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#6541596 - 11/13/16 03:12 PM best hunt ever- my kid's first buck
lunkerm Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/15/10
Posts: 58
My daughter drew a youth hunt at the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge this weekend. I drove down last weekend and drove thru, and was disappointed to not see a SINGLE DEER anywhere.
When we came down this weekend, we figured it might be slow, but we had no idea. We didn't see anything. We were entertaining ourselves (and everyone on facebook) in the popup blind making hunting videos. We went out this morning with the assumption we'd strike out again, and head home around 9-9:30. Boy, were we wrong.
At 6:55am, she hit her walmart doe bleat a couple of soft blows, and her buck walked out at about 80-90 yards. He looked good, nice rack, broadside, and I told her to shoot him when she got ready. He was watching us, but she eased her .243 up, took one shot and dropped him in his tracks.
He's a 10 point. 6 on one side, 4 on the other. He kind of has a third main beam or something. Would probably gross score around 130, maybe.
The deer is cool, but what was really awesome was 3 days with my oldest daughter- hunting laughing, talking, eating- the whole deal. She's sixteen, but this was her first buck. We hunted a spot that she picked. She grunted him in. We won't have too many more times like this. She's a jr in high school, will head for college before I know it. We've always had a very close relationship, but this is just one more great memory we'll both share- the time we beat the odds at Balcones NWR.

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#6541600 - 11/13/16 03:15 PM Re: best hunt ever- my kid's first buck [Re: lunkerm]
alsaenz Offline
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Registered: 02/17/15
Posts: 42
Congratulations to your daughter. Awesome story--you'll never regret the time you spent with her. Thanks for sharing.

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#6541611 - 11/13/16 03:24 PM Re: best hunt ever- my kid's first buck [Re: lunkerm]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 15746
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Way cool and great job on both your parts! up
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#6541614 - 11/13/16 03:26 PM Re: best hunt ever- my kid's first buck [Re: lunkerm]
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Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 5038
Loc: Emory,TX
cheers
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#6541620 - 11/13/16 03:28 PM Re: best hunt ever- my kid's first buck [Re: lunkerm]
don k Online   content
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 9675
Loc: Bandera, Tx
Very Good.
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#6541630 - 11/13/16 03:33 PM Re: best hunt ever- my kid's first buck [Re: lunkerm]
Jkd106 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 1463
Loc: Fannin and Hall
Awesome job
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#6541632 - 11/13/16 03:36 PM Re: best hunt ever- my kid's first buck [Re: lunkerm]
KennyLee Offline
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Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 2415
Loc: Cowtown
Sitting in a pop up with my daughter right now. Very cool story.

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#6541637 - 11/13/16 03:38 PM Re: best hunt ever- my kid's first buck [Re: lunkerm]
SapperTitan Online   content
Taking Requests

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 18518
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Hell of a buck with awesome character. Congrats
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#6541640 - 11/13/16 03:39 PM Re: best hunt ever- my kid's first buck [Re: lunkerm]
DQ Kid Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 4229
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Cool old mature dude and story, congrats to your daughter.

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#6541683 - 11/13/16 04:17 PM Re: best hunt ever- my kid's first buck [Re: lunkerm]
LandPirate Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 11035
Loc: Buda
That's awesome. What a cool trophy and great memory.
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#6541692 - 11/13/16 04:23 PM Re: best hunt ever- my kid's first buck [Re: lunkerm]
ken starling Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 06/16/10
Posts: 115
I know this guy and follow his videos on Facebook. They are hilarious, these 2 definitely was just having a great time as father and daughter.

Good job JP.

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#6541727 - 11/13/16 04:44 PM Re: best hunt ever- my kid's first buck [Re: ken starling]
lunkerm Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/15/10
Posts: 58
Originally Posted By: ken starling
I know this guy and follow his videos on Facebook. They are hilarious, these 2 definitely was just having a great time as father and daughter.

Good job JP.

HAHA Ken- they don't know how crazy we really are! Don't tell 'em!

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#6541732 - 11/13/16 04:49 PM Re: best hunt ever- my kid's first buck [Re: lunkerm]
lunkerm Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/15/10
Posts: 58


Check her million watt smile! how we really get down in picture #2!

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#6541771 - 11/13/16 05:05 PM Re: best hunt ever- my kid's first buck [Re: lunkerm]
Mr. T. Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 1806
Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
Great buck and a great memories that will last two life times! Congratulations to the little lady.
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#6541776 - 11/13/16 05:08 PM Re: best hunt ever- my kid's first buck [Re: Mr. T.]
Lazyman Offline
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Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 3497
Loc: Hamilton
Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
Great buck and a great memories that will last two life times! Congratulations to the little lady.
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