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#11614640 - 11/27/16 My Son's First Deer
tzone Offline
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Registered: 02/23/04
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My son shot his first deer on opening morning of the WI gun deer season. He made a great 1/4'ing away shot behind the leg with a perfect heart shot, hitting ribs and exiting the shoulder on the opposite side. She did the heart shot "leg kick" and a 30yd death run. Leaving a few tiny drops of blood in the snow. We never would have seen them on dry ground. He stood at last blood as I circled around. I took about 10 steps and found her laying. I walked up to her and said "I have real good blood here. Come on over."

He came around the brush and was all smiles.

As we found her.


Smilin like heck.


Wolf Bait


I told him he had to drag it out. But I walked back to the truck to get the Otter Sled and make it a little easier on him. He did pull it all himself. It was about 1/4-1/3 of a mile back to the truck.



It was a great morning to be an 11 year old kid. It was a great morning to be a 39 year old dad too.
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#11615038 - 11/27/16 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]
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Nice!!
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#11619511 - 11/29/16 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]
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Great Tom,

Way to go JackHammer !!

Building great memories together.

cool
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#11629069 - 12/03/16 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]
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Registered: 03/27/09
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Loc: Hutchinson, KS
Awesome! Congratulations to the young man and hat's off to you for helping to make it happen. What is he shooting for a rifle?

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Best wishes to both of you for many more memorable hunts together!
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#11632937 - 12/04/16 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]
tzone Offline
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The rifle he used is a Rem 700 MT Rifle once .280 Rem.
140gr federal fusions

I cant believe I forgot to add that. Sorry.
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#11636145 - 12/05/16 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]
selmer Offline
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Registered: 12/04/02
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Loc: Upper Midwest
Whoopwhoop! Good job, dad and son!
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#11636251 - 12/05/16 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]
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Loc: NW Louisiana
Congrats to you both and Merry Christmas
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#11644352 - 12/09/16 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]
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Loc: North Idaho
Congratulations!
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#11722686 - 01/09/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]
tzone Offline
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Thanks guys!
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#11722854 - 01/09/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]
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Registered: 06/30/06
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Loc: Colorado
Cool, great pics, congrats!
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#11723723 - 01/09/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]
Remington725 Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 1309
Loc: Washington state (dry side)
Congrats to you both! I like that sled.

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#11725256 - 01/10/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]
4ager Offline
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Registered: 07/12/11
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AWESOME!

Congrats tzone and son!
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#11725268 - 01/10/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]
StoneCutter Offline
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Registered: 01/14/15
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Loc: The RED part of MD
Congratulations. My best hunting memory was when my son killed his first deer.

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#11772622 - 01/26/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]
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Registered: 02/11/13
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Congrates on raising one right! His smile is something that will remain in memories forever. Youngsters' first harvests are always the best.

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#11821060 - 02/12/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: wyoming260]
Sendero_man Offline
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Registered: 12/17/10
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Loc: Buffalo, Wyoming
Originally Posted By wyoming260
Congrates on raising one right! His smile is something that will remain in memories forever. Youngsters' first harvests are always the best.


Agreed
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