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Author Topic: My son's first buck - 2012  (Read 952 times)

Offline bugfixer

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My son's first buck - 2012
« on: October 11, 2013, 09:53:01 PM »
Sorry for the late post. I've got some catching up to do from last year.

So it is November 18, opening day of the 2012-2013 Alabama gun season, and it is also my son Kyle's 7th birthday. We had hunted during the morning and only saw a coyote and a turkey hen. As we headed out for the afternoon hunt, he informed me he was only going to shoot a buck. About and hour before dark we had a nice 8 point step out in the field, with a doe right behind him. The buck was just about facing us, so I told my son to get his gun ready and wait for him to turn. Well he let him turn a bit, but to my surprise he squeezed off shot which startled me. He was pumped. He was sure he had just killed his first buck. I knew he had hit the deer by his reaction, but was sure about the shot placement. After waiting a bit we went and found blood. Then we started finding a good bit of blood. I was feeling better. Well after several hundred yards of tracking we finally lost the blood trail. I was really upset about it for him. We went back the next morning and looked for several more hours with no luck. One of the guys that went with me to look, really like the area and decided to go back to that area after getting back from 2 weeks on the oil rigs to hand a stand. While scouting a spot down by the creek, he started smelling something dead and stumbled up on my sons deer. Of course we were unable to keep the meat or hide from the deer, the scavengers had eaten it up pretty good, but at least my son had a trophy.

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 09:57:47 PM »
He decided he wanted his European mount camo dipped,  so I called our friends at Southern Draw Hydroprinting, and they were more than happy to help out.

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My son's first buck - 2012
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 11:05:24 PM »
That's is too cool.  Sorry you lost the meat but at least he has that to show off his first deer. It turned out really good.
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Re: My son's first buck - 2012
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2013, 06:13:33 AM »
that looks cool! 
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Re: My son's first buck - 2012
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 11:25:33 AM »
I'm glad he got to recover it. Too bad about the meat and shoulder mount, but a very nice European mount and looks great.

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Re: My son's first buck - 2012
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2013, 07:28:00 PM »
great first buck. that's a high standard to beat. I like the mount too. you both should be proud
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Re: My son's first buck - 2012
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2013, 02:09:48 PM »
That made a nice mount for Kyle. Congrats to him and Dad. I look forward to hunting with him this year.

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Re: My son's first buck - 2012
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2013, 01:44:49 AM »
 Sounds like he made a good shot! :D

 Sorry to hear about the lost meat, but you should have a dandy European mount from that! Congrats!!! :D

 

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