Zach's first deer! Story and pics.

Discussion in 'Youth Hunts & Photos' started by Marine95, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Marine95

    Marine95 New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Fenton
    We woke up this morning to bacon, eggs, sausage, and hashbrowns that my dad cooked for my 12 year old son and I. After breakfast the boy and I put our gear on, grabbed his rifle, and headed to the deer stand. At 6:40 am we were perched 15' high in a double ladder stand in the southwest portion of our lease in Lewis County. As the sun rose the woods started to come alive. There were squirrels and birds everywhere. At 7:20 am I decided to break out the rattle bag and the VECtor. Did about 30 seconds of moderate rattling and set the bag down. About 5 minutes later I gave 7 short tending grunts from the VECtor. It did not take long after that. 1 minute after the grunts me and my son hear footsteps off in the distance. I look over my right shoulder and down wind and see white antlers heading our way. I alert my son of what I see, he turns his head and says big buck. The deer is working our way but also headed dead down wind. As I try to get my son turned and situated the deer became very skeptical and catches us moving in the stand. Tell my son to get on the deer. He is searching for the deer thru his scope and cant find him. The buck starts to turn back the other way and I give him a mouth grunt. His tail flickers and my son catches the white tail. He fires a shot from his savage .243 and I see the deer stumble, fall, get up, and run off. We give high fives and sit down a minute to quit from shaking. We lower the gun and pack down then climb down ourselves. Immediately we find large amounts of blood and follow the trail. After about 80 yards of tracking we see the buck, piled up on the river/creek bank. We give a few more high fives and as we get to the buck he raises his head, stands up, and jumps in the creek 12' below and runs up the hill out of site. He is now on other property, we make our way to the owners cabin and get permission. We easily pick the trail up again and follow it across a bean field and find him piled up on the edge of the cut corn field.

    A less than perfect shot, entered the back of the neck and came out lower and in the fromt.

    It was a good day!

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  2. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
    Congrats!!! That is one heck of a good deer!!
     

  3. ShelbyCo150

    ShelbyCo150 New Member

    Great story and a dandy buck.Congrats :eek::
     
  4. 1FastCam

    1FastCam New Member

    Nov 25, 2002
    CT
    Congratulations! Man that is a great first buck! Great memories there for sure.:eek:::eek::
     
  5. Marine95

    Marine95 New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Fenton
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  6. riverbottomhunter

    riverbottomhunter Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Chariton Co.
  7. cfdjay

    cfdjay New Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    :eek:::claphands::claphands::claphands::claphands::cheers::cheers:
     
  8. Piney

    Piney New Member

    349
    Feb 4, 2005
    SW MO
    Very nice buck-congradulations to son and dad! Those are the kinda of days great memories are made of! :eek::
     
  9. SHEDHEAD

    SHEDHEAD New Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    :claphands::claphands::claphands::claphands:

    HECKUVA FIRST DEER!!! Or any number for that matter!

    Congrats young man!

    Ya'll gettin a shoulder mount? Beautiful cape!:cheers:
     
  10. Carson

    Carson New Member

    382
    Feb 1, 2008
    Bourbon
  11. Marine95

    Marine95 New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Fenton
    [rquote=1871525&tid=130302&author=SHEDHEAD]:claphands::claphands::claphands::claphands:

    HECKUVA FIRST DEER!!! Or any number for that matter!

    Congrats young man!

    Ya'll gettin a shoulder mount? Beautiful cape!:cheers:[/rquote]He wanted a European, had to talk him into a shoulder.
     
  12. porkchop

    porkchop Active Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Barnhart/Perryville
  13. CLIFFHANGER

    CLIFFHANGER Active Member

    :claphands:
    Great stuff right there:cheers:
     
  14. BowHunterKc

    BowHunterKc New Member

    205
    Oct 24, 2010
    Kansas City, MO
    Great buck, congrats
     
  15. badtothebone

    badtothebone New Member

    1
    Oct 30, 2010
  16. Hunter79

    Hunter79 Active Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Maywood, MO
    Cool deal young man. :claphands::claphands:
     
  17. Deckgun

    Deckgun Member

    503
    Sep 18, 2010
    Fulton, MO
    :eek:::claphands::eek:: That is awesome Good Job guys.
     
  18. Pinetopper

    Pinetopper New Member

    100
    Aug 27, 2010
    Great first buck! Same age as me and similar story as my first buck. Story brought back great memories. Thanks for sharing! If he was anything like me he was shakin lik CRAZY. Very :