What a weekend this past weekend was! I'll start off with the youth hunt which was discouraging. We sat a total of 11 hours sat and 5 hours sunday without seeing any movement. A little bummed but ok, that's hunting. This past weekend we set up and a big doe comes out at 8:40 and between the putting ear muffs on and pointing the rifle out the stand window, the doe stands broad side at 50yds and is staring us down!!! He shoots and the deer buckled, but it looked a little different from a good hit. Landon is shaking uncontrollably after the shot! Asked if he made a good shot and he says yea!! Says he was nervous, cause he actually never saw a deer that close and didnt know they were that big! Go look at where he shot and I see that it was a stomach shot, but bits of blood mixed in with the food. I decide not to look immediately, so we waited for 3 hours before looking, it was low 30's that morning so it was cool enough. We started scanning the woods and about 40yds there she was layed up. I saw her first but he had no idea I had, so I told him to go look in that direction and I was gonna look here, when he walked up on it, 'DAD, I FOUND IT!!! That was amazing to see him so excited!! The bullet actually entered the stomach but exited behind the front shoulder, so the deer was quarting a little. The season started off pretty good being he killed his first squirrel for the youth hunt at West Bay Wma with my dad's old crack barrel .410. The pressure has been lifted for me, what an experience to share with my 7yr old on his first deer and squirrel!!