I am so proud of my boy! He shot his first deer ever, a 5 point at 600 yards across two feilds with a 7 Mag!
The only thing I regret is not being there to see it <I'd of video'ed it!> but he was with the men of our family, my brother and dad! He used my brother's gun which, he refused to shoot on Thanksgiving because it was too scary for him he said. My brother set him up in the Y of a tree. Bro said he was shaking like a leaf and he talked him through it and ds delivered the fatal blow! It ended up being a gut shot <lots of wind> but shattered his left rear leg as it exited. He didn't go but 50 yards and fell. That boy reached out and touched him!
Ds and his buck...
A proud MaMa moment with her boy and his first buck...
My brother tagged both his does on the first day. The one, he shot 2 minutes into the woods and the second one about 12pm. I have yet to get one but we'll be driving them through the slaughter house tomorrow because they weren't moving at all where I was set up yesterday. My dad also shot his first doe in 2 years yesterday too so I'm happy the old man got one.
I did track and gut my first deer though, my brother's second doe. He asked if I was draggin too but I told him, you shot it, you drag it! He shot her with the 7 Mag at about 30 yards away as she was coming off a hill. She had another doe with her and a 6 pointer too. She ran over 200 yards from the adrenalin. We waited her out because he was unsure if he smacked her. I took a pee break and my brother found rib meat and blood on the ground. 40 minutes later, I took the lead and tracked her. We followed her blood trail like bread crumbs. She bled out nicely and pretty much ran out of steam. There was blood on two trees about 100 yards apart and I found her 50 yards off from the second blood stained tree. Gutting her wasn't as bad as I thought it would be but ds refused to gut his. His gut shot ruined both the boy's and the deer's stomach so he ended up doing his butthole with his shirt over his face! I did tell him though if you can't gut it, don't kill it!
4 deer down in 2 days and 8 to go! We'll be going back out tomorrow but need a break today but the work is not over! We have to cut it up and get it packaged.
On Monday though, I could kick myself. As my brother was dragging his first doe out, he saw a shooter <BIG BUCK> and he kept saying Casey and pointing --> --> --> I kept saying, I don't see it and he kept pointing --> --> --> and I'm like WHERE?! And then he high tailed it outta there and THEN I SAW IT but it was too late! I could have kicked myself but in the position I was, I really could not see him.
I've had a blast so far! I can't wait to get back out there and fill my tags tomorrow!
Dad's shed looks like a meat locker now! We'll all be eatin good this winter, even if we don't harvest anymore, we'll make sure we're all taken care of! Ds's buck is front and center!
It's been good so far! Even if I don't get anything, I've had a great experience I'll not forget for a long time!