RotoMetals2Inline FabricationMidSouth Shooters SupplyTitan Reloading
ADvertise hereRepackboxLee PrecisionWideners

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 41

Thread: Oldest sons first deer.

  1. #1
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    362

    Oldest sons first deer.

    My 12 yo had his first deer tag. It was a youth tag so he could shoot either sex. We were hunting in a shotgun only area that is heavily agricultural.
    A relative if ours let us set up in one of his fields to hunt on Saturday morning.
    As we were moving toward a hay bale blind he set up for us there was a buck in the field already and he spotted us and bounced out pretty quickly.
    15 minutes later a big buck came into the field chasing a doe. They were on the move and not interested in feeding. I told him to get ready and I got him to stop broadside at 35 yards. I told him to shoot, nothing happened. They left the field without stopping again. I asked him why he didn't shoot, he forgot to take his safety off.
    It happens I told him. At this point the buck fever was running rampant in his veins. I had to tell him to breathe deep before he passed out! He was shaking so bad.
    Ten minutes later a third buck with a doe head toward the field. This guy was wary. He sent the doe in and watched her. It wasn't until she was 15 yards from us that he decided to come in. He pulled the step, look game for a couple of minutes. Finally I timed it and just as he turned to look away I told him to get up and shoot.
    He did and the buck hardly reacted. The doe crow hopped a couple of times and went back to eating.
    The buck trotted off into the next field and disappeared into the grass.
    He said it felt like a good shot so I gave him a half hour if it was a lung shot.
    Went to where he was standing and found blood. Good sign. We crossed the fence and found a blood trail that was big. He was piled up 50 yards from where he shot from a liver shot. Great first deer! I'm taking him to the taxidermist this afternoon to get him mounted.
    His feet still haven't touched the ground. Name:  E9158EAE-EC08-4EA1-A651-D5E3F3B9A129.jpeg
Views: 516
Size:  48.6 KB
    Last edited by modified5; 11-19-2019 at 10:51 AM.

  2. #2
    Boolit Master

    Hickory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Great Black Swamp of Northwest Ohio
    Posts
    4,121
    Good for him!!!
    Political correctness is a national suicide pact.

    I am a sovereign individual, accountable
    only to God and my own conscience.

  3. #3
    Boolit Master knifemaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Mountain area of Northern CA.
    Posts
    861
    Give that boy a good pat on the back for a job well done. that is a great deer for a boy's first deer.

  4. #4
    Boolit Buddy veeman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    153
    Well Done!! Congratulations!!

  5. #5
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Upstate, SC
    Posts
    815
    Modified....now you've done it! You've set that poor boy up for a lifetime of disappointments!!!
    "Do not follow where the path might lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" Ralph Waldo Emerson

  6. #6
    Boolit Grand Master
    white eagle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    718 miles E. of Wall Drug
    Posts
    5,097
    excellent
    good job that is a very nice buck
    he is going to have to work hard to
    top that deer
    good one for sure
    Last edited by white eagle; 11-19-2019 at 07:03 PM.
    Hit em'hard
    hit em'often

  7. #7
    Boolit Master


    nagantguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    2,579
    Thank you for taking your son hunting- spending time with him and teaching him good things!
    You are probably thinking you don’t need to be thanked for doing right- and that’s one more reason I salute you! Congratulations to your Young man - this story put me in mind of sitting with my daughter 5 years ago when she took her first deer- with cast of course- I was a nervous wreck and she was clam as a cucumber! This is a day you’ll both remember for the rest of you lives!

  8. #8
    Boolit Master



    WebMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    missouri ozarks
    Posts
    557
    Very nice!
    WebMonkey
    Retired 19D
    Psalm 91:9
    Honda 919

  9. #9
    Boolit Buddy 444ttd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    103
    nice job!!!!!!!
    "The religion of KE: proposed by the ignorant, and parroted by the unknowing" - MikeG

    ​“Einstein's relativity work is a magnificent mathematical garb which fascinates, dazzles and makes people blind to the underlying errors. The theory is like a beggar clothed in purple whom ignorant people take for a king... its exponents are brilliant men but they are metaphysicists rather than scientists.”
    ― Nikola Tesla

  10. #10
    Tell him congratulations! That is one fine looking buck.

  11. #11
    Boolit Master
    swheeler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    4,885
    Very nice buck! Your son did a great job and every time he looks at the mount will remember the time spent with his dad, congratulations to both of you!
    Hell, I was there!

  12. #12
    Boolit Master

    pworley1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    1,437
    He is off to a good start. Congratulations!!
    NRA Benefactor Member NRA Golden Eagle

  13. #13
    Boolit Master

    MrWolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    NE West Virginia
    Posts
    2,224
    Excellent job by both of you. Congrats

  14. #14
    Boolit Master




    EMC45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    East TN Mountains...Thanks be to God!
    Posts
    4,239
    Awesome job and great deer!
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

  15. #15
    Boolit Master RU shooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    SW Pa.
    Posts
    2,227
    Great story and great hunt you both will remember that first deer forever . I know I still remember my first buck like it was yesterday
    If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck!

  16. #16
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    2,105
    Nice deer, handsome young man as well! I suspect your feeling pretty good as well, good job to both of you!
    “You don’t practice until you get it right. You practice until you can’t get it wrong.” Jason Elam, All-Pro kicker, Denver Broncos

  17. #17
    Boolit Bub BlackPowderLove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Western, WI
    Posts
    48
    Congratulations!!
    “Tradition is not to preserve the ashes but to pass on the flame”

  18. #18
    Boolit Man
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    76
    Congratulations to the both of you, you for taking him, keeping him calm, and him for harvesting a beautiful buck. The only down side is that it he will think that it is always this easy, LOL. Keep yer powder dry...….robin

  19. #19
    Boolit Buddy marshall623's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Va.
    Posts
    465
    Great hunt and that is a super first deer .
    Jesus said ( Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest ) Matt. 11:28

  20. #20
    Boolit Master
    TheGrimReaper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Fayetteville,TN
    Posts
    841
    Awesome!!!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check