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Old 01-06-2019, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Now I'm going to be broke. (Wifes first deer)

As most men, you want to enjoy the trill of hunting with your loved ones. After 12yrs together the wife decided she wanted to kill her first deer. I typically work every Saturday and Sunday, but managed to have this weekend off after some customer's changed plans last minute.

So we rushed home and loaded up to head to her grandfathers place in Brownwood Friday evening after work. Arriving around midnight we went over a few things and planned the hunt. We discussed taking a doe but I got the ok to take a legal buck if he came in from her Dad and Papa.

We got into the stand around 6:00 and she was exicited. She was surprisingly quite as well, which is rare. She was shooting her great grand fathers .222. At first light I could see a legal 8 point around 200 yards out just waiting for the feeder. At 7am the feeder went off and he started coming in but stopped 30 yards from the feeder behind some brush and wouldn't come in. Another 6pt buck came after 5 minutes but wasnt legal. After watching the 8pt head into the tree line, I was debating if we would see another shooter. This place has had some pressure with clearing and fence line work during the entire season and its really shown this year. Deer have been very nervous and don't sit long feeding. I was glassing the tree line when the other bucks both rushed away from the feeder and looked to the right down an open ATV trail. Sure enough a mature main frame 8 with slit browtines walked out and pushed the other deer away. She was ready to go and before I told her to get her rifle, it was going out the window. She was very patient as we watched the buck for a minute and waited for him to clear the other deer. We were discussing the shot quietly when all of a sudden we heard a shot close by from the neighboring place. The buck jumped forward and stopped on alert broadside. I told her to take the shot and she didn't hesitate. She let lead fly and hit him alittle high in the spine. Buck dropped and came back up on his front legs and she followed up quickly with a great lung shot and he was done.

We celebrated with a hug and high fives, and she wasnt quiet anymore!! She was so exicited and I was extremly proud of her. This was one of the best and most exciting hunts I've been on. I look forward to hunting with her more often and having her share these experiences with our sons who are 2 and 5.
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:10 PM   #2
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Congrats to her and also you getting her into hunting!
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:14 PM   #3
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Great deer congrats
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:19 PM   #4
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Good shooting, so it doesn't take a 300 mag to kill a deer, eh?
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:20 PM   #5
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:22 PM   #6
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:23 PM   #7
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:23 PM   #8
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Awesome. So i guess that .222 is pretty much hers now?
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:25 PM   #9
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:32 PM   #10
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:33 PM   #11
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:34 PM   #12
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Thatís pretty cool


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Old 01-06-2019, 07:36 PM   #13
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:38 PM   #14
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Nice buck! Congrats to you and your wife!

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Old 01-06-2019, 07:38 PM   #15
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:46 PM   #16
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:47 PM   #17
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Thanks guys. The .222 did perfect, first shot made a cavity the size of her fist in the spinal area. Second shot went through the lungs and out the other side actually. I'm guessing well be shopping for one soon
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:50 PM   #18
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Awesome Sauce!!!
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:58 PM   #19
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Nice going and Congrats to her!
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:02 PM   #20
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:02 PM   #21
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Nice buck. Congratulations to you both. My wife enjoys hunting nearly as much as I do.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:30 PM   #22
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That's awesome!


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Old 01-06-2019, 08:40 PM   #23
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Nicely done!
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:46 PM   #24
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Very cool. Congrats to both Y'all.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:49 PM   #25
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:50 PM   #26
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Good deal. Congrats to you both.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:53 PM   #27
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:54 PM   #28
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pretty cool and looks like an old Savage 340 with a side mount Weaver scope she did it with. very cool.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:58 PM   #29
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Congratulations on a good story and great memory for the both of you.


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Old 01-06-2019, 09:02 PM   #30
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:03 PM   #31
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Congratulations!

Hope you two have many happy years hunting together!
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:23 PM   #32
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nice, my wife does not hunt deer but hogs are fair game.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:26 PM   #33
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pretty cool and looks like an old Savage 340 with a side mount Weaver scope she did it with. very cool.


That's a Heck of an eye. It's a tack driver. Papa uses it for head/neck shots. He's a Vietnam survivor and 73 years old this year.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:36 PM   #34
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Congratulations to your wife! You'll just need a few days of overtime to cover the extra expense. It will be well worth it. Keep her happy.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:38 PM   #35
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:55 PM   #36
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:07 PM   #37
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Congrats to her! Great buck. A big thumbs up to you for getting her started!
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:13 PM   #38
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Good problem to have.

Congrats on the nice buck.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:33 PM   #39
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:18 PM   #40
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Supercool! Congrats
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:30 PM   #41
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congrats to the wife, and too many wonderful sits together in the years to come. Shes hooked. Heck my wife and 6 others have their girls week (ten years and running) and there are no guys allowed. So they say. LOL They shoot, clean and process all their deer.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:00 AM   #42
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It's a wonderful thing to have your spouse get interested in hunting.

My wife and I just celebrated 30 years of marriage the 31st of Dec. Her and the daughter are at the ranch this weekend alone and unsupervised killing deer, loading them in the ranger, gutting and boning them out while I am at work. Just saying it pays off in the future if you teach them right.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:25 AM   #43
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That’s awesome. My wife shot her first deer a couple of years ago. She is completely hooked and a better shot than me. Congratulations to your wife.
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:04 AM   #44
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Best tho v to do is let her build her own rifle. My wife has a grey stocked Weatherby 22-250 and we put a Leopold on top. It’s hers. She built it so she doesn’t want anymore. Otherwise it’s just a your gun you let her use. Trust me been there.

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Old 01-07-2019, 07:09 AM   #45
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Congrats to both of y'all.

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Old 01-07-2019, 07:49 AM   #46
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:29 AM   #47
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Great....Congrats!!
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:08 PM   #48
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:28 PM   #49
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Congrats on her first deer!
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