My sons first youth season and deer.

Discussion in 'Youth Hunts & Photos' started by HEAVY, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. HEAVY

    HEAVY Active Member

    Mar 8, 2011
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    Took my 6 year old son out for his first youth hunt. Seen one doe at 7:35am and she came to about 40 yards and stopped. Never gave a broadside shot until she move west and now she was about 60 yards broadside. He got on her and this was he first deer so it took a little bit to get settled. He shot and it appeared to be a miss after looking.

    After that we went back to the house and practiced shooting some more. Shot about a box of 30/30 shells then he and I were feeling better about it and was he excited about his shooting and decided he was good to go.


    Youth hunt number two with my son. Slow evening until about 6:15. One doe came out at about 65 yards broadside. Again took a bit for him to get settled but after he did she move in to about 30 yards. By that time doe number 2 came out and she was spooky. She then went out to about 50 yard and turned broadside again facing the other doe. He got on her and I talked him through his breathing and told him when he was ready to shoot. Boom and then she runs off tail flickering. I watched the shot and it looked good. Doe number 2 stayed in the field and watched us walk to the spot of the shot. Found hair and then went to where she went in the woods. As I stepped into the woods I seen the white belly. He was super excited and of course I was too.

    Double lung and she ran about 60 yards. He said later that night when it all sank in that he cant stop thinking about how good he did today and how he provided food for the family.
  2. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Good stuff, wack'n his first deer with a Marlin 336 turdy-turdy to boot!

    Congrats to your son!!! :tup:

  3. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Outstanding. Congrats to both of you. :cheers:
  4. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    AWESOME, congrats to you both.
  5. BarryG

    BarryG Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2003
    Excellent! Congrats!
  6. mrmurph

    mrmurph Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    NW Missouri
    Outstanding! Great memories.
  7. HEAVY

    HEAVY Active Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    And its the same one I shot my first deer with 23 years ago. Kind of special knowing that and its the same one my niece shot hers with 10 years ago when I took her on her first youth hunt.
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  8. Satch

    Satch Senior Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Central MO
    Great hunt, congrats to the young man
  9. bowbender

    bowbender Well-Known Member

  10. HEAVY

    HEAVY Active Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Finished the second half of youth season tagged out. An 80 yard shot dropped him in his tracks. Had four bucks come out and he picked this one because it was giving him the best shot. Proud dad moment. 20171125_172204.jpg 20171125_172247.jpg

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  11. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    He has got it figured out. Congrats to him again. :cheers:
  12. Maddog3355

    Maddog3355 Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2014
    Maries County
    Congratulations. That ole 30/30 is on a roll!!
  13. HEAVY

    HEAVY Active Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Yes it is. I think I might have to go back to using it also next year. It's a lot less of mess on the inside and less damage to the meat.
  14. h_callahan

    h_callahan Senior Member

    Nov 14, 2008
    warren county
    thats awesome congrats to all involved with the hunt
  15. timberdoodle

    timberdoodle Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    Stanton mo
    Outstanding job by the young man :brownnose: My favorite hunt stories on here , by a wide margin , are the ones about young folks getting their first deer .
  16. manitou1

    manitou1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    Truman Lake
    A great read. Memories for life for the lil guy. Congrats.
  17. Satch

    Satch Senior Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Central MO
    Congrats, smoking them with a lever gun
  18. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Great season for him! Those pictures are priceless.
  19. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Congrats on a great buck for your son! :cheers:

    BTW, my wife killed her first deer opening weekend of rifle season with a 1961 Marlin 336SC in 30/30..... :tup: Great little deer rifles. Hoping my nephew wacks his first next fall with it. Football got in the way this year. Assuming my wife lets him borrow her deer rifle.... :D
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  20. HEAVY

    HEAVY Active Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    That is awesome right there. Congrats on her first kill btw.
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