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Old 10-20-2019, 07:40 AM   #1
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Default Daughter drops a good one! Real good one.

Wow, my daughter Reese (12 years old) got this big buck yesterday morning with her crossbow.

I got pictures of this deer in front of our house Friday morning.


We haven’t even hunted our place yet this year. We’ve been focusing on our deer lease near Christoval.

Anyway I picked Reese up from school on Friday and showed her the pics. She was excited and ready to go for the morning hunt. She want nearly as excited when the alarm went off Saturday morning. She was a bear to get out of bed but I made her get up and get showered and ready to hunt.

We were settled in the blind by 6:20, she laid her head in my lap and went to sleep. I woke her up at about 7:00 and told her to get in position so she wasn’t making noise when deer started coming in.

The feeder went off at 7:15. We sat for about 20 minutes not seeing anything.

Then one of the fastest hunts I’ve ever experienced happened. I caught movement and it was him coming in from behind a cedar tree. He was walking very confident and walked right out in front of us and stopped about 20 yards out. He was perfectly broadside and I told Reese to shoot. She shouldered the crossbow and made an awesome shot. On the shot the deer ran out in the open towards my house. I watched him get weak on his knees but he got a second wind and ran into the cedars. I was 99% certain he was down just in the cedars but there is always that doubt.

We got out of the blind and went home and put Trigger on the trail. Just as we suspected he was right at the edge of the field.

He’s a beautiful chocolate antlered 8pt. We took pics and took him straight to the processor and taxidermist. Reese has been hunting since she was six but this is by far her biggest buck.


Honestly this hunt happened so fast and perfect neither of us really got buck fever until after the shot. This buck came is so fast, calm, and perfect from the time we laid eyes on him till she had an arrow zipped through him was 100% less than one minute. He came out, stopped, and was perfectly broadside. Simple as that but we will take it and aren’t complaining.





Now it’s time to focus on little sister Ryan getting her first deer.

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Old 10-20-2019, 07:43 AM   #2
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Nice 8.
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:46 AM   #3
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Thatís awesome. Congratulations!


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Old 10-20-2019, 07:49 AM   #4
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Wow, that is awesome
Waydago little lady
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:51 AM   #5
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Congrats!
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:56 AM   #6
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That's awesome, congrats!
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:58 AM   #7
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:59 AM   #8
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Congrats heck of a buck


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Old 10-20-2019, 08:18 AM   #9
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Default Daughter drops a good one! Real good one.

Gotta love it when a plan comes together! Congrats to her on a dang nice 8!


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Old 10-20-2019, 08:18 AM   #10
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Congratulations to your young lady. Nice looking 8 pt.
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:28 AM   #11
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Congrats! Great buck and ever better memories
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:31 AM   #12
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Congratulations young lady!!!!
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:33 AM   #13
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Congratulations. Awesome buck!

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Old 10-20-2019, 08:35 AM   #14
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:41 AM   #15
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Great deer, congrats to all!
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:47 AM   #16
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Big congrats to you both!
Thats a great looking buck rt there!!
Always nice to do it in your own back yard too!
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:52 AM   #17
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Congratulations. That’s a great buck!
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:55 AM   #18
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Awesome buck, congrats to her!
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:55 AM   #19
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Great buck. Congrats to her.
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:56 AM   #20
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That's a great looking deer! Congrats you 2!!!


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Old 10-20-2019, 09:06 AM   #21
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Wow! Great buck
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:12 AM   #22
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Beautiful buck, congrats
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:12 AM   #23
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Awesome job and great pictures!
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:38 AM   #24
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Congrats to your daughter on her buck and to you on a great memory.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:47 AM   #25
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Heck yes she did! Awesome!
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:50 AM   #26
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You’re not lying! Congrats on a great deer!
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:52 AM   #27
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That’s greatness....congrats to her. That has to be so awesome to take it on your own land. The game cam pic didn’t do him justice. He’s an old warhorse!!

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Old 10-20-2019, 09:56 AM   #28
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Great job. Congrats!
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:13 AM   #29
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Man what a buck. Way to go girl.


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Old 10-20-2019, 10:17 AM   #30
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Congrats to her great deer!
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:20 AM   #31
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Awesome stuff there. Congrats to you Both
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:30 AM   #32
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Greatness
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:32 AM   #33
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Way to go!
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:41 AM   #34
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Good looking crew. Congrats.


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Old 10-20-2019, 10:42 AM   #35
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Congrats to your Daughter!
Great Buck!
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:43 AM   #36
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Very Nice!!! It will be a very memorable moment for her.

You should put that picture in a frame right below the mount on the wall.
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:46 AM   #37
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Nice buck
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:48 AM   #38
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Fast and simple is good! Congratulations to your daughter and you. It's the greatest thing to experience your kids success in the blind with them!
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:49 AM   #39
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Congratulations young lady! Great buck!
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:51 AM   #40
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Heck of deer!

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Old 10-20-2019, 10:55 AM   #41
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Heckuva guide, Jeremy! Congrats to both you and your daughter!
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:56 AM   #42
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Congrats to Reese!
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:56 AM   #43
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That's awesome!
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:00 AM   #44
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Very nice. Congrats to her and the guide. Awesome buck
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:13 AM   #45
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Awesome Blossom and congratulations to you to dad.
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:17 AM   #46
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Beautiful buck and congrats to the Huntress!

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Old 10-20-2019, 11:21 AM   #47
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Awesome LDP with the dog!

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Old 10-20-2019, 11:33 AM   #48
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Nice!! Congrats
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:49 AM   #49
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Awesome buck...congrats!
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:05 PM   #50
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Great looking buck, congrats
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