Sons biggest Buck to date!!!!

Discussion in '2011 Whitetail General' started by LeeinMo, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. LeeinMo

    LeeinMo Member

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    Aug 14, 2007
    Kearney
    Well I will try to make this short and sweet. We hunted in Grundy County where we normally hunt. My youngest son Lane who is 13 has been bowhunting this year and well we have been struggling to get a deer into bow range.
    We were both at the farmers house on Friday before dark to get setup. We didn't see anything in the fields or draws. Sat morning we hunted the timber in the Acorns till 12:15 pm. We did not see a single deer. We went back to the truck and ate some lunch and went out to a new tower stand and hunted till dark. Once again not a single deer was seen. I was really down and out about it. I just knew this was going to be the year for him to shoot a good one? We took the farmer and his family out to eat that night and the farmer kept telling Lane there out there you just got to keep trying.
    Well this morning we changed tactics. We started out in the CRP fields in a tower blind overlooking about a 100 acre field. As soon as it was light enough to see through Binoc's we see deer running around going nuts. At one point we had 2 8 pointers chasing 5-7 Does all around the field. I could not get them to stop long enough for him to get a proper shot. Finally after about 15 mins of pure torture on a 13 year old with 2 decent bucks bigger than anything he had killed to date. I caught movement on top of the hill and see a deer standing there looking things over. As soon as I get the Binoc's up and I see this deer I almost hollered don't shoot either of those bucks. He looks up and says why not? I just tell him to be prepared for a longer shot at a big buck. He says Dad are you serious? I said take a look ontop of the hill. He looks through the scope and says oh Dad you got to be kidding me? I told him he could not shoot it while it was skylined and he understood that. Well this buck could not take the smaller deer chasing the Does around. And down the hill he came all bristled up.
    Shot was at 120 yards with a .25 WSSM 110 grain bonded bullets. On the shot the deer hit the ground and did not move. High Fives were had, knuckle are bruised from the two of us. What a memory this will be for us both. He hunted his butt off and earned every part of this deer. The best thing he learned in my opinion is patience and dedication. If you shoot the first buck you see you just might miss the big one 5 mins. later........Smile says it all..... 9point 18-1/4" spread 220lbs plus I would say. I don't know what it scores and I could care less!!!!!!:cheers:

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  2. dodge

    dodge Active Member

    Oct 8, 2010
    cedar hill, mo
    congrats on the big buck:cheers:
     

  3. :claphands::claphands::claphands::claphands::claphands:
     
  4. HomertheHunter

    HomertheHunter Active Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    Kearney, MO
    Great story and great deer. Really enjoyed meeting you and your family this morning.
     
  5. traditional

    traditional New Member

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    Sep 23, 2010
    Georgia
  6. Pinetopper

    Pinetopper New Member

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    Aug 27, 2010
  7. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Hog of a body and stud rack to boot... great buck for sure!! What a story he will have monday at school. Congrats!!!!
     
  8. Satch

    Satch Senior Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Central MO
    Great story an dgreat buck, congrats.:eek::
     
  9. JRNYRAVN

    JRNYRAVN Active Member

    Jul 4, 2006
    NKC
    Sweet buck and a great story! Nice pics too! :claphands:
     
  10. kc704

    kc704 Senior Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    Missouri
    Congrats!! Glad to see someone in our neighborhood put a good'en on the ground.
     
  11. archer66

    archer66 5 shots 1 kill

    Jun 21, 2008
    Great story!!

    Very nice photos as usual Lee!!

    Congrats to your son on a nice buck.
     
  12. 76_michael

    76_michael Active Member

    Jul 24, 2008
    Lincoln Co.
  13. Kickers288

    Kickers288 Active Member

  14. Hideandwatch

    Hideandwatch New Member

    Nice buck and certainly a great story. Sounds like he's learning good things from you.:claphands::claphands::eek:::cheers:
     
  15. DADAKOTA

    DADAKOTA Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2006
    Great stuff. Congrats.
     
  16. Gamegetter

    Gamegetter Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    That is a dandy. Great deer and great smile from your son to match a rewarding hunt. Congratulations to your son and all those that helped make it happen. :claphands::cheers::cheers::eek:::eek::