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Old October 13, 2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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My 7 year old son's first deer.

My 7 year old son used a .223 AR to shoot his first deer this morning.
We used a ground blind and a tri-pod rest.
Two deer showed up, he was paitent and waited for a good shot on the bigger one.
He shot his first deer on his first day of hunting - ever.
The doe was just 15 yards away and went only 20 yards after the shot.
Rifle is a Windham SRC with a Bushnell TRS-25 red-dot.
He used my handload, a 60 gr. Nosler Partition chronographed at 2,807 fps from a 16'' barrel.
The bullet made small entry and exit holes, but did significant damage to both lungs.
Proud Dad & excited son, awesome!
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Old October 13, 2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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Congrats!

Looks like you have a life-time hunting partner.

Do you know how much it weighed?

Looks like a pretty good-sized doe.
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Old October 14, 2012, 07:26 AM   #3
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Man that's the deer I wanted this year, I hope to see her sister..... By the way thats better shooting than I can do, perfect hit young man congratulation!!!
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Old October 14, 2012, 09:13 AM   #4
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I don't know how much it weighed, but it looked like a big doe to me.
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Old October 14, 2012, 09:22 AM   #5
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Congrats, great to hear of it.

God bless!
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Old October 14, 2012, 09:35 AM   #6
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Nice ! I was that age when I got my first deer, I know he will be telling this story for YEARS !!
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Old October 14, 2012, 10:03 AM   #7
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Congrats to him for taking a nice doe with a great shot and congrats to you for taking the time to hunt with him. You have a hunting partner for live.
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Old October 14, 2012, 10:30 AM   #8
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Congrats.....I'm bettin' it's the first of many!
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Old October 14, 2012, 01:52 PM   #9
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Congrats, looks like a happy young man.
I am sure he will want to make many more trips after getting his first.

That will be some fine eatin' too. It will taste all the better knowing you and he shared this moment together.

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Old October 14, 2012, 02:05 PM   #10
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Congradulations! That will probably be one of his best memories!
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Old October 14, 2012, 02:25 PM   #11
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That is fantastic man. I think the little guy will have the itch from now on.
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Old October 14, 2012, 02:46 PM   #12
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When you scare the deer with a horrible mask it's easy !!

May it be the first of many !
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Old October 14, 2012, 03:24 PM   #13
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Congratulations! I hope you have a new hunting buddy for many years.
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Old October 14, 2012, 03:26 PM   #14
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Nice shot, kid.
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Old October 14, 2012, 04:49 PM   #15
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Why look at you

That's good shooting young man. It looks like he's hooked for life!

Congrats!
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Old October 15, 2012, 07:43 PM   #16
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Must of been eating a messy candy bar with all the chocolate on his face!Congrats!!
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Old October 15, 2012, 10:57 PM   #17
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Way to go, both of you. Nice deer.
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Old October 21, 2012, 10:02 PM   #18
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Tell the young guy congrats! He deserves it! A nice doe, with a .223! Priceless!
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Old October 22, 2012, 08:36 AM   #19
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Way to go sport!!! You to dad, love to see dads passing on the tradition, hope yours does the same. Very heart warming memories brought back with your photo, thanks chadd:
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Old October 22, 2012, 06:09 PM   #20
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Good job,especially for being patient.
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Old October 22, 2012, 06:47 PM   #21
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great work!!

looks like he made a great shot on her! I know guys that have been hunting a long time and struggle to put the bullet where it needs to go!! Nicely done
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Old October 22, 2012, 07:38 PM   #22
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good shot. I am training my 11 year old daughter on her 25-06 so that she will be ready for next year when she able to get her Jr. license. She is already adept with the 22-250.
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Old October 27, 2012, 04:30 PM   #23
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That is awsome! Great shot placement too. Congratulations young fella!
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Old November 20, 2012, 11:17 PM   #24
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Great job i'm going for my first deer hunt in a few days and hope i get one.
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Old November 26, 2012, 01:03 PM   #25
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Congratulations! I'm always happy to hear about when a kid shoots his first deer.
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