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#11614640 - 11/27/16 My Son's First Deer  
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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. [Linked Image]


Smilin like heck.
[Linked Image]

Wolf Bait
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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.

[Linked Image]

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 - 12/02/16 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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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]  
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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.


'Tis better to travel than to arrive
#11636145 - 12/05/16 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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Whoopwhoop! Good job, dad and son!


Selmer

"Daddy, can you sometime maybe please go shoot a water buffalo so we can have that for supper? Please? And can I come along? Does it taste like deer?"
- my 3-year old daughter smile
#11636251 - 12/05/16 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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Congrats to you both and Merry Christmas


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#11644352 - 12/08/16 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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Congratulations!



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#11722686 - 01/08/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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Thanks guys!


'Tis better to travel than to arrive
#11722854 - 01/09/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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Cool, great pics, congrats!



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#11723723 - 01/09/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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Congrats to you both! I like that sled.

#11725256 - 01/09/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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AWESOME!

Congrats tzone and son!


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#11725268 - 01/09/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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Congratulations. My best hunting memory was when my son killed his first deer.

#11772622 - 01/26/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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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.

#11821060 - 02/12/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: wyoming260]  
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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




#11973033 - 04/14/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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always love the first deer pics! way cool!

#11977916 - 04/17/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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Nice, makes me remember my sons first wink


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#11989343 - 04/22/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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Congratulations on making meat there new young hunter!


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#12022046 - 05/08/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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most kids his age cant stand the sight of blood. congrats and you hand a very handsome boy by the way.

#12038144 - 05/17/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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congrats to him.

#12044776 - 05/20/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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I can look at pics of kids with their deer all day long. Their smile says it all. They dont care , buck or doe. In some ways they remind us what hunting is all about.


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#12044847 - 05/20/17 Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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You guys make me chuckle. Brings back memories! I shot a buck, my very first solo buck. Went and got my brother that was back in the truck all evening playing some 80's little handheld video game to help me gut and drag it out. Well, I lost my Swiss army knife inside the half gutted buck. We dragged it out. Biggest buck the family got. The ol' 243. deadly on west Texas deer.

#12047821 - 10 hours ago Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: huntsman1k]  
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Originally Posted by huntsman1k
most kids his age cant stand the sight of blood. congrats and you hand a very handsome boy by the way.


I'm not sure he's fond of it. But, he knew it was part of the deal. He's been with me for a few that I shot, so he knew what was coming. He did want to wear gloves, which was fine with me.


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#12048536 - 4 hours ago Re: My Son's First Deer [Re: tzone]  
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Originally Posted by tzone


Smilin like heck.
[Linked Image]




I love this pic


The deer hunter does not notice the mountains




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