's a 9 point with a 14 inch inside spread, and I couldn't be happier with him being my first deer.

We got in the stand at 3:00, and I shot him at exactly 3:40. I know, I shouldn't expect the hunt to happen this quickly in the future. What an awesome day to share with my dad.



Edited by TxGirl90 (11/15/14 03:31 PM)

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#5422580 - 11/15/14 03:29 PM Re: Finally got my first deer! [Re: TxGirl90]
68A Online   content
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 2577
Loc: North Texas
Congrats on a nice first deer!

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#5422597 - 11/15/14 03:36 PM Re: Finally got my first deer! [Re: TxGirl90]
erok11 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 474
Congrats !

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#5422600 - 11/15/14 03:37 PM Re: Finally got my first deer! [Re: TxGirl90]
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THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 83233
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Congratulations.
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#5422601 - 11/15/14 03:37 PM Re: Finally got my first deer! [Re: TxGirl90]
Curly Offline
Overrated

Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 20140
Loc: Sittin on my butt on the THF
Way to go girl! Hope you're hooked now! up

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#5422617 - 11/15/14 03:49 PM Re: Finally got my first deer! [Re: TxGirl90]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 25268
Loc: Wise County Texas
Good job young lady, nice buck and your smile says it all, bet the old man is mighty proud right about now too up
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#5422635 - 11/15/14 03:58 PM Re: Finally got my first deer! [Re: TxGirl90]
TexAg Mike Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/31/14
Posts: 32
Awesome, Congrats to you!!!!

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#5422638 - 11/15/14 03:59 PM Re: Finally got my first deer! [Re: Western]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Originally Posted By: Western
Good job young lady, nice buck and your smile says it all, bet the old man is mighty proud right about now too up

Great first buck up
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#5422641 - 11/15/14 04:00 PM Re: Finally got my first deer! [Re: TxGirl90]
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 4790
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Congratulations!

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#5422654 - 11/15/14 04:03 PM Re: Finally got my first deer! [Re: TxGirl90]
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T-Rex Arms

Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34818
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Great first deer and buck!!! Even better that you got to spend it with your dad and have a memory you will both share. up
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#5422665 - 11/15/14 04:10 PM Re: Finally got my first deer! [Re: TxGirl90]
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Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 6144
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Congratulations and nice shooting!

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#5422673 - 11/15/14 04:13 PM Re: Finally got my first deer! [Re: TxGirl90]
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Registered: 09/29/11
Posts: 1131
Loc: Canton/Athens
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#5422795 - 11/15/14 05:04 PM Re: Finally got my first deer! [Re: TxGirl90]
erniejs Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/24/09
Posts: 5028
Loc: Springtown ,Tx USA
Atta Girl!!!!
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#5422836 - 11/15/14 05:17 PM Re: Finally got my first deer! [Re: TxGirl90]
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Registered: 02/22/12
Posts: 1186
Loc: MIDLAND
Congrats! banana

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#5422838 - 11/15/14 05:17 PM Re: Finally got my first deer! [Re: erniejs]
Tres Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 8539
Loc: Houston
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