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Author Topic: Andrews Youth Deer  (Read 696 times)

Offline ligpd

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Andrews Youth Deer
« on: November 11, 2014, 12:26:20 PM »
My name is Andrew Crossley and I am twelve years old. I have been hunting since I was six ever since my dad took me out on my first hunt, I loved it. On Tuesday October 7, 2014 I went hunting in our woods in the backyard. I had a doe walk up from behind me and come 25 yards from me. I drawled as silent as I could. She had her head down and so I supposed she was eating and wasn’t paying attention. I guess she was actually looking right at me. Because as soon as I released I knew it was a clean miss. She just took a few steps back and stomped and blew. I knew the hunt was over. The next day October 8, 2014 I wanted to hunt at a different farm. On our way with my dad I said “Today I want to hunt with my crossbow in my own stand and I will see you at dark or I will come and get you if I shoot one”. Just at the last half hour of daylight I see a giant rack coming right down the path which leads to a thirty yard shot. He was at twenty seven yards perfectly broadside looking away from me. I shot and I laid the hammer on him. I went over to the stand my dad was sitting in he was so proud of me. We went to the truck to get a flash light. We tracked about thirty yards from where I shot him. I was so excited because this is the biggest buck I have ever shot and I got him by myself. This hunt makes yesterday’s disappointing day switch to an awesome week. I can’t wait to see him on the wall. Thanks.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2015, 03:14:21 PM by ligpd »

Offline russcat

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Re: Andrews Youth Deer
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2014, 12:48:39 PM »
Great job and a dandy buck Andrew!  We all have missed just like you.  But you stayed with it and got your buck.  Great job young man!  And thanks for the awesome story.  I felt like I was there! 
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Online MichiganLouie

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Re: Andrews Youth Deer
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2014, 02:21:49 PM »
Congrats, Andrew!  that is a very nice buck and a great story!
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Offline buckone1

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Re: Andrews Youth Deer
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2014, 03:13:16 PM »
Congrats Andrew, you did a good job!!! @--0--0123
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Re: Andrews Youth Deer
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2014, 04:41:13 PM »
wow, I wish I shot that buck when I was your age. he's dandy. congrats
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Re: Andrews Youth Deer
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2014, 02:13:56 PM »
Excellent job Andrew.  @--0--0123 Very nice buck!  ##$%#116

It's a treat to have such a good hunter as you tell your story. I'm glad you didn't dwell on the doe miss, just picked yourself up, learn from it and moved on. The mark of a true sportsman. Remarkable at you age, you had a good teacher.

Speaking of your teacher. OK dad show him how to enter it in the harvest report. His harvest needs to be preserved.
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