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What a great First Deer. My daughter braved the cold, wind, and rain with me to connect with her first deer! She showed me how it was done dropping him in his tracks at 200 yards.

January 07, 2017 at 12:21pm

After missed opportunities in past years my 16 yr old daughter Averie Williams braved the wind, rain, and cold one afternoon on our South Central Arkansas hunting lease to finally connect with a buck of a lifetime. After sitting in our box stand for two hours with the wind whipping the rain in a beautiful buck stepped out at 275 yds. She eased her Remington 270 out of the window and showed me how it was done. Waiting patiently as the buck turned towards us and walked to about 200 yards. He then made a turn to the woods. With a command from me to shoot now she squeezed the trigger and that buck didn't take another step. She dropped him in his tracks. The excitement and celebration was epic. I've been a deer hunter for about 10 years and have never had the opportunity at a buck like this. But, sitting there witnessing her place a perfect shot and falling in love with this great sport was better than me shooting ten trophies. It was a proud day for both of us and one we won't soon forget.

January 07, 2017 at 12:14pm

Hey guys been reading a long time and finally registered. Been a hard core duck hunter most of my life but with the decline of birdsover the last several years figured deer hunting is a better gamble. I still duck hunt 10 or 15 times a year ( and shoot a few birds ) but mixed in a good bit of deer hunting th last two years. Last year was my first year and was discouragingly uneventful. But my luck sure was changed this year. It was the last saturday of the blackpowder season and it was pouring down raining. About 8:00am I was sitting there wondering what the hell I was doing in that climber when the most beautiful 9 pt. walked out on me. trying to collect my nerves I squeezed off a shot. once the smoke cleared I saw that it ran about 30 yds. and fell, I have never been so thrilled. I was hollering and jumping in my stand, I was dancing like ten indians. I'm little embarrassed that it took me until the age of 27 to get that first one but I'm hooked. And i got alot more meat in the freezer from one hunt than i get all season duck hunting. He was a 9 pt. with a 14 3/4" spread and 135 pounds. not huge but he'll do. Thanks for all the good stories. Hope i have more for ya'll next year.

February 15, 2007 at 4:44pm
A comment titled: Re: New Bow Hoyt Power Max Comparison in response to a report titled: New Bow Hoyt Power Max Comparison

I have an older Hoyt but I think I'm sold on upgrading. Thanks for the video.

September 01, 2016 at 8:56am
A comment titled: Let him walk. in response to a report titled: Big Buck

He's about 2.5 yrs old and maybe 120 inches gross. If at all possible I would let him walk this year. He has a lot fo growing to do. You want him breeding as many does as possible. At 4.5 years he'll be a monster and his offspring will carry the tradition. Management is letting your bucks mature.

December 11, 2010 at 11:57pm
A comment titled: Trophy at any score! in response to a report titled: New Game??

I'm going to guess 150' and a weight of 215.

December 09, 2010 at 8:33pm
A comment titled: I will help! in response to a report titled: HELP! Needed: Photo of Advisory Sign(s) on Holly Beach

I live about 2hrs. from Holly beach. I will go ride and check out the signs for you. I have kids of my own I know how you feel. Comment back if you still need help.

July 16, 2009 at 7:57pm
A comment titled: great shot! in response to a report titled: First duck

Doesn't it feel good. Good job dad,keep them hunting. You'll have partners for life.

November 24, 2007 at 6:46pm
A comment titled: nice buck in response to a report titled: what yall think?

2.5 to 3.5 years old and about 120 to 130 class. no expert but looks alot like one I got last year.

November 04, 2007 at 8:28pm
A comment titled: daughters in response to a report titled: first deer

That is my eight year old twins and my six year old missing from the photo is my two year old. All girls but maybe someday they might take up hunting, if dancing doesn't get in the way.

February 15, 2007 at 10:25pm
A comment titled: cva wolf in response to a report titled: first deer

I bought a cva wolf 50 cal. before the season. I did think I missed at first cause I seen a big hole in the tree where he was standing.

February 15, 2007 at 9:39pm
A comment titled: shoulder mount in response to a report titled: first deer

I am shoulder mounting it. cant wait to get it back.

February 15, 2007 at 9:07pm
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