Got my first deer!...and my 2nd :)

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by sparkles2307, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    DH was out all morning, and when he came in for lunch I took the opportunity to leave the youngest with him and take my 5 yo with me to my "stand" (an old silo on our family's abandoned farmsite 6 mi from home) which faces about 120 acres of corn.
    DS and I chatted and watched the rain come down. He was pointing out a pigeon feather on the floor to me, and when I looked back up there was this little guy standing about 30 ft from me. I steadied my breathing, took aim, and squeezed the trigger. And "CLICK" echoed in the silo...and the deer jerked his head up and looked right at me. Never saw me tho, he just grunted and went back to grazing. So, I popped the bolt open and closed it, thinking it would pick up a shell, and again it clicked and echoed in there... I was just about in tears, my eyes were welling up and I was shaking. I didnt know WHY it wasnt firing, I thought it was broken, and I came -><- this close to hollering at him to spare myself the frustration of watching him and not being able to shoot. But I gave it one last try, manually loaded a shell, and balsted him in the ribcage, shredded his lungs, and he never took another step. I made the rookie mistake of closing my eyes after I sighted him in, so I didnt see him drop. When I opened my eyes and he was gone I was so mad. I didnt even know what direction he had gone in to begin looking for him. Then my 5yo says "well are going to go look at him or NOT mom?" so at least one of us saw the great shot. He was just as excited as I was, we bounced around while we waited for Dh to arrive to help me drag it out and dress it. Not very big, but as I like to joke, you cant find a whitetail much bigger [​IMG] (I'm used to Co and WY mulies, no comparison). DH was impressed that I did it alone while he was eating pizza with the little one. I told him, I hit what I aim at!
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    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    great job! Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  3. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    That's Awesome!!! And unless your 4' tall, that deer looks to be a nice healthy body size. I don't shoot older deer though, taste too gamey. Looks like you got yourself a nice 2 year old [​IMG]
     
  4. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Trust me, it doesn't matter how big your first deer is, you'll always remember it! Congratulations, and thanks for showing the young'n an appreciation for hunting. Our youth is the future- and it is so important for them to respect nature and the outdoors.


    Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I think that's a pretty good buck in size! I think you did the local herd a favor by taking his poor rack genes out though! Congrats!
     
  6. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Quote:I also think I did the local herd a favor by taking his stupidity out, I gave that fella every opportunity to run, what with my noisy monkeying around to get a shell in (NOT a quiet endeavor) and he never did so must not have been too smart.

    And Boyd, I am 5'8" and he is a very healthy sized 2 yr old buck for sure. [​IMG]
     
  7. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:I totally agree! Great first deer!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Quote:I also think I did the local herd a favor by taking his stupidity out, I gave that fella every opportunity to run, what with my noisy monkeying around to get a shell in (NOT a quiet endeavor) and he never did so must not have been too smart.

    And Boyd, I am 5'8" and he is a very healthy sized 2 yr old buck for sure. [​IMG]

    Lots of nice venison for dinner [​IMG]
     
  9. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    Great job!!
     
  10. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    [​IMG] and Yum! Yum!. We're havin' steak tonight!
     

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