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Offline 180-GRAIN

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Had to shoot him.
« on: October 31, 2013, 06:33:47 AM »
Well hunted with my wife's 9 year old last night. He said we had to shoot the first buck we saw because he had never seen a buck shot before. We ended up watching 4 does for about 45 minutes and then this guy came in and started trying to tend to the does lip curling and the whole works like he owned the joint. Needless to say one shot later this monster was down. It was pretty cool to see the boys reaction I'm sure you parents out there know how it goes when a kid gets excited I don't think I got a word in edge wise all the way home with his jibber jabbering lol. He ordered me to boil the skull so he could put it on his bedroom wall. It was a fun night glad it went down the way it did. Sorry for the dark pictures we shot him last light and took him home before we even thought of pictures, I guess I still get excited to!
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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 06:35:11 AM »
Oops sorry for the upside down photo

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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 06:38:22 AM »
Awesome! If the kid says shoot and it's legal BANG! I wouldn't hesitate either! Congrats!! :tup:
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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 06:41:00 AM »
Horns are over rated.  Experiences are where it's at.  Sounds like it was a good one the boy will remember for ever.  Nice job and enjoy those tender vittles :tup:
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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 06:43:47 AM »
Maybe someone can flip that first pic for me I'm not that computer savy. It was definitely worth taking that buck I can remember the first buck I saw my dad shoot when I was young to this day like it was yesterday, it hooked me for life! Hoping it does the same for him.

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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 06:59:09 AM »
That's awesome! I still remember my first buck down in Oregon 1959 I think and they had to be 2pt or better, still have the horns on the plaque in my shop. I like seeing kids out with their dads. :tup:

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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 07:10:01 AM »
Hey ...meat is meat bud !! good job !! :tup:

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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2013, 08:01:10 AM »
Here ya go....
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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2013, 08:06:11 AM »
The pic with him in the back of the truck says it all....you had no choice in the matter....had to be done. Just like you now have to provide him a cleaned skull for the wall!
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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2013, 08:10:12 AM »
Haha, yup! Had to be done.

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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2013, 09:13:41 AM »
Yeah it will be on his wall for sure. Thanks for fixing the pic.

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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2013, 09:28:21 AM »
Good stuff :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:
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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2013, 11:23:39 AM »
Is that Jay? Is that who I am seeing there? Good job man! Glad you could get it done, best way possible.

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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2013, 12:55:41 PM »
Waaaay cool!  Probably wants to know when it's "his turn" now, right?

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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2013, 01:55:45 PM »
That is awesome!  Can't wait to hunt with my grandson!

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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2013, 02:20:18 PM »
Good for you man! I drew a second archery tag a few years back and used it as an opportunity to let my daughter witness a deer being shot up close and personal. I think she was 6 or 7? It buried the hook deep and now she's the shooter.

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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2013, 02:23:06 PM »
Congrats!!
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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2013, 02:28:30 PM »
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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2013, 03:04:16 PM »
Congratz :tup: great story and the buck will eat great!!

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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2013, 03:05:25 PM »
Awsome :tup:
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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2013, 03:29:28 PM »
I'll warn you though, having to lay there and watch your kid take a shot on a buck (especially a big one) is one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of your life... :chuckle:

More than watching your wife draw back on a big bull!!!?  No wonder we never had kids.  Not sure I could handle it :chuckle:
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« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2013, 10:43:14 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2013, 10:45:03 PM »
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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2013, 06:46:52 AM »
Congrats some tender meat in the freezer there. Passed on a spike and 3 point last weekend. Was an off year in my area.

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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2013, 07:14:07 AM »
Great job!! in the last 5 years I've slowed down hunting for myself(still get my animal) and started taking at least one kid/unseasoned hunter and
getting them there first big game animal , I find great joy in this !!
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Re: Had to shoot him.
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2013, 01:00:26 PM »
I'll warn you though, having to lay there and watch your kid take a shot on a buck (especially a big one) is one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of your life... :chuckle:

More than watching your wife draw back on a big bull!!!?  No wonder we never had kids.  Not sure I could handle it :chuckle:

Don't know, my wife doesn't hunt.  But have had to do it twice with the boy.  First time he was 12 and took a 290 yard shot, steep uphill angle at a 150 class whitetail that was facing him (staring at us) and about to bolt.   second time was last month when we found 3 bucks bedded in a draw.  The first two (the smaller 2) stood up from their beds and we had to wait for the big guy (a 150 class mulie) to stand for a shot.  There was a nice 3x3 in the group and I was terrified that the boy was going to take one look at that buck and touch off the shot with the bigger buck still bedded at his feet. 
He didn't miss either time, but man it's tough to watch.
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