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Old 12-18-2012, 12:32 AM   #21
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I grew up in a rural area for my first 8 yrs and we would follow our red bone hounds thru the woods with sling shots and all the rocks we could find. We moved into town and had 5 wooded acres with pump bb guns and squirrels! My brother and I shot thousands of bb's. We killed squirrels & rabbits, birds, a few snakes. When we got to spend the night with my grandparents, that was extra special! BB guns in hand and endless game to shoot, frogs, squirrels & rabbits, turtles, snakes! From the time we got up till dark, endless summers!
Mine own kids love going with me now! I wish we had more creek and bb gun time than we do. We are busy with sports most of the year but I love fall, we get to spend time in the woods. I teach them like I was taught about reading game sign, tracks, rubs, escapes. We walk slow and quiet, look for movement, know the wind direction. I never want fall & winter to end sometimes. I need to get s small boat so my wife will go do outdoor stuff with me too!
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:50 AM   #22
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Good stories so far, and congrats everyone on their successful hunts. It's the first one that gets ya hooked.

Here's my story.
1994 southern Missouri

I was nine years old, went with my brother 13 and father 40. After a unsuccessful opening morning @ 9 am my dad and brother walked through a patch of thicket towards my stand. ( My dad believed I was old enough to navigate the woods and hunt alone at this age!) I scanned the area to see blaze orange 200 or more yards away. It was my brother and dad, as I watched them closely I noticed them duck down and take cover. I was confused to say the least, until I took out my binoculars and saw them pointing. Aha I see a small fawn thirty yards away. They saw it before me! I calmly raised my .243 savage bolt action. I began to shake and think about how it was just a fawn, but I gathered myself and fired striking the boiler room. She dropped didn't notice another movement from her. My heart pumped with excitement, but was also sad for the deer. I even shed a couple tears for it before my brother and dad got to the stand to see. I thought they would laugh and joke, but no to my amazement they were very proud of me. And as famliy tradition, I wore the blood of my first kill on my face for 24 hrs.

I still hunt with that same gun today. I still find it hard to shoot does today, something about it.

I took a 9 pt with the same rifle this year, same scope and sling even.
Why did you kill a fawn?
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Why did you kill a fawn?
I think he ment a yearling......I think
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I think he ment a yearling......I think
I hope so.
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I hope so.
Me too.....iv killed a fawn or two as well but it was BARELY legal light when I did so. Even then the spots were really light
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She had just lost her spots, also don't know if you read the story, I was nine!
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She had just lost her spots, also don't know if you read the story, I was nine!
That's called a yearling. And yes I did read the story
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It's called a fawn, a fawn was a deer born of that current year spots or not. A yearling is between 1-2 years my freind. Hints the "year" in yearling. My fawn was est.. 6+mo looked like a runt, light colored doe.
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Still called a yearling. DNR calls a fawn a deer w spots. A young deer wo spots is called a yearling. That's MO conservations standpoint
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Well by definition ( Google defintion of fawn)

Fawn:
Noun: a deer in its first year.
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