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#6065917 - 12/04/15 01:14 AM Thanksgiving Weekend
txshntr Offline
T-Rex Arms

Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 35005
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Been pretty busy this week and haven't had much time to slow down and post.

Thanksgiving weekend is a weekend that I have never missed in the 20 years at our place in Texas, it has become a family tradition. It is one weekend that there is typically a large group, lots of kids and lots of fun had there. This year, the weather put a major damper on the other members of the lease that are typically around, but we didn't let that stop us. My sister and her family made it, my two kids and I were there, my father, and one other member made it with his two kids.

The weather wasn't the best...cold, rainy and just plain messy out there. It kept the kids indoors for most the weekend, but that didn't stop them from heading out once the rain quit.

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of sitting in the rifle blind and watching my father kill a great buck with his bow. It was a great experience and a memory I will carry. Truly was much more exciting than I ever expected. Well, last weekend I was able to return the favor.

On Saturday, the weather finally broke and my father took both my kids up into the rifle blind where it was dry and warm while I wandered down to my bow blind. We got set up and it didn't take long for the action to start. A new buck that we haven't seen on camera came in about 15min after I got set up. He wouldn't stand still very long to give me a good look, but I could tell he was a nice 8 pointer. He came in to about 20 yards and I let him walk...when he came back from the other direction, I couldn't pass him up.

He isn't my best buck, but a damn fine bow kill and a deer I am proud of. Best part of the entire hunt and experience was listening to my kids tell the story over and over and listening to my father tell the story about what the kids were doing and how they were acting. Listening to the story about my hunt and my kill from the perspective of those three makes this hunt one of my favorites and this buck truly a trophy beyond measure.

To top it off, we have a new member on the lease that has never hunted. He has two boys and he wanted them to get the experience that he never had. The oldest was able to connect with a great first buck!! (We had to show them how to clean it). It was all high fives and congrats back at camp and that kid was walking on cloud9.

All the kids went out to track my buck and had a blast competing to see who could find the blood and who could find the deer. My niece grew up hunting with me before I had kids and I always make a point to hunt with her each year, even though her step father is a great father, I still need my time grin To explain a couple of the pictures, she wanted to clean my deer.

Hope you enjoy the pictures cheers

Hard to tell in the picture, but that is my 11 year old niece cleaning my buck grin

All the kids had a great time!!!


#6065931 - 12/04/15 03:29 AM Re: Thanksgiving Weekend [Re: txshntr]
Fooshman Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 14000
Loc: Black Dog, Texas
Good times.

Custom Crosses and Plaques

#6065949 - 12/04/15 04:47 AM Re: Thanksgiving Weekend [Re: txshntr]
Rick987 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/02/15
Posts: 16
Great pictures!

#6065956 - 12/04/15 05:19 AM Re: Thanksgiving Weekend [Re: txshntr]
SapperTitan Offline
Taking Requests

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 23368
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Great buck, awesome pics, and memories to last a lifetime.
If you have IG or FB go give me a follow at TexasKillingFields

#6066058 - 12/04/15 07:28 AM Re: Thanksgiving Weekend [Re: txshntr]
tdecker22 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 5153
Loc: Emory,TX
Great pics and congrats on a fine bow kill

#6066066 - 12/04/15 07:32 AM Re: Thanksgiving Weekend [Re: txshntr]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 13282
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Congrats on a awesome P&Y buck. Great story and pics. cheers
Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

#6066076 - 12/04/15 07:40 AM Re: Thanksgiving Weekend [Re: tdecker22]
jshouse Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 6358
Loc: Rockwall
Originally Posted By: tdecker22
Great pics and congrats on a fine bow kill

Originally Posted By: cameron00
If I send my neighbors a text and ask them to give me feedback on my lawn and plant rye into a giant dong pattern, I'm probably going to get some less than positive feedback. Same goes here.

#6066086 - 12/04/15 07:47 AM Re: Thanksgiving Weekend [Re: txshntr]
East Offline
Mr. BM

Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 21121
Loc: East Texas
Great buck and great story man, good times

#6066089 - 12/04/15 07:48 AM Re: Thanksgiving Weekend [Re: txshntr]
SniperRAB Offline
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Registered: 03/26/12
Posts: 21271
Loc: Nurturing Biosphere Mothership
I would like to add some Gentle Observations and Musings from past experience with one of your Children...

Dont Look NOW but Tank is going to be a problem roflmao rofl clap


#6066118 - 12/04/15 08:00 AM Re: Thanksgiving Weekend [Re: txshntr]
Choctaw Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/13/04
Posts: 5398
Loc: Texoma
Those made me smile.

#6066283 - 12/04/15 09:06 AM Re: Thanksgiving Weekend [Re: txshntr]
cowboybam58 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/24/10
Posts: 1150
Loc: Abilene
Great that you got to share that experience that with the kids and a great buck too.

#6066319 - 12/04/15 09:21 AM Re: Thanksgiving Weekend [Re: East]
SnakeWrangler Online   content
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Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 31748
Loc: Over yonder.....
Originally Posted By: East
Great buck and great story man, good times

Great memories.....
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.

"Death is permanent...everything else is temporary!"

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"

#6066327 - 12/04/15 09:23 AM Re: Thanksgiving Weekend [Re: txshntr]
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 10407
Nice one man. Congrats.
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.

#6066362 - 12/04/15 09:41 AM Re: Thanksgiving Weekend [Re: txshntr]
Southtexas36 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 3392
Loc: Houma, LA
Congrats on a great trip. cheers

#6066384 - 12/04/15 09:53 AM Re: Thanksgiving Weekend [Re: txshntr]
BuckRage Offline
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Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 20727
Thats a great buck and an even better story! Great to see your niece get in there and clean that buck cheers oh yeah and little Rex ............ taz

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