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Wife's First Probably Not Her Last #7674439 11/28/19 03:55 AM
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My wife's first deer. Below is her story of her first hunt as the hunter and not just an observer, I'm so proud to have gotten to experience this with her.

What’s the saying, “Go big or go home?” I think I accomplished that this morning. Over the years, I’ve spent many many hours in the blind with Bryan and Wyatt watching and learning. Up until this trip, my role at the deer lease was the official photographer and cook. I told Bryan last season I wanted to try and harvest my first deer. After some talks and practice at the shooting range he said, “I think you’re ready.”

We got up this morning and headed out. At first light, a young doe came out to the feeder. About 15 mins later there came another doe. The sun was up good and I was beginning to get hopeful about more coming in. Then the worse possible thing...a pack of dogs came running through and scared off the doe. I was sure our morning hunt was a bust. We settled down and waited to see if the doe would return.

About 20 mins passed and Bryan had a “feeling” and turned around to watch behind us while I continued to watch the feeder. Then he whispered, “there’s a good one behind us and a fork horn so keep still as they may come on around us.” Then they were gone. 10 mins later HE walks out! I punched Bryan in the leg. He said, “get ready he’s a good one.” By this time I had him spotted in the scope, took a deep breath, and let it go.I won’t lie, I cried and as he ran in front of me I asked Bryan if I got him. He said, “oh yeah you got him”.

I can’t thank Bryan enough for walking me through every step of the way. And what an honor it was to be able to harvest my first buck with my father in law’s rifle and him here with me. The only thing that would have made this better was if PaPaw was in the blind with me.

PaPaw and I have named him “Old Boxcar Willie!”

November 24, 2019
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Remington 243
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Re: Wife's First Probably Not Her Last [Re: Travelinman] #7674500 11/28/19 11:41 AM
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Congratulations to your wife excellent first buck cheers and welcome welcome great first post up


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That's awesome for a 1st buck! Congrats to her. cheers Great story too.


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Very nice buck. Congrats!

Re: Wife's First Probably Not Her Last [Re: Travelinman] #7674539 11/28/19 12:45 PM
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What a fantastic first buck, congratulations to your wife and you.

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He’s a dandy.

Re: Wife's First Probably Not Her Last [Re: Travelinman] #7674546 11/28/19 12:48 PM
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welcome Congratulations to y'all on a great first buck!

(Sometime somebody needs to do something about those dogs.)


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Originally Posted by bobcat1
That's awesome for a 1st buck! Congrats to her. cheers Great story too.

cheers


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Re: Wife's First Probably Not Her Last [Re: Travelinman] #7674583 11/28/19 01:32 PM
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Congratulations! Girls always make the best hunters!
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Re: Wife's First Probably Not Her Last [Re: Travelinman] #7674590 11/28/19 01:39 PM
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Outstanding buck and write up, congrats to your wife! cheers


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Re: Wife's First Probably Not Her Last [Re: Travelinman] #7674599 11/28/19 01:46 PM
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Awesome, congrats, and a great story.
I learned when my daughters and wife started hunting, that my buck hunting days were over. I am now the doe hunter, and happy as heck.


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Great first buck up


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Congrats and thanks for sharing, heck of a first buck up

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Yep, she is probably hooked for life!! Very nice buck, Congratulations!

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Congrats on a very nice buck.

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Originally Posted by bobcat1
That's awesome for a 1st buck! Congrats to her. cheers Great story too.


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welcome Congrats to you and your wife!

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Great deer! Congrats




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Congratulations to your wife excellent first buck cheers and welcome welcome great first post up


cheers


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Congratulations to your wife excellent first buck cheers and welcome welcome great first post up


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cheers Congrats to the wife and welcome to the forum


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Thanks to all, this is my 1st post in a long time. I used to be on here as Travelinman31 for years (started around 2000). I've had the privilege of quail hunting with Txcornhusker and got to know some of the older members as well.

My wife did a great job and I couldn't be more proud, he's the biggest deer any of us have ever harvested. We hunt a small place (350 acres) in Childress Co. this year has been excellent in deer quality. I will post some other pictures of a deer my son got 2 weeks ago and others we have on camera. I'm glad to be back on here as I love hearing about and seeing everyone's experiences as well as learning something now and then.

Happy Thanksgiving, from mine to yours.

I'm Blessed more than I deserve
Bryan

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Congrats!


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Nice buck. Congrats to the wife!

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