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Best Day Of My Life

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It's 5:30 AM, 10-10-09. Me and my 11 yr old son are having the usual deer hunters breakfast of champions the Glazed Honey Bun. We pack up and head out the door on the Youth Hunt in our area. We find a light fog and the temperature at 64 degs which is somewhat cooler than the previous mornings. He is Amped up and so excited. This is his first hunt of the season after harvesting his first deer, a Spike, from the previous year. We arrive at our usual parking spot, and the woods are already alive. As the excitement builds, its all we can do be quiet and slip into the Box Stand over-looking a lucious green foot-plot due to all the excessive rain. Its now 6:00 AM. As we slide the window open and take in the fresh air, its a father and sons perfect moment. Its still dark out, but daylight is apporaching fast. At 6:40 I tell him I see something under the feeder. He eases his rifle out the window, looks through his scope and says it looks like a big doe dad, but about that time, whatever it was he saw, bolted and ran. His smile went from right side up, to up side down. I said, be patient son, we have only been here 40 minutes. Then the next thing I know, he says dad, I see one! IT HAS HORNS DAD, IT HAS HORNS! So in my best, its ok be calm voice, I say, you know where to put the cross-hairs, when your ready, take the shot. BOOM! Down went the first deer of the season. A great shot, A great 8 point buck. The deer fell only a few feet from where he made a perfect shot with his 243. After several minutes of sharing the father-son moment, we exited the box stand and walked up to his first forked horn of his life. With tears in his eyes and a grin as big as a Louisiana Sunrise, he looks up and says Dad, this is the Best Day of My Life....
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Good job
Man thats what its all about!Makin memories.
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Wow
You got to love it, I remember my sonís first deer a doe some 15 years ago, and his first buck not long after that.
You could asked me to give up every deer I had killed before, and every one I have killed since to have those moments I would gladly do it. And those tears were in my eyes as much as his.
Good job Mudd Mann keep it up and LiL Mudd Mann give um hell boy.
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What an awesome deer. My son is only 2 but is showing lots of interest in outdoors, guns,@ hunting. If he keeps the interest, when he comes of age, I hope to have an experience such as you two did. I can only imagine how it must have been in that stand after the deer was down.
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Fantastic
Thats awsome, I remember each deer my son has killed. I was fortunate enough to be able to take my son on a management hunt with Longhorn Outfitters last year and my son killed his 1st buck. It's an unbelievable feeling taht I will never forget.
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Awesome
Very cool story and great looking buck. Congrats to both of you.
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tag?
Why does this buck not have atag on it?
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It was taged.
It was taged legally and called in to the wildlife and fisheries at the site of the kill. We removed the tag upon arriving at our house to keep from getting blood on the tag. After the deer was skiined, it was attached back to the deer and brought to the local deer processer. (Keenes Processing)
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Stiring S#!t
Always some one looking to stir the S#!t
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So True
I am a legal hunter, and I teach my son to be the same. I respect the great outdoors and the gift of hunting God has intended for us to enjoy. I think there just may have been a hint of jealousy in his typing...LOL
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What?
AllenH,what is wrong with you?Get a life!
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Jealousy?
Im stating the obvious. I think its great for a young guy such as this lil fellow being in the outdoors with his dad. Congats on the harvest and keep it up. Bird Dog has too much time on his hands.
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Tag...
Allan, I appreciate the compliment. Let me and my boy live up the moment. As for the Tag goes, unless your a Warden, it really does not concern you, and if by chance you are, call it in. Its all documented and legal. Keenes Processing in Jena, La. did the processing, they have the tag number, and Buddy Foye Taxidermy in Clarks, La. has the mount.
Have a Blessed Day and Prosperous Hunting Season.....
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why the negative
Why is there always one J**k A** in the group, what does it matter to any one else if the deer was tagged or not. If it wasn't and he got caught then he himself would have to deal with it. Go get a life.

Congradulations to you and your son. I know you where excited and extramly happy for him. I bring my nephew hunting with me, he hasn't gotten a kill yet but we are working on it. Don't worry about the internet possum police, they are A**es
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Nice!
I tell you what. That was a great story. I know you made alot of people laugh and smile with that one. good job lil man!!! Congrats!!
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Allan H
I just wanna know why the deer has to be tagged just to take a picture of it? I know when I take pics of my kills or my daughters kills we dont put the tags on for the pictures. We tag our deer, and call them in, but we don't tag to take the pics idiot. In fact I don't know too many people that do captain obvious. You have a great day!
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Oh yeah
Btw Mudd man great story congrats, I know you have to be proud.
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AWESOME!!
Thats what its all about. Great job young man and dad too. Neither of yall will ever forget this hunt. I cant wait till my 2 grandsons are old enough to hunt.
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idoit
Looks like Im not the only one that thinks your a dumb azz AllanH!lmao
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good buck
great times are forever, congradulations
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You'l never forget !!
I hope that you keep the pictures and the memories !! I remember both my boys and my daughters first deer kills !! over 45 yrs ago !!Those memories will last forever !! Great job both of you !!! Capt Bob
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Nice
way to go young man and way to go dad for fostering your love for the outdoors in your son.
When my son who is grown and married now told me he didn't enjoy hunting i quit hunting so that i could devote my time
to takeing him fishing Which he loves.
after 20 yrs of not hunting when i decided to start again i couldn't believe how exspensive it is to join a club to hunt and how many aholes are on the mgmt areas.
I can see now why we are declining in sales of hunting license every year.
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congrats
Awesome...Congratulations.
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you guys have way too much time on your hands haha
I wasnt trying to rain on the kids parade smart azz i was simply asking a question. in all actuality you are supposed to tag your deer before you remove him/her from the woods. so unless they took this deer on the back of that four wheeler my question was legitimate. You guys need to find better ways of spending your time other then acting like you know what you are talking about.
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Nice deer and even better story
Great way to start the season! If only I could be so blessed! Nice little 8 pointer ya got there young man. You are going to make a lot of folk really jealous on this site!!!!!!!
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Very Blessed
I know what you mean about the expense. It has become very expensive over the years due to the lack of land available. Then you let one guy kill a nice 150 class buck, and all of a sudden the Presi. of the lease thinks his membership price should increase to an outrageous amount when that was probably the only deer that size on the lease. But on another note, me and my boy bass fish aswell, and I can tell you that its no cheaper. I have a feeling that in the future to come, only rich folks and poachers will be able to enjoy the Great Outdoors...
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Thanks To All
I would like to think each and everyone of you for the compliments and the congradulations. May The Lord Bless all of you this hunting season. Each day I get the opertunity to sit in the stand with one of my kids, I know for sure that He has Blessed me beyond measure....
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Nice Deer! Lifetime Memory Moment, too!!
Thats definetly a Lifetime Memory Moment! I'm happy for you and your dad...

To the Slammers and Jammers;

As far as the Tagging thing goes, I learned a thing or two 'bout it by going to the "Horses Mouth" LDWF and you "Slammers and Jammers" ought to let it lay down and die.

Check it out yourself @ http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/regulations/tagging/

Never know you might learn something like I did! It'll only take 9 min. of your busy internet career and who knows it might just save you or someone else from gettin' a ticket!

I for one, didn't realize we needed to start carrying ink pens as part of our "Field Gear". But I do understand that there are always some Einstein Idiots in Cyberworld that know everything and never do wrong...
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Thanks SwampDog
What not birddog? I mean prairie doggin?
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awesome
great story & great buck.
breakfast of champions- honey bun & a coke !!!!!!!
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Tag Regulations
I read the tag regulations online. We done everything by the book. No problems here.
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Allan H
There was no reason at all to even ask about the tag, that was our point. What reason would you ask if not to stir up crap. it was stupid. No one on here except you would want to know about the tag on a kids kill.
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Great
Congrats lil hunter, I know that it was a moment you will always remember no matter how many deer you kill. Dad no shame in shedding a tear about the moment. It is defenitely a proudful moment. Keep hunting
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Congratulations
This is what I'm looking forward to with my daughter and my 15 month old son in the not too distant future. This is what it's all about. Nice harvest, enjoy it - from the pics it looks like he'll probably be smiling in his sleep.
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good job buddy
can't wait to share a moment like that with my son!
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Bullets
Whats kinda bullets was he shootin? How far was the shot, and did the deer drop? I have my daughter shootin the federal powershoks. Thanks, and congrats..
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Awsome
Now I bet thats a hunter for life. Great job!!
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Great job
Awesome Job. I love the smile he so proud. Hooked for life this is were it all begins.
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Great day for both
Great story dad, Great looking animal, It will look good on the wall so you can both look at it and relive the moment over and over again.
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CONGRATS!
Thats good stuff there! Thanks for sharing your story.
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Great Story
Great story and great pics. Congrats to son and dad. I remember my oldest daughters first deer. I was more excited than she was. This season will be time for my next daughter to get one. Remember "Kids that Fish and Hunt don't Deal & Steal"
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Federal Premiums
Federal Premium Vital-Shok Ammunition in a 243 / 100 Grain
100 yrd shot
deer ran 5 feet and fell in his tracks
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WAY TO GO GUYS
Great deer. Thanks for sharing the story. My daughter is going for her first Bow Kill this season and I am STOKED. Enjoy the rest of the season together and God Bless.
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