Garmin Xero Bow Sight
Morgan's First Deer
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Scoot 06-Nov-17
kellyharris 06-Nov-17
Scoot 06-Nov-17
Scoot 06-Nov-17
NoWiser 06-Nov-17
Scoot 06-Nov-17
Scoot 06-Nov-17
Scoot 06-Nov-17
orionsbrother 06-Nov-17
Scoot 06-Nov-17
Brotsky 06-Nov-17
BOWNBIRDHNTR 06-Nov-17
kota-man 06-Nov-17
JW 06-Nov-17
Buffalo1 06-Nov-17
Bullhound 06-Nov-17
sticksender 06-Nov-17
smarba 06-Nov-17
APauls 06-Nov-17
Bou'bound 06-Nov-17
Scar Finga 06-Nov-17
BigOk 06-Nov-17
Heat 06-Nov-17
midwest 06-Nov-17
HUNT MAN 06-Nov-17
GhostBird 06-Nov-17
ghost stalker 06-Nov-17
Salagi 06-Nov-17
Jaquomo 06-Nov-17
T Mac 06-Nov-17
Ace 06-Nov-17
Ironbow 06-Nov-17
smarba 06-Nov-17
t-roy 06-Nov-17
RutnStrut 06-Nov-17
Pigsticker 06-Nov-17
Bob 06-Nov-17
JohnB 06-Nov-17
drycreek 06-Nov-17
otcWill 07-Nov-17
Chris S 07-Nov-17
BULELK1 07-Nov-17
pa bowhunter 07-Nov-17
ki-ke 07-Nov-17
Nick Muche 07-Nov-17
Scoot 07-Nov-17
lewis 07-Nov-17
Z Barebow 07-Nov-17
smarba 07-Nov-17
XbowfromNY 07-Nov-17
Scoot 07-Nov-17
From: Scoot
06-Nov-17
Morgan is hunting during the gun season here in MN, but refused to shoot a rifle. When I told her it was probably her best bet to shoot a deer, her response was "It's not happening Dad." Typical Morgan response! She's a spitfire... She wanted to shoot her crossbow. For anyone who this may bother, quit reading and go yell at some kid to get off your lawn. For those who won't be offended by this, feel free to see below.

From: kellyharris
06-Nov-17
Lol scoot

From: Scoot
06-Nov-17

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Saturday afternoon was our first chance to hunt. Morgan was as serious as ever (see pic)! We had several close calls- early had a little 5 point walk past us at 4 yards, but when I grunted he just kept going. I grunted again and he stopped, but all Morgan could see was his backside. He kept going and never offered a shot. He was so close he walked past her shooting window too quickly. It was pretty exciting for both of us! She also saw a nicer buck across the opening, but it was in the woods and I only caught a glimpse of it. She said it was a very nice buck. It headed East, where our friend Tom was sitting. I told her that Tom was going to shoot that buck and that's exactly what happened. A minute later "Boom! Boom!" and the buck was down. Morgan also had a doe at 20 yards, but she wouldn't hold still for a shot. It was a fun night, but with no shooting.

From: Scoot
06-Nov-17

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Sunday came and Morgan continued to refuse to let Ryan join us. Those two are like a cat and a dog at this age! Uncle Rod was interested in joining in as a "co-guide" and Morgan was good with that idea. We got to the blind with in time for 2 1/2 hours of hunting. Morgan was ready to go!

From: NoWiser
06-Nov-17
Following!!

06-Nov-17
Good stuff, keep it coming!

From: Scoot
06-Nov-17
All was quiet for a long time! Sundown was at 6:02 and at 6:05 we hadn't seen a thing. Rod and Morgan both predicted we would get skunked, but I remained optimistic. At about 6:10 I looked up and was shocked to see a doe right in front of us, just entering Morgan's shooting lane. The doe had come in the opening in my blind spot and walked the whole way to us behind that blind spot and without any of us ever seeing it. We were caught with our pants down!

I got Morgan's crossbow up and ready and looked back at the deer and she had us pegged! We patiently waited. "Can I shoot now?", Morgan asked. "No, not yet", was my reply, given the doe was sharply quartering to us. We patiently waited and the doe finally looked away from us and seemed to relax her posture. "Get ready to shoot, Morgan." Instantly Morgan's breathing became loud and labored! "Just relax and concentrate. There's no rush to shoot", I said to her as she tried to control her emotions. Almost like we scripted it, the doe took a step to her left and turned broadside to us. "Shoot when you're ready" I whispered. Morgan leaned in and concentrated on the spot. "Thump!" went the crossbow and we watched the bolt hit exactly where it's supposed to! Rod immediately said, "She's not going far with that shot!" We watched her run out of the opening and into the woods, but she stopped and we watched her drop seconds later. My ten year old little girl had just shot her first deer.

From: Scoot
06-Nov-17

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From: Scoot
06-Nov-17

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Uncle Rod is always a good luck charm!
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Uncle Rod is always a good luck charm!
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06-Nov-17
Congrats Scoot and Morgan!!

From: Scoot
06-Nov-17
Yesterday was a great day to be a dad! Morgan was singing and whistling and dancing around after we got to the deer- she was excited! It was a very different experience for her and for me, compared to when Ryan shot his first deer. Not better or worse, just different. Her reaction was fun and excited and I loved it! She was one thrilled kid and I was/am one proud dad. Pretty great day!

From: Brotsky
06-Nov-17
Way to go Morgan! That doe is way bigger than any doe Ryan has shot! Ha! I bet Scott has already heard that argument! LOL!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
06-Nov-17
Very Awesome, Congrats to all of you!!!!!

From: kota-man
06-Nov-17
That is so awesome...Congrats to her!

From: JW
06-Nov-17
Way to go Morgan!!! Grats to Dad as well !

From: Buffalo1
06-Nov-17
Outstanding- Hardy Congrats !!!

From: Bullhound
06-Nov-17
congrats to all of you! big doe!! the smiles tell it all!!!

From: sticksender
06-Nov-17
Fantastic....congrats!!!

From: smarba
06-Nov-17
Good stuff, thanks for sharing!!!!

From: APauls
06-Nov-17
Awesome! Congrats to the whole family. Looking at all your faces I could never guess that you're related! ;)

06-Nov-17
Just great! Congrats to the entire family!!

From: Bou'bound
06-Nov-17
perfectly done. congrats

From: Scar Finga
06-Nov-17
Excellent!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

From: BigOk
06-Nov-17
Great job Morgan!!!! And Dad too. This is awesome.

From: Heat
06-Nov-17
Very cool Scott! Congrats all around!

From: midwest
06-Nov-17
Sa-weet! Congrats to Morgan!

From: HUNT MAN
06-Nov-17
Good stuff guys . Congrats

From: GhostBird
06-Nov-17
Congratulations Morgan & Team. Good work.

06-Nov-17
Congrats to her. Nice shot. Looks like a good size doe. Great eating right there

From: Salagi
06-Nov-17
That's a nice doe! Congratulations!

From: Jaquomo
06-Nov-17
How cool, Scott and Morgan! Congrats to you both!

From: T Mac
06-Nov-17
Sweet congrats Morgan and Dad!

From: Ace
06-Nov-17
Good stuff! Congratulations Morgan, the first of many I'm sure. Congrats to Dad and Uncle as well.

From: Ironbow
06-Nov-17
Fantastic! Congrats!

From: smarba
06-Nov-17
I should add "kudos" to Morgan for choosing to restrict herself to Xbow when she could have used a rifle. I have absolutely nothing against rifles or any other legal weapon for hunting, despite my opinion that Xbows are not the same thing as bows.

But her personal decision to challenge herself with a "lesser weapon" reflects the true spirit of bowhunting and I applaud her for it!

From: t-roy
06-Nov-17
Way to go Morgan!! Not sure who is happier, you or Dad!

Any pics of Ryan pouting after you rubbed in? ;-)

From: RutnStrut
06-Nov-17
Great job Morgan and Dad.

From: Pigsticker
06-Nov-17
Great job Morgan! Dad, big kudos on raising them right!

From: Bob
06-Nov-17
Well done, Congratulations !

From: JohnB
06-Nov-17
Way to go Morgan and way to go Dad congrats!

From: drycreek
06-Nov-17
Big congrats !

From: otcWill
07-Nov-17
Awesome! Congrats to you both

From: Chris S
07-Nov-17
Awesome sauce!!

From: BULELK1
07-Nov-17
Congrats Young Lady!

You are a dang good dad Scoot.

Thanks for sharing

Good luck, Robb

From: pa bowhunter
07-Nov-17
Congratulations to the both of you..

From: ki-ke
07-Nov-17
Scoot for Governor!!

Great fathering....

From: Nick Muche
07-Nov-17
That's how it's done! Way to get her out there and also realize some success! Very nice and congrats to both of you!

From: Scoot
07-Nov-17
Thanks everyone! Morgan and I are both still in Cloud 9.

Troy and Brotsky you pretty much have Ryan figured out. He said "Congratulations Morgan" with as little enthusiasm as he could possibly offer. Later he reminded me about smarba's point and just wanted me to be sure I understood how much easier it is with a crossbow compared to what he's doing with a vertical bow. Nobody is competitive in our house! ...and like I've said before... a cat and a dog, those two!

Thanks again everyone- this was great fun for us!

From: lewis
07-Nov-17
Simply marvelous congrats Lewis

From: Z Barebow
07-Nov-17
Congrats to Morgan! And you have it figured out. She is out there in the wilds doing it. Weapon choice is not the focus. She could just as easily be at home surfing the internet, warm and cozy. Kudos!

And tell Ryan, lighten up!

From: smarba
07-Nov-17
It goes without saying that Xbow is easier than Ryan with bow...but again I say, kudos to Morgan for self-imposing more of a challenge! She'll be bowhunting before you know it with a mindset like that.

I only have 1 kiddo, so can't relate to the sibling rivalry, but remind Ryan that Morgan's success has no bearing on his own success. Sometimes we all can harbor a little jealousy when a friend (or sister) tags a whopper, but the reality is another's success (or failure) has zero affect on our potential success or failure. Be thrilled for others' success and know that your own turn will come.

In this case it's all part of the FAMILY success, which is awesome. One day Ryan will look back and realize that.

From: XbowfromNY
07-Nov-17
awesome stuff.

From: Scoot
07-Nov-17
Spot on Carl! I'm afraid the day Ryan realizes that is a number of years off but in the big picture it's not that far away...

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