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Old 11-29-2021, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default Maisynís First Deer

This is one Iíll never forget!

Got to the lease just before the evening hunt Friday after thanksgiving with intentions of getting Maisyn her first deer. Didnít really have any expectations. Wasnít sure if we would shoot a doe, spike, pig or what just wanted to feel it out and see how things went. I just knew we would have plenty of shot opportunities. Not to mention up to this point she had not pulled the trigger on a high powered rifle yet. Our practice shots thus far had been with a .22, .17, & Gamo air rifle. I was confident with her target acquisition abilities utilizing a scope and the BOG death grip but was unsure of how she would handle a larger rifle. I took a risk and didnít even warn her that this was a larger rifle as I didnít want her scared of the recoil prior to the shot. Risky move Iíll admit, but it paid off. We borrowed my dads 6.5 for this hunt as I wanted a rifle with some knockdown power since we are in THICK STX brush but also something with lesser recoil. (I guess Iíll be jumping on the 6.5 bandwagon now)

After we corn the senderos and make all kinds of noise getting all 4 of us in the stand it wasnít long before 20-30 deer started to funnel out. With the rifle setup in the BOG death grip due South towards the main feed station we decided to pass on a spike at 40 yards. Meanwhile a 3-4 year old tall tight 9 point I had seen several times appeared at another feeder due West at 100 yards. I had no intentions of letting her shoot that far yet so never even thought about setting up on this deer until he started to B-Line straight towards us. Now if he walks out due South broadside we are already setup and I decide Iím gonna let her take the shot. If he walks out due North, Chinese fire drill it is. As luck would have it due North it is so Chinese fire drill it is. In my mind Iím thinking if itís meant to be it will happen. So after we all get situated the deer has now made his way to 40 yards and is broadside 2 steps from walking in the brush. I confirm sheís on his front shoulder, give him the ol MEHHHHHH to stop him and she drops the hammer.

My initial thoughts were she missed. Iíve watched lots of deer take a bullet to the shoulder and most all react with an immediate sign of being hit. I suspected a clean miss or a gut shot at best. Watched the video back and my thoughts remain the same. Oh the highs and lows of hunting that weíre all familiar with. Immediately, I begin second guessing my decision to not let her practice with this rifle. After about 30 mins just before dark I decide I should look for blood before I lose daylight not really having any expectations of finding any. Low and behold I find great blood immediately and knew we had a dead deer. A short 50 yard track following the perfect blood trail and the deer was recovered with the help of my lease buddy Andy. She had made nearly the perfect shot if you take into account the deer was quartering towards us more than I thought. By luck or accident the perfect shot it was, just in front of the front shoulder and exiting just behind the rear shoulder destroying all the vitals in between without destroying either shoulder from being consumable.

That smile says it all!



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Old 11-29-2021, 10:59 AM   #2
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Old 11-29-2021, 11:00 AM   #3
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Old 11-29-2021, 11:01 AM   #4
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Old 11-29-2021, 11:09 AM   #5
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Congratulations to the young lady!
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Old 11-29-2021, 11:15 AM   #6
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Great buck and priceless memories , congrats.
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Old 11-29-2021, 11:16 AM   #7
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Attagirl! Congrats to the hunter. Man, you should frame that pic of you holding her, recording her hunt. Thats a proud dad right there.
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Old 11-29-2021, 11:19 AM   #8
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Congrats young lady! I wish I could shoot one like that. =)
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Old 11-29-2021, 11:19 AM   #9
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Holy smokes. Way to go girl.
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Old 11-29-2021, 11:53 AM   #10
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Mark this in the top 10 post list of the season. Love it!!

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Old 11-29-2021, 12:02 PM   #11
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Congrats to Maisyn!! Great buck & A Big Thumbs up to you dad!! Memories for life!
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Old 11-29-2021, 12:21 PM   #12
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Congrats to Maisyn. Great job dad.
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:28 PM   #13
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Congrats to Maisyn! Beautiful first buck!
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:01 PM   #14
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I bet she never noticed the noise or recoil. Cool story
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:17 PM   #15
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Congrats !

How come all these kidsí first buck are so much bigger than my first buck ?
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:19 PM   #16
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Awesome, love it, congrats
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:19 PM   #17
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Good job, congrats!!!
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:26 PM   #18
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Awesome congrats
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Old 11-29-2021, 04:38 PM   #19
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Thank you all. I will be sure to show her all your nice comments!
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Old 11-29-2021, 04:43 PM   #20
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Waydago little lady!
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Old 11-29-2021, 04:55 PM   #21
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Thats great stuff. Congrats to the hunter and "guide".
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:01 PM   #22
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Congrats
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:02 PM   #23
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That's what it's all about and something she will remember her whole life. Congrats to hunter and dad!
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:04 PM   #24
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Awesome buck! You never forget your daughter's first deer.
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:06 PM   #25
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wow, that is just awesome.
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:36 PM   #26
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Good stuff. Big congrats to you both.
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:37 PM   #27
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Congrats young lady.
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Old 11-29-2021, 06:37 PM   #28
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That smile says it all! Congrats!
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Old 11-29-2021, 06:46 PM   #29
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What a great deer. Congratulations young lady.
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