Hello folks brand new to this forum and was wondering where you find the state records for youth archery in Texas. I can find the record for rifles but not for archery. Got a big one on our place I'm going to let my 10year old son hunt that I think might be pretty darn close. Just curious thanks in advance. Cody
Well I will say it. I dont think you are doing your son any favors putting him on a big deer that young. When he kills a huge one up front, what does he have to look forward to at 40 years old? I don't think kids appreciate what a big deer is. And when they make a bad shot and lose it they don't appreciate what they lost. I've seen it go south on more than one youth whose dad went that direction. A couple of them don't even hunt anymore.
I think thats cool. I didnt start young, but im pretty sure if I got a 200" deer my first time that wouldnt stop me from hunting. I dont care about trophies anyways. I just want to hunt and fill my freezer. Check this out:
Passthru. I have contemplated this for a while now and have decided to let him try to take him if the chance permits itself. I have the blind set up so the shot will be at 12 yards. My son is mature beyond his years and if I thought that there is a chance of it ruining him on hunting then I certainly wouldn't let him try. But can you imagine yourself at 10 yrs old having a chance to shoot a record book deer. We shoot 50 arrows a night so I can make sure he is confident in shot placement because the last thing I want to happen is to wound a deer of this caliber. I don't hunt anymore so it wouldn't mean to me what it would mean to him to be able to harvest a deer like this. I don't even know if he could be the state record but I will say that he is pushing 200 inches real hard. I will be in the stand with him at all times to help coach him through the shakes if he presents the opportunity. All I have is nighttime pics so we may not ever get the chance at him. As far as never seeing another one of this caliber we bought 62 acres a mile from hagerman game refuge and have a main feeder creek that runs through our property that feeds lake texoma. The area is known for 200 inch deer. We will just have to see how it plays out