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Offline RugerRay

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Son's first deer
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:51:00 AM »
After about a mile and a half walk into some timber yesterday morning, we found a nice little knob to sit up on watch over a recent log job. A good buddy of mine had seen a little 3 point just the other day chasing a doe around, so we knew that there might be some rut activity starting up. With my youngest handling the rattle bag, my oldest manned the grunt tube as well as the rifle. Only 20 minutes into the action, I noticed a tail flicker in the tree line about 300 yards out. I got the binocs on it, and saw we had a dandy of a 4 point coming in hot. He spared no time coming into the open, grunting right back at us. I was finally able to get my son lined up on the buck, presenting only a straight on shot at 200 yards. Buck fever was running rampant through my boy, and couldn't manage to get a confident mark on the deer. The buck slipped back into the tree line, but didn't seem spooked. I was able to glass him through the trees, and noticed as if he was almost chasing something off. We slipped down the knob, and made our way into the tree line. Just as we got to an old skid trail lane, we saw this buck standing in the clearing 30 yards away. My son quickly pulled up the rifle, clicked the safety off and drilled it. One shot with the Ruger .270 and 150 grain Nosler Partitions, and it was laying 50' from where he shot. I couldn't be more proud of my boys, and I'm looking forward to many more of these memories to come.
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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 10:07:14 AM »
Congratulations! :tup:
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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 10:07:39 AM »
Awesome work!


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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 10:19:17 AM »
congratulations young man :tup:

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 02:14:45 PM »
Very cool!

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 02:22:54 PM »
Love it.  Congrats👊🦌👊
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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 02:42:05 PM »
Great job and CONGRATS  :tup:

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 03:19:12 PM »
Nice job :tup:
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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 03:20:37 PM »
Thats a great buck! Tell him congrats!
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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2017, 03:24:31 PM »
Great job young man, very nice deer! Absolutely love it!

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2017, 03:49:38 PM »
Great work! Good looking buck too  :tup:

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2017, 03:51:27 PM »
Solid work!

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2017, 05:09:09 PM »
That is what it's all about! Good for you getting your boys into the outdoors! Congrats on a great buck and memories for life :tup:

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2017, 05:25:12 PM »
 Dandy first buck!
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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2017, 05:48:40 PM »
Very nice to get it done with both boys involved! Nice buck young man!

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2017, 09:26:15 AM »
That's the good stuff!
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2017, 09:29:21 AM »
Nothing better than hunting with the kiddos!!!!!  great job dad!!!
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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2017, 09:42:37 AM »
Awesome!

Congrats to the young man!!! :tup:
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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2017, 03:49:21 PM »
Awesome!
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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2017, 05:33:15 PM »
Sweet! :tup:

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2017, 06:08:38 PM »
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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2017, 07:28:47 AM »
Nice buck and great job young man.  Looks like IEP land up in unit 124.
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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2017, 07:53:04 AM »
Thank you to everyone for all of the positive, and encouraging comments. I will definitely pass them on to my boys. They're looking forward to the European mount hanging up in their room soon.

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2017, 07:54:16 AM »
Nice buck and great job young man.  Looks like IEP land up in unit 124.

Thank you! You definitely got the unit right. We were actually on a piece of Stimson ground.

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2017, 08:19:26 AM »
Great buck. I'm sure this is the first of many to come.
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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2017, 09:01:14 AM »
Perfect.

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2017, 09:19:57 AM »
Great story and great buck.  Congrats to you and your sons.

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2017, 10:44:55 AM »
Awesome job Dad!  Great first buck and story.
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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2017, 10:46:52 AM »
Congratulations!  That is a great story!  So awesome to see the kids take their first deer. :)

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2017, 08:26:34 PM »
Great job kid! Awesome buck!

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2017, 08:39:46 PM »
Well done to the young man. I bet we have a new hunter for life.

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2017, 08:54:51 PM »
Congradulations! Nice buck and good eats!

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2017, 09:27:54 PM »
That's a dandy buck, I'd be happy with that also.

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2017, 09:42:12 PM »
Congrats to the youngster

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2017, 09:52:02 PM »
 :tup: Good job!!
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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2017, 10:41:26 PM »
Nice!!  I can't wait until I get the chance to let my boy shoot a buck.  He is only 4, so we have a ways to go still.

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2017, 01:48:41 PM »
Oh yah, Good work! A strong little guy to take an off hand shot with a .270! Proud dad.

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Re: Son's first deer
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2017, 01:51:30 PM »
Very cool, Congrats  :tup:
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