Son's First Deer

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Son's First Deer

Post by BOHNTR » Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:35 pm

Well, after several attempts of trying to get my 12 year old son, Cody, close enough to a Blacktail deer (antlerless and/or buck) he finally made it all come together this morning. He made a perfect double lung shot on a button buck (technically an antlerless deer/ 1.5" spikes) at 40 yards (his max range). I was amazed to see his arrow pass completely through the little buck and bury itself in the dirt, as he only draws 33 lbs. Goes to prove a well placed arrow and traditional style, 2-bladed head, is the way to go for ulitmate penetration.

He was VERY happy, as he had endured many long hikes and blown opportunities this year in tough dry conditions. But today was celebratory for him with a few "field cleaning" chores he was now responsible for. :)

The deer wasn't that big being a yearling buck......reminded me of a coues, but you couldn't tell from Cody's enthusiasm.......he was one pumped little man! Anyway, hope you enjoy the photos. For those who have experienced this with their kids, I now know how you feel......it's awesome.

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Post by bigbuck92 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:04 pm

congrats to you and your boy
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Post by MuleyMadness » Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:39 pm

"BOHNTR II" in the makings, look out future big bucks.

Nice job and tell your son congrats from myself, what an accomplishment at such a young age. Great teacher of course.

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Post by Hiker » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:27 am

Congratulations Cody. =D> I think you have a great teacher. :)
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Post by chet » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:49 pm

nuthin better than when them chitlins get that look in there eye!
way to go dad!

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Post by a_bow_nut » Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:22 pm

Great Job! =D>

I had a feeling that it would only be a matter of time before he connected. Congratulations to all that were involed.

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Post by waynedevore » Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:22 pm

Congrats to the both of you. =D> Very good. :thumb

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Post by UtahRob » Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:12 am

Nice Job !!

Have you ever hunted the Trinity Alps in N.Calif.

There are some nice Black Tail bucks there and some beautiful country .

We would backpack in the Alps and bowhunt and fly fish. almost every year until we moved.

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Post by MuleyMadness » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:00 am

UtahRob

Fantastic pics, as USUAL!

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Post by IRONHEAD » Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:00 pm

Way to go BOHNTR JR. You have a pretty descent teacher. Way to go on your first deer, a buck to boot. another bow monster in the making.

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