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My deer season is complete!!! #8097357 12/21/20 01:11 AM
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This is the first year my 8 year old son has been big enough to handle a rifle and the first year he has actually wanted to set and hunt. Our adventure started a couple days before youth wknd when we got a pic of a really nice 8 point. Our very first set of youth wknd the deer shows up. He makes the shot and we both celebrated with no doubt he just shot his first deer. After looking with no blood or anything we couldn't find him. To say we were both disappointed was an understament. I told him he did great and sometimes it just happens. Luckily 19 days later we got a pic of the buck and hit him very low in the brisket. He was relieved the buck was still alive.

So in the mean time the regular season has started and he hunted every chance he got. Seeing alot of does and several bucks that did not meet the alter restrictions. After watching these deer come and go I could tell he was getting disgusted so I gave in and let him shoot a doe. They were our buck bait smile... Taking the doe made him happy and built up his confidence. So once the rut started we finally start getting pics of mature shooters. Unfortunately they showed up when he was in school. The mature bucks didn't stick around long and moved on.

We started getting frequent pics of a not mature 9 point but legal. (He broke off a tine) With his failure in the early season and him wanting a buck really bad I decided we were gonna get that deer. We played cat and mouse with him for weeks. Having him walk within feet of us Friday morning but no shot because he never slowed down. Once again he was thinking is this ever gonna happen...

Well this morning it happened. His buck finally showed up and presented a good shot. The lesson from not making a good shot on that first buck paid off and he did everything perfect. The expression on his face after the shot knowing he just hammered this one was something I will never forget. He said Daddy I know I just got this one. I let him blood trail him and find him. My heart was beating faster than if I personally shot a 200 inch deer. Im so proud of him for not giving up. I could tell so many details to our season that made everything perfect but its to much to type. I would encourage all the Dads to put their guns up and let their kids shoot. Its something to see them that excited and happy that I can't explain. He wanted a deer for the wall so he wasn't the only one in the house without one and now he has done it. I know its no monster but its a special deer to him.

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Re: My deer season is complete!!! [Re: Ronnie Oneal] #8097360 12/21/20 01:14 AM
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Awesome buck and recap...congrats!


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Congrats to you both, nothing like getting a young hunter their first buck.


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Re: My deer season is complete!!! [Re: Ronnie Oneal] #8097384 12/21/20 01:33 AM
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Congratulations to you and your son. Also a fine recap of your season.

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Congrats to your son he wont sleep for a week.

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Congratulations to your son and to have a dad like you. Way to go.

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Way to go young fella!! Very nice buck and the first of many to come!! Congratulations to both of you, the young hunter and you dad as well!!

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That is what it is about. Congrats young man. And to you Ronnie. Those pic's put a big smile on my face.

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Awesomeness.

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Congrats to you and your son! cheers

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Congrats!

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Awesome story and very nice buck
Congrats to your boy!
Nothing like it!!!


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Very cool...thanks for sharing the story and the love of the outdoors with your son!


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Great write up and good stuff. Cute kid too. Congrats to you both.

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Outstanding


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Heck yeah, great lookin buck and a handsome young man there. Congrats!

Just cannot wait to do the same with my boy.


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Great job by you both!

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Congrats to you both

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Nice buck, congrats to you both.

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Just fantastic, that boy did great, and so did you. He has got a great deer for his wall! Congratulations.......


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That’s what it’s all about I only hunt with grandchildren now and enjoy it more than when I hunted 3 got nice bucks this year and I was with 2 of them

Re: My deer season is complete!!! [Re: redchevy] #8099128 12/22/20 02:28 PM
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Heck yeah, great lookin buck and a handsome young man there. Congrats!

Just cannot wait to do the same with my boy.

Yep. That is great. up


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Outstanding job, congrats to you both up

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CONGRATULATIONS----that's what its all about!!

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Great job young man. I remember my daughter's first buck like it was yesterday. I can tell ya dad the feeling is the same with each one that you can be there for.

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