First buck for an old hand!Contributors to this thread:
HUNT MAN 25-Oct-22
WV Mountaineer 25-Oct-22
Mike Turner 25-Oct-22
Charlie Rehor 25-Oct-22
Altitude Sickness 25-Oct-22
Ron Niziolek 25-Oct-22
Alexis Desjardins 26-Oct-22
Grandson RJ Mcandrew
Grandson RJ Mcandrew
My grandson in Michigan decided to play football this fall as a freshman in high school. As expert grandpa I gave him my best advice. Football sucks, unless you’re going to be good at it it’ll ruin hunting season. My opinion came from good friend Mike Turner who was an all American linebacker in college. He didn’t start bow hunting seriously until he graduated. Mike was excited RJ and younger brother Nolan were playing his sport instead of just lacrosse and made it to some games to coach. Mike had driven the boys across the country to antelope hunt with me in Wyoming as had another friend Stan Delabbio. As a result RJ had shot two bucks with his bow. Jv football went ok and the last game was Thursday. He had a lacrosse tournament on the weekend in Indianapolis so he was looking forward to Monday. So his mom had to take him to the doctor to deal with living with diabetes ,after that back to the school to turn in equipment. Of course then mom raced him home so he could get out hunting behind the house. I had just said to my son Luke that RJ must not have had any luck as it was pretty late when my phone rang. Seeing RJ and his buck brought the exact feelings that I remember from 35 years ago when I got my hands on my bighorn ram high on a Colorado mountain. RJ had gotten a 20 yd shot on the buck of his dreams and it went 40-50 yards. And that’s really all I started out planning to post. Proud of my grandson, thankful for all of my friends and family !
From: HUNT MAN
The good stuff
Awesome and congrats to your boy!
From: WV Mountaineer
Yes sir. Good stuff right there.
Very nice! Congrats!
That’s a nice big bodied buck grandpa ! I’m sure you’re proud and happy for him, congrats RJ !
Congratulations to you both! Awesome first buck!
Congratulations! Great buck and story! Thanks for sharing, Randy!
Outstanding! Congrats to him.
Great shot on an awesome buck!
This is what it's all about! Congratulations
Good for your G-son. That is a GREAT buck - although he is now sooooo screwed --- shoot a big one like that for a first, good luck topping that. JK of course :):)
From: Mike Turner
It's so refreshing to see our sons and grandsons to be picking up on the legacy of their Papas! It is truly what it is all about.....Real bowhunting! Papa was not there for the kill, but I guarantee his words were ringing in RJ's head during and after the shot. Nice shooting RJ!!! You can play football and get some hunting in, the best of both worlds!!!
Congrats to RJ!!! Hopefully the first of many.
Great post! Reminds me of my high school days. Fly from football practice to the woods to get in a quick sit!
Very nice buck! I only played football in HS for 2 years because it interfered with my bow hunting. Congratulations to you all!
From: Charlie Rehor
Bloody mouth, easy track. Congrats to all. C
Congratulations to all. Beautiful buck.
From: Altitude Sickness
That’s great to see. And yes FoosBall is the Devil
Happy for RJ that he's filling his schedule with all kinds of fun things. I loved football/basketball/track and hunting/fishing and chasing girls. There's only one time in a kid's life where they can pack so much in. Congrats on his hunting success and on your chest-bursting pride!
That is a beautiful buck! Congratulations to R J, Dad, and Grandpa Randy. If and when the football ends, the three of you will have a great past time to share and enjoy.
Congrats! My youngest boy decided not to play football so he could duck hunt. He's got the addiction bad! And I love it!
Congratulations on your first buck!
That’s awesome! Congrats
"Football sucks, unless you’re going to be good at it it’ll ruin hunting season."
Sage advice right there.
Congrats to your grandson on a great buck!
Great story and buck, congrats!
Fantastic Buck!! I love how those main beams turn and almost touch. Congrats.
Great buck. Congratulations RJ, fun to see it passed on
From: Ron Niziolek
I know you’re a damn proud grandpa, Randy, and with good reason. The multiple trips you take every year to spend time with your grandkids in Michigan and North Dakota are paying off. They’re all great athletes and bow shooters. Congrats to you and RJ!
Congratulations on the buck and the bonds formed in your family. The rewards are great !
Congrats that’s what bow hunting is all about!
Good stuff, Randy! Congrats to your grandson and kudos to you, as well!
Very cool story, Randy! Congrats to you both and thanks for sharing that!
Exciting time for all of you..congrats and enjoy
From: Alexis Desjardins
Nice one congrats young fella.