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Old November 17, 2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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First Deer!........for my nephew........

Opening day of regular gun season here this past Saturday my 15 year old nephew got his first ever deer and it turned out to be a fairly nice 8 pointer. Opening day the morning was warm and rainy and deer were not moving. We did a few man-drives and this one nearly ran me over on the way to my nephew. He nailed him with a load of 00 buckshot at 15 yds and he folded. We headed in shortly afterward as the sun came out and the temps topped 70 degrees.

That's one happy teenager..........
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Old November 17, 2008, 07:08 PM   #2
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EWWWWW.... ICKY!!! His tongue is pokin' out.... YUCKY!!!
seriously though good deer and happy feller too! How much did he weigh, dressed, do you reckon?

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Old November 17, 2008, 07:17 PM   #3
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How much did he weigh, dressed, do you reckon?
I honestly don't know. We don't have a scale. Need to get one.........

I also didn't help drag him. We had enough teenagers around that day that I didn't have to go using my titanium reinforced spine to go pulling on a deer. .
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Old November 18, 2008, 07:19 AM   #4
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Nice buck isnt funny the tongues always stick out.
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Old November 18, 2008, 01:05 PM   #5
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Congrats on first buck!!! He's a nice one!!
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Old November 24, 2008, 07:56 PM   #6
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Great!!!! Congratulations!!!
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Old November 26, 2008, 03:49 PM   #7
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Nice buck isnt funny the tongues always stick out.
Alot of humans do the same thing.
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Old November 26, 2008, 04:00 PM   #8
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Hey PPS, I resemble that remark
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Old November 26, 2008, 05:32 PM   #9
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I also didn't help drag him. We had enough teenagers around that day
RR - I can see that your tumble did nothing to your intelligence! Put them young backs to work!

Nice deer for your nephew, and glad you are back in the woods.

Stay safe!
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Old November 26, 2008, 06:48 PM   #10
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RR - I can see that your tumble did nothing to your intelligence! Put them young backs to work!
Indeed. What good does it do to have 6 nephews and 2 kids of my own if I don't put them to good use every now and again? .

Need a fridge moved? A pool cleaned? Yard mowed? I've trained them well.........
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Old November 28, 2008, 04:48 AM   #11
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Great Job. Another youth with a good addiction

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Old November 28, 2008, 05:16 AM   #12
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Where's the face paint? Everyone in our family gets their face painted with their first deer's blood...what can I say it's a family tradition.
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Old November 29, 2008, 06:36 PM   #13
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We don't have that particular tradition, but......

First deer, he's all yours in terms of the gut work. You'll get a little coaching from the veterans, but you'll be the only one getting your hands dirty. Nick was good about it though. He's been with me enough times and seen and helped "hold here" "cut there" that with a little coaching he did a good job. Wasn't queasy about it either.

A buddy of mine who hunts with me had his son along last Saturday. His son is 21 but hasn't hunted that much with him and had never killed a deer or been around much when one was field dressed. When he shot his first on Sat off a man-drive I did, I walked up on him shortly thereafter just about the time his dad got to him. When we told him the first step in dressing out a buck he looked at his dad and said "Oh, Daddy, NO......" I had to walk on back to the truck on that one so as not to hurt the guy's feelings by having a good old belly laugh. Words on a screen just can't transmit the emotion in those three words or the seriousness with which he said them.
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Old November 29, 2008, 06:51 PM   #14
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ROFL!!! RR I ain't sure zackly how he said it but the thought of the sheriffs son from smokey and the bandit comes to mind....
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Old November 29, 2008, 08:51 PM   #15
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And Brent has hit the nail on the head.........

I said the same thing about it later to my Father in law.
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Old November 29, 2008, 08:57 PM   #16
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Now that I know my impression matches the situation it is all the more funny!
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Old November 29, 2008, 08:58 PM   #17
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All I could think about on the way home that evening was "When I put bullets in it it gets too heavy......"
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Old November 29, 2008, 09:12 PM   #18
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Great rednecks must think alike!!! My own "junior" has said some things and done others that amazed me.... I MEAN DROP JAW AMAZED... Luckily he has seen S & the B enuff to know what I mean when I say things like... "When I see yo mamma I am gonna punch her right in the mouth" or "Don't call me daddy... you need to talk to the garbage man cuz they is no dang way you are from my loins..." Thanx... you just made my night!
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Love the snakes and gators remarks too!
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