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    My son was NEVER in trouble when he had a rifle or fishing rod in his hands.
    Congrats. The boy will never forget that day.

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    Well done by all of you. The memories will last a lot longer after the meat is gone.

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    NOT MY PROBLEM ANYMORE

    LET'S GO BRANDON

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    Great post and you are a good man!
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    Very Good!
    Be sure to give him an "Atta Boy" from all of us here!
    ..

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    that is truly wonderful!!!!!!!
    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

    I will love the Lord with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind.

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    Awesome job, by the young man!

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    Congrats to you and your young Man! Humanely harvesting an animal is one very important life lesson, and one step closer to being a well rounded individual! To few young people get a chance to learn those valuable lessons! hc18flyer

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    Congratulations, you have to be a very proud Dad.

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    Be glad he's "NOT" in Illinois and having to use a Slug Gun. I was 36 when I first got a "Deer PERMIT" in Illinois. Stood up in stand for a hour or so listening to all the shooting and thinking there was no deer on my farm. See a motion and a medium buck is working the field edge. 30 yards or so. He stops with a big birch blocking the shot. I am holding the shotgun pointed. Thinking step forward 1 step and stop. He does. I squeeze the trigger.. He runs off across open field. I think i got him. Wait..walk over.. nothing . no blood. How could i miss. 2 days later i climb back up in junk home made deer stand a guy built. Line gun up for repeat of shot. Looking.. Looking.. Suddenly a limb hanging by a tread comes in focus half way there "ALL MOST SHOT OFF"..............

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    He looks so serious, awesome!

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    Awesome, thanks for sharing this post, love it when the kids are succesful!

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    Excellent!!
    How many times we see people try to make the kids use a scope. I seen it a hundred times. The deer is at a strange angle to the young hunter. They canít see through the wonder tube and donít get a shot. Then discouragement. Congrats to you for giving him the perfect weapon!

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    Great job, great gun, and a unforgettable hunt for the boy and Dad.

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    That is a precious picture ! When I killed my first deer I had to share the moment with my friends dad as my dad wasn’t a hunter but he let me pursue whatever I wanted. I have grandkids and they grew up to fast and never had much time for hunting even though I sat with 2 of them thru the hunter safety test to get their licenses.

    Your son looks like a man ! I would be very proud of him .

    Jedman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messy bear View Post
    Excellent!!
    How many times we see people try to make the kids use a scope. I seen it a hundred times. The deer is at a strange angle to the young hunter. They canít see through the wonder tube and donít get a shot. Then discouragement. Congrats to you for giving him the perfect weapon!
    In the interest of full disclosure and honesty - all of my kids have scoped rifles as well.
    19yo daughter - 308 -99 Savage and a 35 WCF 1895 Winchester or a 351 WSL 1907 Winchester
    16yo son - 300 Winchester short magnum and a 348 Winchester model 71 (or a 401 WSL 1910 Winchester)
    14yo son 257 Weatherby Magnum and a 35 WCF 1895 Winchester (or a 405 Winchester 1895)
    12yo son 243 Winchester model 7 Remington and 44 WCF 1892 Winchester
    10yo son 6.5 Creedmoor and a 32 WCF.
    Wife (29ish years old) 6.5 Grendel and a 405 Winchester 1895.

    They tend to pick 'horses for courses'.
    Longer, wide open shots on elk or antelope or mule deer - scopes.
    Woods, shorter/quicker shooting - open sights. The impressive thing to me is that they naturally choose what rifle to use!! I cannot take credit for that, I just take them shooting and hunting - they pick their own tool for the day and I don't say anything about it!!
    (Other than they have cleaned their packs of anything but the correct ammunition, and that they pick up their brass, and they keep their firearm clean and put away).


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    Quite the eclectic assortment of firearms!
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    This is also my last "first" season. My son shot a small doe in the youth season. Now we're making plans for a buck in the general firearms season next month.

    Thanks, Dinny
    I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.

    Thomas Paine

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    Most excellent cwtebay and young son! A time to cherish.

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    I'm with Jedman, He does look like a man, & we're all proud of him. Thanks for sharing.

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    Don't get too worked up, you'll need to prepare for the BEST part of having kids, GRANDKIDS...

    As the old saying goes, if I'd know how wonderful grandkids were I'd have had them first" ...just wait it's wonderful.

    You have to relinquish that "first" but you might not. I had the same pleasure as you but with my only daughter. That said she gave us three awesome grandsons who I have had a wonderful experience with each. They are now 12, 14, and 19 and we are having a blast fishing, hunting and shooting together.

    Otherwise congratulations to all you're clan there, awesome job.
    Later,
    Mike / TX

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