Sitka Mountain Gear
Son's first Big Buck
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Titan_Bow 13-Nov-19
Treeline 13-Nov-19
TrapperKayak 13-Nov-19
HUNT MAN 13-Nov-19
sitO 13-Nov-19
Scoot 13-Nov-19
altitude sick 13-Nov-19
goyt 13-Nov-19
bowhawk75 13-Nov-19
Marty 13-Nov-19
Bou'bound 13-Nov-19
T Mac 13-Nov-19
stick n string 13-Nov-19
njbuck 13-Nov-19
BOWNBIRDHNTR 13-Nov-19
Missouribreaks 13-Nov-19
elkmtngear 13-Nov-19
Kodiak 13-Nov-19
BigStriper 13-Nov-19
SBH 13-Nov-19
Wayniac 13-Nov-19
deerslayer 13-Nov-19
EmbryOklahoma 13-Nov-19
Alexis Desjardins 13-Nov-19
Charlie Rehor 13-Nov-19
Heat 13-Nov-19
Supernaut 13-Nov-19
Treefarm 13-Nov-19
wooddamon1 13-Nov-19
Inshart 13-Nov-19
Inshart 13-Nov-19
Southern draw 13-Nov-19
Ken 13-Nov-19
Mark Watkins 14-Nov-19
Rupe 14-Nov-19
Trial153 14-Nov-19
drycreek 14-Nov-19
patience2spare 15-Nov-19
Ace 15-Nov-19
KSflatlander 15-Nov-19
jingalls 15-Nov-19
'Ike' (Phone) 15-Nov-19
From: Titan_Bow
13-Nov-19

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My son had a good tag this year here in Colorado, and this weekend was the first opportunity he had to really get out. My hopes were high, but I was hesitant as it’s usually another week before the rut really goes into high gear. We drove out from the Front Range after he got out of school, and were running late due to a temporarily missplaced tag . Finally got out there and got camp set up. Saturday morning we got a later than wanted start and the sun was up before we got the stands set and settled in. My hope was that bird hunters and duck hunters would be pushing deer, and/or bucks would be cruising. We set up on a line cottonwoods and thick brush that ran along a little dry flood channel. We had seen a couple of nice bucks bird dogging along on our walk in, so anticipation was high. We settled in and saw several more bucks out at 100-200 yards behind us. After an hour and a half or so, I was looking behind us when I suddenly heard footsteps coming. As I turn I spot the big buck 25 yards and going right down the line of cover i had my boy pointed towards. I look down and my son is already grabbing his bow and starts coming to full draw. The buck was moving at a pretty fast walk, so when he cleared some brush, I bleat at him and he freezes. A split second later and my son released. The shot was 22 yards, and the arrow hit a little higher and forward than I would have liked . The buck ran a few bounds then stopped and started walking away. I could see blood on both sides of him and watched him slowly walk off, flicking his tail and licking his nose. I knew he was hit good at that point but I was still a little concerned. We waited an hour and took up the trail. The blood trail was really good and we were seeing the bubbly blood of a lung hit. We slowly followed along and I started getting worried that he’d made it to the river and crossed. We are coming right up to the edge of the river when suddenly he appeared, laying in the high grass. My son was as excited as I think I’d ever seen him. The shot just clipped the top of the lungs and the buck made it a little over 200 yards. This is his second archery buck and his second archery season. He was big bodied deer and had a really cool brow tine that almost looked like a small spike 3rd antler. I’m so proud of him, and yesterday will always be remembered as one of those days you just always wish for. Perfect weather, bucks cruising, and your son making a great shot on a dandy of a buck!

From: Treeline
13-Nov-19
Great buck! Congratulations to your son! Thanks for sharing the story!

From: TrapperKayak
13-Nov-19
Congratulations young man, and Dad! That's a great story and a Beautiful buck with lots of character. Nice going!

From: HUNT MAN
13-Nov-19
Way to go guys.

From: sitO
13-Nov-19
Way to get it done young man! Congrats to the both of you!

From: Scoot
13-Nov-19
WTG! Congrats to all!

13-Nov-19
Congrats!!

From: goyt
13-Nov-19
Congratulations,

From: bowhawk75
13-Nov-19
Super job, congrats.

From: Marty
13-Nov-19
Great job! Congrats!

From: Bou'bound
13-Nov-19
Nothing better. Period.

From: T Mac
13-Nov-19
Congrats to you both, well done!

13-Nov-19
So cool. Congrats!!!

From: njbuck
13-Nov-19
His smile says it all, congrats to you both.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
13-Nov-19
Cool looking deer and great story. Congrats to you both!

13-Nov-19
Nice job!!!

From: elkmtngear
13-Nov-19
Nicely done, Gentlemen!

Great memories made, with your Boy!

From: Kodiak
13-Nov-19
It's wonderful. A day neither of you will ever forget.

Ultimately, it's what we're all striving for when we hunt, making great memories.

From: BigStriper
13-Nov-19
Beautiful Buck, that's one he won't forget. Congratulations to the Both of you.

Kurt

From: SBH
13-Nov-19
Very cool! Thats what it's all about. Awesome pictures. Thanks for the post.

From: Wayniac
13-Nov-19
Congrats! That is an amazing 2nd buck!

From: deerslayer
13-Nov-19
That is so awesome. Congrats to you both and thanks for sharing the story and pics!!!

13-Nov-19
Excellent! Big ole body on that whitetail too. Congratulations!

13-Nov-19
Beauty young fellow congrats

13-Nov-19
The best! Enjoy and many more! C

From: Heat
13-Nov-19
Very Cool, congrats to the young man!

13-Nov-19
Love the smile, he, both of you, have the right perspective. Congrats!

From: Supernaut
13-Nov-19
Good stuff right there, congrats to you and your boy!

From: Treefarm
13-Nov-19
Great story. High-five to your son getting it done well.

From: wooddamon1
13-Nov-19
Heck yeah, congrats to you both!

From: Inshart
13-Nov-19
Two thumbs up, great buck and sounds like it was a fun day.

From: Inshart
13-Nov-19
Two thumbs up, great buck and sounds like it was a fun day.

13-Nov-19
Congrats!

From: Ken
13-Nov-19
Great deer. Congratulations.

From: Mark Watkins
14-Nov-19
Awesome!

Congrats to your guys!!!

Mark

From: Rupe
14-Nov-19
Holy Bases Batman.

Great buck. Congratulations

From: Trial153
14-Nov-19
That's fantastic, congrats

From: drycreek
14-Nov-19
Great buck, congrats to you and him !

15-Nov-19
Thanks for the story and huge congratulations to your son!!!! Pete

From: Ace
15-Nov-19
That's AWESOME, I'm very happy for you both.

You had one of those rare days when your hopes and anticipation matches the realities of what happens. And you were together when it happened. You guys will relive those memories for years.

And if you teach him right, the story will get a little bit better each time he retells it.

From: KSflatlander
15-Nov-19
Dad stopped him and junior closed the deal. That’s something you all will never forget. So cool. Congrats

From: jingalls
15-Nov-19
Great job!!!

15-Nov-19
That’s awesome...

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