My 9 year old son's first deer


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CDW4ME
December 31, 2012, 01:20 AM
Prior to today, my son had gone hunting six different times and never seen a deer. Today was his last chance for this season and he went even though the temperature was in the thirties.

Persistence paid off, this buck came from behind us, walked close to the side of the tent, and drank out of a creek 5 -7 yards right in front of us.

At this point my son was not ready to shoot because he got tickled (nervous?)and was covering his mouth trying not to laugh, but still made a couple of noises that the deer heard; thank God the deer didn't spook & run off.

Finally my son got himself together and when the deer turned broadside at 5 - 7 yards and began to walk away he shot.

The buck ran about 100 yards, but wasn't really too hard to find; the bullet had taken out one lung and the liver.

Dad and son were both very excited.

Rifle is a Windham SRC .223 with Bushnell TRS Red Dot.
Bullet was my handload, a Nosler Partition 60 gr. at just over 2,800 fps.

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gspn
December 31, 2012, 01:53 AM
Great story! I love it when hard work and persistence pays off! I laughed picturing his reaction...my son has done it...I've done it...the closer they get the funnier it is.

Great job to you dad for being there for your kid week after week and keeping at it until he succeeds. I'm giving you a big "thumbs up".

BP44
December 31, 2012, 02:14 AM
Congrats, to the both of you. That's one happy boy ya have there.

Davek1977
December 31, 2012, 04:31 AM
Congrats on the deer, but I notice an epic fail as far as safety goes...the gun is pointing RIGHT at him, mag inserted, action closed. Doesn't this disturb anyone else?

*nevermind, now that the picture has been replaced with another, this post makes little sense*

Cooldill
December 31, 2012, 05:28 AM
Yes it does me, I'm a safety freak when it comes to firearms. You can never be too sure. I keep my AR bolts locked to the rear whenever I'm not behind the trigger or if it's in the safe.

Boostedtwo
December 31, 2012, 08:44 AM
Congrats to your son, last year I took my first deer which happened to be a buck, was in the woods 45 minutes, I had hunted years and years before without getting a shot, this year I took another buck from my same stand about 30 minutes in on opening day again, this is the one I got this year 176917

CDW4ME
December 31, 2012, 10:34 AM
Congrats on the deer, but I notice an epic fail as far as safety goes...the gun is pointing RIGHT at him, mag inserted, action closed. Doesn't this disturb anyone else?

I immediately noticed that :o when I looked at the pic later, so no you are not the only one.

I thought about setting him behind the deer in our back yard and taking another picture with the rifle repositioned, but decided the "in the field" pic was best.

I had unloaded the chamber of the rifle when the deer was located and confirmed dead, then the magazine was reinserted.

xXxplosive
December 31, 2012, 10:49 AM
What a great day for you both........time to celebrate.

Fremmer
December 31, 2012, 10:58 AM
Congrats on the deer, tell him we are impressed!

95XL883
December 31, 2012, 11:26 AM
Congratulations! I'm glad you get the time with your son.

JCMM
December 31, 2012, 11:35 AM
Congrats on sticking with it and him bagging his first deer. My son popped one last year @ age 9 and it was an incredible father/son moment. We haven't gotten one this year, but still hope to, as I tell my on, "That is why it is called hunting, not killing, you don't always get a shot."

Thanks for the pic.

shaggy430
December 31, 2012, 11:49 AM
Congratulations! I got my first deer when I was nine as well, many years ago. I am excited about taking my boy when he is old enough.

jbkebert
January 1, 2013, 05:51 PM
Very cool.

surjimmy
January 3, 2013, 09:58 PM
It can't get any better then that.

ridgerunner1965
January 5, 2013, 01:49 AM
lol reminds me when my son got his first buk. he mite of been about 9 or 10.he had shot a few does by that time.a nice 4 pt walked up awful close to our blind.about 10 yrds.he got on him with the scoped 243. i kept saying ok shoot him anytime.ok anytime, ok shoot when yur ready, ok now, ok shoot when yu git ready, ok shoot, ok now ok booooom!piled that buck! he said he wasnt shooting till he was sure of his shot.now i realize i was puttin a lot of pressure on him but he came thru jus fine

MarshallDodge
January 5, 2013, 02:06 AM
Awesome!

Who says you can't hunt with "one of those" rifles. ;)

kbbailey
January 6, 2013, 11:19 PM
Congrats!!


My 10yo got his first deer this fall also. One shot with NEF slug-gun @ 65yds.

41 Mag
January 7, 2013, 06:49 AM
Great going. It is great to see the post of the kids getting their deer, and even some of the not kids as well, congrats to you too, Boostedtwo !

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