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Gaven's 1st Archery Deer Hunt
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Scoot 30-Oct-23
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Scoot 30-Oct-23
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Scoot 30-Oct-23
wv_bowhunter 30-Oct-23
APauls 30-Oct-23
t-roy 30-Oct-23
scentman 30-Oct-23
Scoot 30-Oct-23
Supernaut 30-Oct-23
Missouribreaks 30-Oct-23
KSflatlander 30-Oct-23
smarba 30-Oct-23
MA-PAdeerslayer 30-Oct-23
fastflight 30-Oct-23
Big John 30-Oct-23
Mnhunter1980 30-Oct-23
Mnhunter1980 30-Oct-23
bentstick54 30-Oct-23
BOHNTR 30-Oct-23
pav 31-Oct-23
Bwhnt 31-Oct-23
iceman 31-Oct-23
Scoot 31-Oct-23
sitO 31-Oct-23
Ron Niziolek 31-Oct-23
Rut Nut 31-Oct-23
drycreek 31-Oct-23
LBshooter 31-Oct-23
scentman 31-Oct-23
deerhunter72 31-Oct-23
Catscratch 31-Oct-23
Nick Muche 31-Oct-23
KHNC 01-Nov-23
W 01-Nov-23
JB 01-Nov-23
Jasper 02-Nov-23
ND String Puller 03-Nov-23
boo711 03-Nov-23
Chief 419 04-Nov-23
kakiatkids 04-Nov-23
Scoot 24-Nov-23
Supernaut 24-Nov-23
LBshooter 24-Nov-23
LBshooter 24-Nov-23
Bowboy 24-Nov-23
smarba 24-Nov-23
Scoot 24-Nov-23
ND String Puller 24-Nov-23
Rut Nut 24-Nov-23
Matt 24-Nov-23
t-roy 24-Nov-23
buckeye 25-Nov-23
Scoot 25-Nov-23
smarba 25-Nov-23
RK 25-Nov-23
Scoot 25-Nov-23
ND String Puller 25-Nov-23
Scoot 25-Nov-23
TREESTANDWOLF 25-Nov-23
Ambush 25-Nov-23
Will 25-Nov-23
Scar Finga 25-Nov-23
MA-PAdeerslayer 25-Nov-23
LBshooter 26-Nov-23
TonyBear 26-Nov-23
Quinn @work 26-Nov-23
Jasper 26-Nov-23
BULELK1 26-Nov-23
Scoot 26-Nov-23
t-roy 26-Nov-23
smarba 26-Nov-23
12yards 26-Nov-23
Scoot 26-Nov-23
Scoot 26-Nov-23
Scoot 26-Nov-23
t-roy 26-Nov-23
Rgiesey 26-Nov-23
smarba 26-Nov-23
12yards 26-Nov-23
Jasper 26-Nov-23
deerhunter72 26-Nov-23
HUNT MAN 26-Nov-23
Quinn @work 26-Nov-23
ND String Puller 27-Nov-23
Supernaut 27-Nov-23
jmiller 27-Nov-23
Chief 419 30-Nov-23
Treeline 30-Nov-23
Rut Nut 30-Nov-23
Shug 30-Nov-23
Scoot 30-Nov-23
smarba 30-Nov-23
pav 30-Nov-23
Rut Nut 30-Nov-23
Ambush 30-Nov-23
Scoot 30-Nov-23
Willieboat 30-Nov-23
Ambush 30-Nov-23
Zackman 30-Nov-23
Mark Watkins 30-Nov-23
Scoot 03-Dec-23
t-roy 03-Dec-23
Charlie Rehor 03-Dec-23
Supernaut 03-Dec-23
ND String Puller 03-Dec-23
Scoot 03-Dec-23
ND String Puller 03-Dec-23
Supernaut 03-Dec-23
RK 03-Dec-23
midwest 03-Dec-23
Scoot 09-Dec-23
Jasper 10-Dec-23
smarba 11-Dec-23
Scoot 24-Dec-23
smarba 24-Dec-23
Jasper 24-Dec-23
Ambush 24-Dec-23
Scar Finga 24-Dec-23
t-roy 24-Dec-23
Scoot 25-Dec-23
From: Scoot
30-Oct-23
I’m going to post a little thread that I hope is a feel-good story that maybe, just might restore a little faith in humanity. Seems like a lofty goal to me, but when I think about this one, that’s what it does for me and I'm hopeful it has a similar impact on most of you who read it.

Gaven J. is my wife’s cousin’s 14 year old son. G, as I call him, is a typical boy on my wife’s side (either side, actually) of the family- he loves sports! He’s a football, basketball, and baseball nut… and he’s pretty darn good at all of them. He’s also a good student and generally just a good kid. He’s quiet- his grandpa told me “He’s a young man of very few words.” I’ve found that to be true, but we share enough interests and time that we’ve had plenty to chat about during our outings together.

I’ve been around Gaven a little since he was born, but honestly it was fairly infrequent, and I didn’t really know Gaven very well until this past year. Sadly, Gaven’s dad died in his early 40s last year. Since that time, I took it upon myself to get Gaven in the outdoors as much as I could. He loves anything hunting and fishing and was interested in getting into bowhunting. His dad had bought him a bow a couple years ago and I had helped them get it set up. However, Gaven’s bow was inadequate to hunt big game (although we did chase turkeys with it a few times this spring) and he didn’t have any gear for bowhunting deer.

From: Scoot
30-Oct-23

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This is the beginning of the feel-good part… Jasper had his 5th annual bowsite bow giveaway this year. I entered Gaven thinking he was a good fit. Turns out some folks agreed and Gaven was chosen to be the recipient of a whole pile of gear. Some of the folks who gave Gaven a donation asked to remain anonymous, but some didn’t. Given that I can’t remember who did and didn’t request anonymity, I’m going to keep all of them anonymous. But, Gaven was given: a bow, two dozen arrows, field points, broadheads, a pack, a knife, a facemask, a Sitka hoody, and a few other goodies too. The financial value of all that gear is significant, but the value of all of it to Gaven is significant way beyond money. He is truly a grateful kid. I think he was pretty surprised to get all that great stuff from people who had no reason to give it to him, other than they wanted to help him out and see him get in the outdoors. I’m equally humbled by the whole thing and extremely thankful to Jasper and all of the people who donated to this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and I know Gaven echos this thank you to all of you as well.

Here's the link to Jasper's '23 bow giveaway.

From: Scoot
30-Oct-23

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30-Oct-23

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30-Oct-23

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30-Oct-23

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30-Oct-23

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30-Oct-23

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Gaven’s new bow is an Elite Ember. That bow really slings those FMJs! If we can get a deer in front of him, I think he’ll zip an arrow right through it, even at his relatively low poundage. But, we have to get a deer in front of him! I’ve gotten in the woods a good bit this year, but nearly all of my hunting has been with youth hunters. Between Gaven, my niece, and my nephew, I haven’t hunted much with me as the guy who would get the shot. However, every time I’ve gone out by myself I’ve had multiple deer in Gaven’s range. Every time I’ve had G with me, we have struggled! It’s been jinxed so far this year!

G has been patient and we’re still putting in our time. Stay tuned for more updates on our deer chasing adventures!

From: wv_bowhunter
30-Oct-23
Looking forward to following along. It’s a great thing you are doing for Gavin!

My son has an Elite Ember and that’s a great bow!!

From: APauls
30-Oct-23
Those smiles means it was already all worth it! The generosity and quality of outdoorsmen is never to be underestimated. You guys are amazing. Way to go Scoot!

From: t-roy
30-Oct-23
Good on you,Scoot! I’m betting Gavin is having more fun than you are, but not by much!

From: scentman
30-Oct-23
You had me right from the beginning... this going to be good!

From: Scoot
30-Oct-23
Thanks guys, but it's Jasper and the very generous people who donated significant things to G who deserve a ton of credit! These weren't trivial items that Gaven got- big ticket items that mean a ton to Gaven. So generous and heart warming! Now... if he just had a better guide!!! Actually, I think we'll get him a chance soon. Just need the stars to align a little and the tough luck to leave us along. That and swirly winds have been our nemesis so far. But I have faith!

From: Supernaut
30-Oct-23
Best thread in a long time.

Keep it coming Scoot and best of luck to you and Gavin!

As a mentioned above, those smiles say it all even for a man of few words like Gavin.

30-Oct-23
Congratulations to all of you !

From: KSflatlander
30-Oct-23
Good on you Scoot. Best of luck Gavin and welcome to the bowhunting family! Go get’em and remember to enjoy the hunt even if you don’t tag out.

Great post!

From: smarba
30-Oct-23
Awesome Scoot! Can't wait for updates, I'm praying he gets a perfect shot opportunity!

30-Oct-23
Best of luck guys!

From: fastflight
30-Oct-23
Definitely an awesome thing that Jasper coordinates and for everyone else stepping up. Good luck on your guiding service Scoot. I don't think you would know what to do without a kid by your side. Way to be a role model.

From: Big John
30-Oct-23
I'm so tired of all the negative news in the world right now...

This story is the best positive I've seen or read in a while. Thanks for sharing Scoot and best of luck this season Gavin!!!

Keep this thread going!!!

From: Mnhunter1980
30-Oct-23
Keep at it Gavin and scoot! My season has started slow here in mn but as of the last couple days the chasing has started to get them on their feet! Great thread any way it ends!

From: Mnhunter1980
30-Oct-23
Keep at it Gavin and scoot! My season has started slow here in mn but as of the last couple days the chasing has started to get them on their feet! Great thread any way it ends!

30-Oct-23
The world needs more people like Jasper and all who pitched in, and you for taking the time to get Gavin and others out. Sorry for Gavin’s loss of his dad, but it’s great the way you have stepped up to mentor him. Hope he gets his shot, but it will all be worth it even if not.

From: BOHNTR
30-Oct-23
Good stuff, Scott!

From: pav
31-Oct-23
Good man Scott! Best of luck Gaven!!!

From: Bwhnt
31-Oct-23
Way to go man....he will remember the time your spending with him now for the rest of his life and appreciate it more and more as he ages. Good luck

From: iceman
31-Oct-23
Good stuff, Scoot! Good luck to you guys

From: Scoot
31-Oct-23
"I don't think you would know what to do without a kid by your side."

Hahaha maybe true, fastflight! I've been so lucky- I've been able to take out so many great kids! Gaven is definitely no exception. Thanks to all for the kind words. G and I both appreciate it. Hopefully we can get out this weekend, or maybe even sneak out an afternoon before. We'll see!

From: sitO
31-Oct-23
Do good boys, and thanks for passing it on Scoot

From: Ron Niziolek
31-Oct-23
Good on you, Scott, Jasper and all the generous donors. I’ll be following.

From: Rut Nut
31-Oct-23
This is GREAT Scoot! LOVE it! Put the time in and it is bound to happen. And meanwhile you are teaching him the patience of a bowhunter! ;-)

I hope to be able to post a story about Brandon who I am mentoring soon as well. Ironically he is ALSO my wife’s cousin’s son! His father does not bowhunt so I volunteered to mentor him. We are planning to hunt his Uncle’s property soon. He’s been shooting a lot but doesn’t quite feel confident enough yet to hunt with it, but he’s close! Hopefully a little more mentoring and he will be ready!

THANKS to all the GREAT Bowsiters who are making this happen! : )

From: drycreek
31-Oct-23
Hang in there Scoot, the opportunity will come and G will make the most of it. Another bowhunter will be born !

Good on you for taking the kids hunting !

From: LBshooter
31-Oct-23
Get em G-man!

From: scentman
31-Oct-23
Natural form... thanks for a great thread. Have a great time and stay safe bros!

From: deerhunter72
31-Oct-23
Great thread! Nice to see a really positive one. Go get 'em!

From: Catscratch
31-Oct-23
What a great "feel good story"! Kudo's to you for making it happen. What a great example of humanity!

From: Nick Muche
31-Oct-23
Good work Scoot! Hope you guys can connect!

From: KHNC
01-Nov-23
Good on you and the others too! Good luck to Gaven on his first bow kill!

From: W
01-Nov-23
Great story.

From: JB
01-Nov-23
You are a good man Scoot!! Good luck the rest of the season!

From: Jasper
02-Nov-23
THIS is exactly what I had envisioned when I started this bow giveaway 5 years and 9 bows ago! Mentors like Scott are the real hero’s in these stories. It’s one thing to give a kid some gear and a bow but without someone to take the time and lead them, the chances of the recipients becoming lifelong lovers of our great sport are significantly lessened. Bow hunting has blessed me so much over the last 50 years and this is one of the best ways I can think of to pay it back. I’ll continue this program for as long as I’m around so y’all keep your eyes and ears open for young people and mentors to keep it going. Scott and Gaven…..best of luck, many blessings and keep the pics and stories coming! Thanks again Scott!!

03-Nov-23
This stuff is what makes bowsite great. Can’t imagine life without a bow. You guys are class acts! Good luck to all the new bowhunters! Especially rooting for Gavin!

From: boo711
03-Nov-23
Good luck to Gavin this year!! Great uncle you are!!!!

From: Chief 419
04-Nov-23
Good luck to both of you Scoot & Gavin. A shot opportunity is coming soon.

From: kakiatkids
04-Nov-23
Hope he gets a slammer. Look forward to this thread...your a good man Scoot. God Bless

From: Scoot
24-Nov-23

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Been a little bit since G got out with me- our schedules have not been synced very well. But we're out tonight! Been a little quiet at the food plot, but with a SW wind that's our best option tonight. My brother, Jake, Logan, and Ryan are also all in the woods tonight too. I think an arrow will fly tonight! Who will let it go? Who knows...

From: Supernaut
24-Nov-23
Fingers crossed for Gaven!

Thanks for the update!

From: LBshooter
24-Nov-23
Fingers crossed!!

From: LBshooter
24-Nov-23
Fingers crossed!!

From: Bowboy
24-Nov-23
Awesome thanks for posting!

From: smarba
24-Nov-23
Praying it all falls in place for Gaven!

From: Scoot
24-Nov-23
An arrow was flung! I'll report back in the AM with more info.

24-Nov-23
Heck yeah !

From: Rut Nut
24-Nov-23
That’s what I like to hear! : )

From: Matt
24-Nov-23
Good on you for getting him out.

From: t-roy
24-Nov-23
Suspense!! Looking forward to tomorrow’s results. Fingers crossed!!

From: buckeye
25-Nov-23
Alright!

From: Scoot
25-Nov-23
Mid evening a doe fawn came out to our west 40 yards away. G needs em close- 15 yards and in is what we've decided on. The deer cooperated- it very slowly worked towards us and looked as if it was going to pass just a few yards in front of us. When it got to 10 yards and almost in his window to shoot she caught a questionable whiff of something she didn't like and scooted into the woods just 5 yards to out right. Dang it!

We saw a couple more deer over the next hour but they passed by out of range. I looked at the clock and we had 15 minutes left. G said "If one comes out it's going to have to be very soon or I won't be able to see it." Just after he said that I looked out of the little peep window and a doe popped out of the woods 5 yards to our right. G slowly and quietly grabbed his bow with his left hand- that was all it took to get busted! There wasn't a breath of wind and it was almost impossible at that range. But the doe didn't know what she heard and she looped in front of us and gave G a 12 yard broadside shot. Unfortunately the deer was directly behind my blind spot and I couldn't see it.

G was at full draw and all I could do was watch him. I could see him bare down and really try hard to lock in and concentrate. It seemed like forever, but after about 6-8 seconds the arrow left the bow. I heard what I'm sure was contact and then the deer running. I stuck my head out of the blind and saw it running in the woods on the far side of the plot. It sounded like a steamroller crashing through the woods. Then all went silent.

G thought he missed. I am totally confident I heard a hit. However, no blood, no arrow, no deer last night. We went back in the light this morning and found the same thing- nothing. Dang it.

From: smarba
25-Nov-23
Dang it! I have to think if he had clarity to focus for several seconds, at that close range he should have it? But if no blood?

From: RK
25-Nov-23
Good try. It will happen !!!

From: Scoot
25-Nov-23
Carl, I couldn't see it so I just don't know. But... in my mind that doe was totally on to us and likely was jumpy a heck (she looked super twitchy as she walked out of my site). I'm guessing it dropped and he hit it very high. But that 100% speculation. No blood, hair, or arrow so I really don't know.

25-Nov-23
Hey good try guys we’ve all been there. Keep after it!

My oldest daughter Autumn, is also after her first bow deer. She’s shooting an Ember as well. I know aiming for the 12 ring is ingrained in her mind and on a wired up doe she’s gonna have to aim for the arm pit. Not saying this is what happened to Gavin’s deer but it’s what Autumn is learning right now. Trying to read the animal and make a good shot is not easy for her with all the excitement.

Then again, a young buck in the rut right now, would probably just stand there and not duck lol

Good times, thanks for the update and passing it on. Good Luck!

From: Scoot
25-Nov-23
ND- good luck to Autumn!

I totally agree on the aiming point. Ryan learned that lesson many years ago now. That's a hard thing to learn, especially for newbies!

I asked G if he was shaking after the shot. He said "Yes, but I was already shaking before the shot too!" Lots of adrenaline and lots probably going through his head. All part of the learning process!

25-Nov-23
This is a great post.

Good luck to the both of you.

From: Ambush
25-Nov-23
“Yes, but I was already shaking before the shot too!"

And that’s the exact reaction he should have! That’s awesome! Gaven will learn to control shakes, but hopefully never loses the urge to.

Your team is going to get it done Scoot! You’ve both earned it.

From: Will
25-Nov-23
Keep having fun out there!

From: Scar Finga
25-Nov-23
Awesome adventure so far!!!!

Tell him we all miss from time to time, it's just part of the game!

Good luck G and Scoot!!

God Bless!!!

25-Nov-23
Shoot, if you haven’t missed you ain’t shot at enough animals! Keep after it guys! It’ll happen!

From: LBshooter
26-Nov-23
The fact that he has put so much time in and he made that decision to shoot all on his own is awesome. A miss can be just about as good as a hit, the fire of bow hunting is instilled scoot and Gavin has you to thank. As we all know the learnt process of bowhunting is never over and Gavin has certainly had some excellent knowledge I putted to his Brian. Experience is what he needs and I'll bet the next chance he gets he smashes it. Looking forward to seeing the grip and grin photo.

From: TonyBear
26-Nov-23
Gavin and your mentors, Thank You for the read. You are taking part in a hunting tradition that goes back at least 2 million years and possibly as much as 180,000 years just for archery.

I have a nephew (one of my 3 God children) that shoots 8-10 deer per year with his bow (multiple states and special permit hunts, etc.) I still remember him as a youth when his arrow fell off of the rest 3 times when he was drawing on a nice 12 point buck at only 15 yards. His father and I were with him on the ground during a spot n' stalk scouting trip when it happened. That was shortly after his grandfather, a lifelong bowhunter, had died. Never got an arrow into that buck but I knew right then he was hooked for life. Hopefully Gavin will have a lifetime of experiences to look forward to.

God Bless

From: Quinn @work
26-Nov-23
When they’re so close that all you see is brown in your sights most of us have probably made the mistake of not picking a spot. I know I’ve done that.

Stay after it. He’ll get it done

From: Jasper
26-Nov-23
Every miss is a learning opportunity! Hang in there, it’ll happen! Just being out in God’s Great Outdoors is a win

From: BULELK1
26-Nov-23
Great memories being shared right here.

Hang in there young fella.

Good luck, Robb

From: Scoot
26-Nov-23
Cold, snow, and wind here today. Gaven said he's going to stay home today and skip hunting tonight. Too cold for him. His cold weather gear is a bit lacking. We'll work on that in the off season.

From: t-roy
26-Nov-23
Hang in there, Gavin!!

From: smarba
26-Nov-23
How much longer is season Scoot?

From: 12yards
26-Nov-23
Dang, I was on the edge of my seat with that doe! Cool all the way around Scoot! BTW, I love that Jones style hat!

From: Scoot
26-Nov-23
Carl- we have about 5 weeks left.

From: Scoot
26-Nov-23
Several of us hunted last night. We put Logan in the money spot and he made good on the opportunity. It took until this morning to recover the nice doe he shot, but we got it. I was really relieved because we got some snow overnight and we were very concerned about a recovery.

From: Scoot
26-Nov-23

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12yards- that's Logan's favorite hat. He gave me mine and I like it too. It reminds me of my grandpa.
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12yards- that's Logan's favorite hat. He gave me mine and I like it too. It reminds me of my grandpa.

From: t-roy
26-Nov-23
Jones style hat is a classic! Congrats, Logan!

From: Rgiesey
26-Nov-23
Good hat! Congratulations on that big doe!

From: smarba
26-Nov-23
Congrats! 5 more weeks?! PLENTY of time for Gaven! Keep it up!

From: 12yards
26-Nov-23
Congratulations to Logan! Nice doe!

From: Jasper
26-Nov-23
Attaboy Logan!!! Hang in there Gavin!!!

From: deerhunter72
26-Nov-23
Great job Logan! The Jones hat is my favorite too.

From: HUNT MAN
26-Nov-23
The Good Stuff!!!

From: Quinn @work
26-Nov-23
Nice job Scoot getting the kids out there bowhunting! Love these threads.

27-Nov-23
Way to go Logan!!!

From: Supernaut
27-Nov-23
Great job Logan, congrats on a beautiful deer!

Thanks for this thread Scoot, it's excellent.

From: jmiller
27-Nov-23
Wonderful!

From: Chief 419
30-Nov-23
Thanks for the updates Scoot. Keep at it Gaven! You’ll get the next one.

From: Treeline
30-Nov-23
Awesome to read through this story! Keep after em! Gaven is going to get that perfect opportunity real soon!

From: Rut Nut
30-Nov-23
Way to go Logan! Hang in there Gavin!

From: Shug
30-Nov-23
Congratulations

From: Scoot
30-Nov-23
I talked with Gaven yesterday- not sure on which day or days, but he would like to hunt again this weekend. I hope the wind direction cooperates and we get a deer in front of him!

From: smarba
30-Nov-23
Can't wait to hear all about it!

From: pav
30-Nov-23
Fingers crossed!!!

From: Rut Nut
30-Nov-23
Good luck Scoot! Pulling for you and Gavin!

From: Ambush
30-Nov-23
Get in that tree and get us a story!!

From: Scoot
30-Nov-23
Ambush, get outta this thread and get us THE story!!! :)

From: Willieboat
30-Nov-23
Rod thanks for getting these kids in the woods, hopefully they will be hooked for life.

From: Ambush
30-Nov-23
Get in that tree and get us a story!!

From: Zackman
30-Nov-23
Congrats!

From: Mark Watkins
30-Nov-23
Great work Scoot!

Mark

From: Scoot
03-Dec-23

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Wanted to hunt in a stand but the wind didn't allow for it tonight. Back in the blind at the plot.

From: t-roy
03-Dec-23
Good luck tonight, Gavin!

03-Dec-23
Fingers crossed.

From: Supernaut
03-Dec-23
Good luck Gaven!

03-Dec-23
Let’s GO…..G!!!

From: Scoot
03-Dec-23
Totally dead night, until the last 30 minutes. G said "There's one... it's small... but a bigger one is behind it."

Soon a fawn worked into the shooting window at 15 yards. G said "Too little, I don't want to shoot that one." As we watched it an even smaller fawn strolled through our window at 6 yards away. Soon after the "bigger one" turned, walked straight at us, then turned at 6 yards and walked away. Gaven never flinched. They were both small and he gave them a pass.

...and that was it for the night.

03-Dec-23
Good for you Gaven…passing the little ones. Keep after it fellas, it will happen!

From: Supernaut
03-Dec-23
Nice job Gaven and thanks for the update Scoot.

From: RK
03-Dec-23
Great job. There are adults here that would have shot the roaster size deer. You did Great !!

From: midwest
03-Dec-23
Just caught this one. Hope it happens for Gavin soon and thanks for passing it on, Scoot!

From: Scoot
09-Dec-23

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Cold, windy, and moderately miserable in the woods tonight. G decided to stay home tonight. ... of course I had 7 inside of his effective range.

From: Jasper
10-Dec-23
So glad to see y’all still at it! Perseverance will pay off! Can’t wait to celebrate!

From: smarba
11-Dec-23
Dang it Scoot! Although your gear allows you to "suffer" in relative comfort, while he's not set up as well. Keep him at it!

From: Scoot
24-Dec-23
Well, G passed on the last few offers to hunt and yesterday told me he is done for this year. Not sure if he doesn't like hunting in the cold, if he got frustrated/impatient with the effort, or what it was that resulted in that decision- I didn't ask a why as I didn't want to push him too much. He says he wants to turkey hunt this spring, so that will be our next time out. Thanks again for all of your generosity, folks! Merry Christmas! Scott

From: smarba
24-Dec-23
Merry Christmas Scoot, thx for sharing, and thx for investing the time to teach the next generation!

From: Jasper
24-Dec-23
Thanks for everything Scott! Looking forward to turkey season!

From: Ambush
24-Dec-23
You led the horse to water Scott and who knows, it may came back to drink. Doesn't diminish your efforts one bit. Congrats on getting future hunters out there!!

From: Scar Finga
24-Dec-23
He's young, and he either has it or doesn't! No shame either way! Keep offering to take him tough!

Thanks for all you are doing Scott!

From: t-roy
24-Dec-23
Good on you, buddy, for mentoring this young man! I’m betting we’re going to be following along with you guys next spring, as well. Merry Christmas to you and Gavin’s families!

From: Scoot
25-Dec-23

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Hoping to cancel Christmas for a deer tonight! Have my nephew Kaden out tonight.

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