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Old 10-01-2022, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default Dad got one this morning

I got my dad set up in his bow blind this morning. He is 81 and had to walk to stand with a cane. I had a shooting rest set up with the crossbow on it and after about 15 minutes of adjustments he was settled. I have been feeding protein all year at his stand which is 50 yards from the house. He had a big 8 coming in alongside several other bucks. Well when the big buck came in he got excited and couldnít find the safety. Some other bucks spooked and everything left. Then one of the other bucks came back behind the feeder and he let one rip. He said the deer was 35 yards or so. The buck ran a semi circle and. Then was walking slowly with its head down. Before it made it out of sight he said he thought it stumbled. We was very flustered when he called me. I told him we would wait a couple hours and put my dog on the trail. Well I went to track the buck and it was 5 ft from where he last saw it. I called him and let him know. This may may be the last deer he ever gets to kill but it was great to see that he still got excited after 70 years of hunting.



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Old 10-01-2022, 12:39 PM   #2
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That is awesome! Congrats to you and your dad.
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:41 PM   #3
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Awesome!! Congrats to your Dad!
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:41 PM   #4
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Awesome.
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:44 PM   #5
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Greatness!
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:53 PM   #6
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That’s awesome.
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:55 PM   #7
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Sweet Congrats
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:56 PM   #8
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Pure awesomeness!!! Congrats to your dad.


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Old 10-01-2022, 12:56 PM   #9
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Congrats Sir!
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:56 PM   #10
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Thatís awesome!! Congratulations!!!


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Old 10-01-2022, 12:56 PM   #11
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Great, thanks for sharing! Now, let’s see some pics.
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:06 PM   #12
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That is awesome.

Looks like a big body on that buck.

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Old 10-01-2022, 01:13 PM   #13
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Thatís great Scott! Congrats to your pops!!!

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Old 10-01-2022, 01:13 PM   #14
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:15 PM   #15
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That’s great
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:18 PM   #16
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Congrats and much respect for him still getting it done!!
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:19 PM   #17
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:21 PM   #18
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That's so cool. I hope I'm still hunting when I'm 81.
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:23 PM   #19
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Atta boy Dad!
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:24 PM   #20
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Congrats! Awesome opener
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:26 PM   #21
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That's awesome, congratulations!
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:33 PM   #22
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Congratulations to both of you and thanks for sharing.


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Old 10-01-2022, 01:34 PM   #23
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Good job
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:36 PM   #24
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Congratulations to your dad!
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:37 PM   #25
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What a great time for you and him. Congrats!
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:48 PM   #26
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That's awesome.
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:52 PM   #27
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That made my day!
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:52 PM   #28
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Fantastic. Congrats
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:54 PM   #29
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Good stuff right there !!!!!!


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Old 10-01-2022, 02:04 PM   #30
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Man that is just awesome!
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:05 PM   #31
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Old hunters rule!
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:05 PM   #32
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Great stuff!


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Old 10-01-2022, 02:09 PM   #33
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That's awesome!
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:10 PM   #34
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Greatness on soooo many levels!!!!

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Old 10-01-2022, 02:13 PM   #35
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Congrats to your dad
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:14 PM   #36
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Awesome


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Old 10-01-2022, 02:16 PM   #37
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That’s what it’s all about right there! Congratulations
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:16 PM   #38
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:26 PM   #39
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Outstanding...congrats to Dad!!
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:27 PM   #40
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He looks like he could kill a few more
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:33 PM   #41
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pure greatness!!
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:44 PM   #42
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Well done! Congrats to you both and thanks for sharing a hunt that neither of you will ever forget.
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:47 PM   #43
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Heck yea. Congrats
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:54 PM   #44
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Great Father and son time there, nice buck too.

Enjoy the time hunting with your Dad!!!
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:57 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by gtsticker View Post
I got my dad set up in his bow blind this morning. He is 81 and had to walk to stand with a cane. I had a shooting rest set up with the crossbow on it and after about 15 minutes of adjustments he was settled. I have been feeding protein all year at his stand which is 50 yards from the house. He had a big 8 coming in alongside several other bucks. Well when the big buck came in he got excited and couldnít find the safety. Some other bucks spooked and everything left. Then one of the other bucks came back behind the feeder and he let one rip. He said the deer was 35 yards or so. The buck ran a semi circle and. Then was walking slowly with its head down. Before it made it out of sight he said he thought it stumbled. We was very flustered when he called me. I told him we would wait a couple hours and put my dog on the trail. Well I went to track the buck and it was 5 ft from where he last saw it. I called him and let him know. This may may be the last deer he ever gets to kill but it was great to see that he still got excited after 70 years of hunting.



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Nice deer...congratulations to your Dad!
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:57 PM   #46
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Great legacy! Congratulations
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Old 10-01-2022, 03:06 PM   #47
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That’s the good stuff!
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Old 10-01-2022, 03:34 PM   #48
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Awesome OP!
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Old 10-01-2022, 03:37 PM   #49
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Awesome buck!
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Old 10-01-2022, 03:37 PM   #50
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Beautiful buck and great pic of Dad!
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