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Son's first deer and another nice public land old timer #8069839 11/30/20 03:25 PM
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This Thanksgiving was everything Thanksgiving should be in East Texas. Family gathering, great food, and time spent in the woods. I started my 8 year old son off with a pellet gun a couple years ago and figured he was good enough to deer hunt this year with the perfect starter gun. The tried and true Remington 700 model .243. Two doe and two heart shots = one proud dad!

We capped off a great weekend with a public land hunt in the national forest. It's been a weird year in the forest for me. I saw several 3 year old 8's early October, but no shooters on the limited oaks we found dropping. The acorn crop was really weak and our usual haunts didn't have many deer in them. I guess they were hitting the private land feeders hard.

I didn't have much time to hunt early November, and when I did it was hot/dry. Finally the weather pattern changed along with my strategy, focusing on heavy cover thickets with browse. Yesterday evening Slade and I closed the deal on this old bruiser walking in full strut. What a blessing to do it with my son way back in the forest!

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Re: Son's first deer and another nice public land old timer [Re: Chris Richardson] #8069906 11/30/20 04:03 PM
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That is awesome. Congrats to everybody


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Re: Son's first deer and another nice public land old timer [Re: Chris Richardson] #8069915 11/30/20 04:09 PM
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the 4 wheeler pic is awesome!
congrats to all

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Congrats!

how wide was he?


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Re: Son's first deer and another nice public land old timer [Re: Chris Richardson] #8069939 11/30/20 04:23 PM
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Congrats that’s awesome!!


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Awesome!


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Cool rack ! cheers

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That's what she said
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Congrats to you and Slade clap


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Good looking family, glad your son and you bot got deer.

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What a great weekend for you both!
Congrats

That is a big old bruiser!!


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Beautiful family. I really like the 'the buck stops here' and hunting camp. That's a great deer too.


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That’s a really cool looking deer, congrats!

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Holly Brow tines thats a nice buck congrats cheers Looks like a great family gathering place up


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Cool Picture!


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This one looks like a Norman Rockwell painting.


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That is a way interesting rack.


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Congrats sir

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Congrats to you and your son! Cool buck and great pics! cheers


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Everything about this post is great! You are very blessed.


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Congrats! clap

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Originally Posted by redchevy
Congrats!

how wide was he?


Thanks. He was 14" wide

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Originally Posted by bill oxner
This one looks like a Norman Rockwell painting.


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It does have that feel!

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Everything about this post is great! You are very blessed.


Very blessed indeed. Thank you lord. Living LIFE.

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Congrats on a great time and recap of the season. That buck has character and some long brow tines.

The pics of the family are great, Happy Thanksgiving Y'all


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