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Old 10-20-2018, 05:53 PM   #251
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:06 PM   #252
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:06 PM   #253
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Good luck fellas. Bring back an okie buck to Denton!
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:24 PM   #254
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:13 PM   #255
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Shot fired!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:13 PM   #256
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:15 PM   #257
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:32 PM   #258
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:34 PM   #259
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:50 PM   #261
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Here are a few pics. Details to follow once the work concludes.

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Old 10-20-2018, 08:51 PM   #262
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Congrats to you both! Its even more special that he shot the first deer on your family's land!! Awesome!!
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:31 AM   #265
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The beginning of a beautiful journey. Congrats!
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:27 AM   #266
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Been a joy following along! Well done!!
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:05 AM   #267
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:49 PM   #268
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Yesterday evening’s hunt was very memorable. Will started talking about wanting to kill a deer during the 2016 season. Since then the desire has gotten stronger. He completed his hunters safety course earlier this year and got proficient at the range with the .223. He also helped with the feeders and the food plots so this season was time.

The morning sit he saw does and yearlings. After the sit he was feeling like he should have shot one which opened the door for a good talk about what hunting is about and making decisions. He was ready for the evening sit.

We were hunting out of a 17’ two man stand that we put up a couple of weeks ago. About 30 minutes after getting in the stand he was out like a light. I let him sleep until he started snoring at which it was to wake up. We were watching squirrels most of the sit. I was concerned that the wind kept switching but be were committed. The feeder went off at 5:15 and he about jumped out of his skin (this is a bow setup so the feeder is at 20 yards or so). About 45 minutes later I saw a deer making their way down the lane about 60 yards away at our 2 o’clock position. He got the rifle into position. It was a lone doe. She came in and circled the feeder and pile rice bran that Darton put out for him on Thursday evening. She hung out in the woods down wind of our set for a few minutes. Will and I just sat and watched, whispering back and forth about what she would do. Then she eased into the lane heading to the rice bran. Will got steadied on the rifle and waited until she paused. The shot was good. She kicked and circled to her left running hard to the Northeast.

Will was grinning from ear to ear. “I shot my first deer!!” He said. A handshake and high fives ensued as we talked about what had just happened. Then came the adrenaline. “I can’t quit shaking...” he said. That lasted a while. We let him calm down before getting down and taking up the trail. She laid down next to a small tree about 50 yards away. Pictures, hugs, and texts.

Today, as we went back and filled the feeders and checked cameras I asked him how he felt about what happened yesterday evening. He said, “Now I feel like I belong.” to which I agreed and told him he certainly did and that I was proud of him.

This was his first deer and the first deer taken on our land. This was special for our family.

I am looking forward to many more hunting trips with my Son.








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Old 10-21-2018, 05:22 PM   #269
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:03 PM   #270
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Thanks! Hopefully the first of many successful hunts with the kids. Now we start to work in crossbow practice for Will.....and get my wife proficient on treestand safety so we can take both kids hunting at the same time!

Here is our view yesterday evening as Will and I walked out of the woods after shooting his deer.
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Old 10-22-2018, 06:37 PM   #271
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As usual I am late to the party, but hey I made it! I am very happy for both you and Will! As always great write up, just like being there in person Can't wait for all of the future successes and follow on adventures
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As usual I am late to the party, but hey I made it! I am very happy for both you and Will! As always great write up, just like being there in person Can't wait for all of the future successes and follow on adventures


Thanks again! Will references your putting out the rice bran in his post shot interview so you may make it into the video.

Will had Mom print out his picture so he could take it to school today. He is a 5th grader.


He quickly learned that there are differing opinions about hunting even in elementary school. He reported that some kids said, “cool!!!” when shown the photo and were asking about the gun and the deer while others asked him why he killed an “innocent animal that had done nothing to him.”. Great learning experience! When I asked him how he responded he said he told the critics “because that’s why the deer were put here.”. BOOM!!!

Sometimes you wonder if your kids listen to you over the years...and this is proof he was. I didn’t coach him up on this so he actually absorbed some of what we’ve discussed as a family around the table over the years.

This is a gift that keeps on giving.

God is good.

Micah
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:21 PM   #273
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Thanks again! Will references your putting out the rice bran in his post shot interview so you may make it into the video.

Will had Mom print out his picture so he could take it to school today. He is a 5th grader.


He quickly learned that there are differing opinions about hunting even in elementary school. He reported that some kids said, “cool!!!” when shown the photo and were asking about the gun and the deer while others asked him why he killed an “innocent animal that had done nothing to him.”. Great learning experience! When I asked him how he responded he said he told the critics “because that’s why the deer were put here.”. BOOM!!!

Sometimes you wonder if your kids listen to you over the years...and this is proof he was. I didn’t coach him up on this so he actually absorbed some of what we’ve discussed as a family around the table over the years.

This is a gift that keeps on giving.

God is good.

Micah
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:27 PM   #274
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Old 10-23-2018, 08:37 AM   #275
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Doing right, from start to finish............

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Old 10-24-2018, 05:48 PM   #276
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Man that read put a smile on my face, so happy for y'all, what a great experience in all aspects!
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:29 PM   #277
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Thanks, Gents!

It’s been a fun journey so far!
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:31 PM   #278
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When's the next hunt, Micah?
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:17 AM   #279
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We will be up the weekend of Thanksgiving. Both my daughter and son will be hunting for horns. They have a friendly (sometimes not so friendly) competition going on. Fun times!

Until then I am locked down finishing school. Graduation is little over a month away and can’t get here fast enough. After that we will be making up for a lot of lost hunting over the last two years by getting back into more filming....but now with the kids pulling the trigger.

How about you? When is the next sit?
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:27 AM   #280
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Awesome! My brother and I still have our rival going. Ever since I started killing bigger bucks than him he doesn't call from October - mid January! Lol
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We will be up the weekend of Thanksgiving. Both my daughter and son will be hunting for horns. They have a friendly (sometimes not so friendly) competition going on. Fun times!

Until then I am locked down finishing school. Graduation is little over a month away and can’t get here fast enough. After that we will be making up for a lot of lost hunting over the last two years by getting back into more filming....but now with the kids pulling the trigger.

How about you? When is the next sit?


Not sure yet. Went out to our place this past Sunday. Got some good bucks on cam, neighbors cows got out onto my place, had a trespasser on 10/15 walking my place with a rifle and full camo. Probably go back in a couple weekends. I updated my thread as well with some pics.


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Old 11-10-2018, 11:52 PM   #282
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With temps in the mid 20’s projected I made a quick run up yesterday to winterize the cabin and turn the light on inside my water booster pump enclosure to keep it thawed. While I was there I cycled the cams and updated the feeding times on the feeders so our guests will consistently have food served up during daylight hours. I also dumped some rice bran in front of a camera to see if we have mystery guests lurking.

The food plots are still doing great and they are being utilized.

Main Plot:


Kill Plot:



Once this guy starts showing up in these same places during daylight hours we will be in business.




We will be back up for Thanksgiving with the goal of getting my son and daughter both on a buck.

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Old 11-13-2018, 11:07 PM   #283
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My son has asked if we can bring his blind from Push county up to our new place. We now have that on the agenda for next spring. Brings back some memories.

Here are the threads:
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=537268

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=537269
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:43 PM   #284
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Man, he sure has grown since that project! Good times ahead
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:56 AM   #285
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Is he looking to build another?
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Old 11-19-2018, 07:08 PM   #286
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No Sir. He just wants his warm and dry blind on the new place. He did say something about refurbishing some doo doo brown blinds this spring though!
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:55 PM   #287
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Spent some time up on the Hilltop this week. Thanksgiving evening through Sunday.

The goal was to get my daughter on a buck with her crossbow and my son on a buck with the .223. Despite the full moon and wind we saw deer on all but one sit.

That’s her on the right. She was bundled up pretty well.


She had her opportunities but let them
walk. This little buck she calls “Forky” has been a regular while she’s on stand. He’s going to get a chance to grow.


My son killed his first deer a few weeks back, which was a doe. He had his sights set on a buck on this trip. He was hunting a blind with his Grandfather.


He connected on an 82 yard shot on our main food plot on his second sit.



Molly and I heard the shot and knew it had to be him. Walking up to the field he and Papa were kneeling beside the buck talking about the evening hunt. He was proud and ready to tell the story! Buck had three point, no G1’s, and a good sized body. Shot placement was perfect and a lifelong memory was made!

We’ve owned the property since April and I’ve yet to hunt it myself but this has been my best deer season ever. I’m thankful and looking forward to watching the kids continue to grow and make memories here.

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Old 11-26-2018, 11:11 PM   #288
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More of all of these things to come! It all becomes sweeter once you own it and kids just make it better
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:41 AM   #289
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Awesome stuff! Congrats! Nothing like making memories at your own place!


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Old 11-27-2018, 08:45 AM   #290
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Good stuff. Congrats to the young man!
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:52 AM   #291
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Good job, congrats to all.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:39 AM   #292
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Man thats greatness right there!
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Old 11-27-2018, 11:09 AM   #293
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Congratulations to your young man! He is blessed to be able to grow up with such good role models.
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Old 11-27-2018, 11:17 AM   #294
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awesome update. great job yall.
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:35 PM   #295
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Thanks, Gents. It was an awesome weekend. Looking forward to what the future holds!
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Old 11-28-2018, 01:58 PM   #296
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Big congrats to your son!!
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:13 PM   #297
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Thanks, Gents!

Here is a pic of the trophy in his last days of dominating the woods.

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Old 11-30-2018, 12:29 AM   #298
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Congrats!
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Old 12-12-2018, 02:55 PM   #299
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New to the forums and just read through the entire thread. Wow! Your property looks awesome and has me motivated to start looking seriously.

Any tips for finding a great property in that area? I'm in DFW so I like the accessibility versus driving 5+ hours to West Texas...
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:01 PM   #300
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Yesterday evening’s hunt was very memorable. Will started talking about wanting to kill a deer during the 2016 season. Since then the desire has gotten stronger. He completed his hunters safety course earlier this year and got proficient at the range with the .223. He also helped with the feeders and the food plots so this season was time.

The morning sit he saw does and yearlings. After the sit he was feeling like he should have shot one which opened the door for a good talk about what hunting is about and making decisions. He was ready for the evening sit.

We were hunting out of a 17’ two man stand that we put up a couple of weeks ago. About 30 minutes after getting in the stand he was out like a light. I let him sleep until he started snoring at which it was to wake up. We were watching squirrels most of the sit. I was concerned that the wind kept switching but be were committed. The feeder went off at 5:15 and he about jumped out of his skin (this is a bow setup so the feeder is at 20 yards or so). About 45 minutes later I saw a deer making their way down the lane about 60 yards away at our 2 o’clock position. He got the rifle into position. It was a lone doe. She came in and circled the feeder and pile rice bran that Darton put out for him on Thursday evening. She hung out in the woods down wind of our set for a few minutes. Will and I just sat and watched, whispering back and forth about what she would do. Then she eased into the lane heading to the rice bran. Will got steadied on the rifle and waited until she paused. The shot was good. She kicked and circled to her left running hard to the Northeast.

Will was grinning from ear to ear. “I shot my first deer!!” He said. A handshake and high fives ensued as we talked about what had just happened. Then came the adrenaline. “I can’t quit shaking...” he said. That lasted a while. We let him calm down before getting down and taking up the trail. She laid down next to a small tree about 50 yards away. Pictures, hugs, and texts.

Today, as we went back and filled the feeders and checked cameras I asked him how he felt about what happened yesterday evening. He said, “Now I feel like I belong.” to which I agreed and told him he certainly did and that I was proud of him.

This was his first deer and the first deer taken on our land. This was special for our family.

I am looking forward to many more hunting trips with my Son.








Thanks for following along with us.
Just now seeing this. Congrats to your boy. You couldn't deny that one even if you wanted to. He looks just like you.
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