Son's First Deer.

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Shade, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    Last weekend was the Youth Gun Season in Wisconsin.

    My eldest is 11 and he shot his first Buck, okay it was a
    Button Buck. He is very happy and Dad is pretty damn
    proud of him too.:D

    Gun: Marlin 336C chambered in .35 Remington

    Cartridge: .35 Remington, 20.5 gr of IMR SR 4759
    Bullet: Speer .357 158 gr Deepcurl (Handgun Hunting)

    Range: 20' (yup feet not yards)

    He was very calm quiet and motionless and the deer
    just kept walkin' up to us.

    Wisconsin passed a new regulation for 10 and 11 year olds
    last year. It is their mentor hunting program.
     

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  2. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    I can not get away from not mentioning my 8 year old. He
    was with me and a friend at the range a few weeks ago...
     

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  3. sarge_257

    sarge_257 New Member

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    Boys and hunting

    I too am proud of your son. And also proud of you for introducing him to a sport that will not only feed his family but produce some of the best of memorable times for him to tell his kids some day. I have been a Hunter Safety Instuctor since 1968 and helped establish the first state wide Hunter Education program in my home state of Missouri. I taught over 2000 students while living n Missouri and then moved to Colorado. I just retired from teaching and my record here in Colorado shows that I have taught 12,000 students. As I look back and wonder how the time passed so fast, I am happy I have had the privilige of making father-son and father-daughter into hunting buddies.
    Sarge
     
  4. pabstman

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    Congrats to your son! Looks like you are going to have to stay on your toes or maybe get showed up in a few years. I have a few years to my kids are old enough and can't wait.
     
  5. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    They can show me up all they want, I can always claim
    that I taught them... :D
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Great job to you and your children. Whatever it is that your 8 year old is shooting.......I want to shoot it, too. What kind of gun is it?
     
  7. doctherock

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    Winds of change his 8 year old is shooting an AR-15 platform which fires .223 or 5.56 ammunition. Good lookin boys you have there and a nice deer as well. Hope he continues with the sport.
     
  8. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    Yes, AR-15, it is a Bushmaster with a bull barrel I use for rifle matches,
    hunting and just having a ball of fun and yes it is chambered in 5.56 Nato
    (aka .223 Rem) which I reload.
     
  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Outstanding!! Great story and great memories.
     
  10. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    That will be the best deer he'll ever take home with him. The first one is a huge deal for any hunter.

    Be proud Dad, you have the boys on a good track. I'm sure you will be thanked many times over with fresh meat and the many returns of teaching a kid something that can be of a great help later.

    I know if it was me I'd sure be glad I knew how to hunt if a time come that I had to hunt or be hungry.;)
     
  11. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Congrats to you, and to your son.
    While hunting with Dad some 19years ago, I killed my first buck at about 20ft with my grandfathers old 35 remington.
    I can tell you that day hunting with you will stick with your son for the rest of his days.
    I still remember my dad telling me when he started to field dress my buck........
    "Now Kenny, I'm only gonna show you this once":p

    Last year my dad finally shoots his first deer in 25+ years. (He always see's deer, he's just always waiting on a big buck:rolleyes:, I kept hounding him to shoot something)
    He shoots two does on the run while I was pushing for him, before I dressed 'em out I said "Now Dad, I'm only gonna show you this....twice":p

    Congrats again
     
  12. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    Thanks and you would have had De ja vu all over again if you had
    been in the woods with us last Saturday.