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Old 12-07-2015, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default 9 yr old son got big 8 pt.

My 9yr olds first season bow hunting has been a ride so far. He is learning the disadvantages of using a bow mostly because of the angle of the shot and the distance he can shoot. With his rifle he would've had a couple coyotes a few more hogs and would've shot a nice deer already, but he refused to put his bow down. Since he is only pulling 40lbs at about 22 inches with his infinate edge we discussed at the beginning of the season that we would only take feeder shots and wait for a quartering away shots. He has had a couple deer in front of him that were shooters we just couldn't get the good quartering away shot so instead of take a bad shot he let them walk and man are we happy he did.

We had one really nice buck on camera one time about a month ago we thought we would never see him in person. But this was the day. The buck followed a doe to the feeder and was wondering around the feeder finally after about 15 painful nerve racking minutes he finally presented a shot quartering away at 13 yds. My son drew and made a perfect shot. Put holes in both sides and the arrow broke almost immediately. The deer went about 50 yds and it was an easy track.

It's days like this that make all the practice and time that we've put into this worth it. I've never killed a deer like this but I am elated that he had the opportunity.
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:37 AM   #2
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Right before the shot
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:39 AM   #3
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That's awesome. Congratulations on a good buck and good job of sticking with it and waiting for the best shot.

And good job dad your raising him right
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:40 AM   #4
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This is a whole lot of AWESOME in this photo.
Great job to the both of you. Congrats to your son on a fine buck
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:49 AM   #5
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Congrats!!!
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:52 AM   #6
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That is awesome and super impressive! Congrats to your son. Great buck
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:52 AM   #7
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Congrats!
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:54 AM   #8
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Congrats!
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:58 AM   #9
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That's awesome!
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:01 AM   #10
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Way to go young man!
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:03 AM   #11
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Congrats to you and your son! It sounds like he's learning the ropes quickly. Glad to hear you're teaching him good ethics on shot selection. He'll be a pro!
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:05 AM   #12
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Nothing but awesome here. Congrats to the young man for showing patience that a lot of seasoned hunters struggle with. And good job dad for fostering such a strong hunter at that age.

Great buck and great story!
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:13 AM   #13
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That picture is priceless. Congrats young man!!
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:28 AM   #14
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^^^ I agree with this. Thats Awesome ..Congrats
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:32 AM   #15
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His determination is to be commended! I know both of you are very proud. Sounds like he has already decided to be a bow hunter for life. Good choice!
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:39 AM   #16
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Awesome!
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:39 AM   #17
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Big congrats to him!
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:43 AM   #18
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Very nice. Good job dad and son!
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:46 AM   #19
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awesome congrats
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:46 AM   #20
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Incredible feat for his age! Congrats to your son!
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:50 AM   #21
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Sweet stuff! Congratulations ti the both of you! What a great learning experience capped off with a lifetime memory!

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Old 12-07-2015, 12:45 PM   #22
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Great job Dad!
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:50 PM   #23
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Congrats to your son on his first archery buck. That's one he'll definitely remember.
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:53 PM   #24
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Great job!
Nice to see him doing it right.
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:54 PM   #25
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what a great experience for the both of you! Congrats!
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:56 PM   #26
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Great stuff! Congrats to you and him
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:58 PM   #27
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Congrats to him! Very impressive!
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:00 PM   #28
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Great buck! Congrats! Have a 13 and 15 year old waiting for there 1st bow buck. It's definitely not been easy.
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:05 PM   #29
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That is awesome!!
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:10 PM   #30
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Quote:
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Incredible feat for his age! Congrats to your son!

No kidding! Great buck too.
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:11 PM   #31
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All of the above and then some!
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:21 PM   #32
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Good story! Thanks for sharing and congrats to your boy. I know you're proud.
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:54 PM   #33
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Congrats to your son on his first archery buck. That's one he'll definitely remember.
Sorry for the mix up. This isn't his first archery buck. He shot a spike earlier this season. This is his first mature buck.
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:58 PM   #34
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The spike from earlier this season.
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:00 PM   #35
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Love the facepaint! Awesome!
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:04 PM   #36
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Awesome, Congrats to him!
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:51 PM   #37
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Congrats!
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Old 12-07-2015, 03:19 PM   #38
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I'm impressed. A big CONGRATULATIONS to your son.
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:13 PM   #39
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Congrats, even better he has shot two bucks with bow at the age of 9! Very impressive, I know old men that have not accomplished that, and they are trying.
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:16 PM   #40
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Absolutely incredible!
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:54 PM   #41
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Stone Cold Killer. Congrats!
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:07 PM   #42
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Great 8!! Congrats to the young Hunter!
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:19 PM   #43
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Very nice. I'm afraid you have created a MONSTER!!! Way to go
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:22 PM   #44
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That's a nice one. Big congrats to your son.
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:06 PM   #45
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Raising em right... Love it man that's awesome. Congratulations to that little guy!
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:29 PM   #46
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congrats to the young man! and with a bow no less!
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:50 PM   #47
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way to go young man that's a proud dad moment!!
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:51 PM   #48
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Congrats!
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:52 PM   #49
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Congrats!
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Old 12-12-2015, 07:35 AM   #50
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Congrats!!!
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