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Old 11-07-2018, 11:34 PM   #1
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In 2005, I was on top of the world after seeing the sonogram of our first child. They said they could see balls. What I saw was a kid that was going to be a natural. I immediately posted it up here on TBH. Those who have been around here for a while have literally watched Nathan grow up.

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The next 13 years have seemed like a blur. In that time, we have spent hundreds and hundreds of hours together in deer blinds, dove fields, stock tanks, bays, off shore, and the principalís office. Heís caught 40+ inch redfish, killed multiple limits of doves starting at 8, shot 23 deer with a rifle (several dandies), a nubbiní with is bow last year, and now a bow buck.

It may be hard to believe, but I never once pushed him towards the bow. I had enjoyed trading my bow for our years in heated box blinds with captain chairs! However, heís been around so many hardcore bow hunting knuckleheads (you know who you are) his whole life, that heís eaten up with it.

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Last year was tough on him with his bow. He lost a few we wish we could have back.

Weíre blessed to have room to hunt at our house and as the season started, thatís all he wants to do Ė weekends and after school. With everything else going on, thereís no way I can sit in a blind every day. I told him he could hunt on his own as long as he filmed it and got the shot on video. Over the last month Iíve had to hear how hard it is to work a camera alone and get drawn on a deer. ďCry me a river, Little Man. Iíve been doing it for 20 years.Ē

Last Thursday while he should have been helping me get packed up for the weekend lease trip, he went to the blind and it all came together for him with a young buck. I have a still pic from the video below. He ended up spining him, which we know makes for a less than steller video. On top of that, I no longer have the knowledge to edit videos like I used to with a hi-8 camera and firewire card.

I'm proud of this young man!

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Old 11-07-2018, 11:37 PM   #2
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That's awesome! Great write up...you have a lot to be proud of, sir well done on raising a young man with drive
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:37 PM   #3
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congrats!!
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:48 PM   #4
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Congratulations to the young man. Heís already harvested more animals than 3/4ís of TBH.


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Old 11-08-2018, 12:00 AM   #5
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Great read right before bed. Brings back some of my best memories. You done an outstanding job with Nathan...a great outdoorsman and all around solid young man.

Congrats Nathan! Many more to come.

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Old 11-08-2018, 12:11 AM   #6
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:55 AM   #7
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Awesoeme!! Congrats to you both!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:20 AM   #8
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This is just Awesome.
Congratulations Nathan

It is crazy that he is 13, has been a fun ride watching so many kids grow up on this website. Great job
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:00 AM   #9
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Awesome
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:13 AM   #10
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That's awesome!! Not many kids get to grow up like that anymore. You're both blessed!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:28 AM   #11
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Congratulations to Nathan!! Thanks for sharing his story.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:29 AM   #12
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Waydago! Congrats young man
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:59 AM   #13
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Congrats to Nathan & to you.
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:59 AM   #14
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Thats what Im talking about !!! Congrats to the both of you. Nothing better than spending time hunting/fishing with your kids. Congrats again.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:05 AM   #15
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That's awesome congrats to you both! Can't wait for my daughter to get her first deer . Keep on making memories!

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Old 11-08-2018, 08:08 AM   #16
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Congrats to your son. 13 years fly by so fast. Great job dad.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:10 AM   #17
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Super cool, congrats!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:10 AM   #18
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That's great. Congrats to the young hunter and proud dad. I genuinely enjoyed the read
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:27 AM   #19
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Congrats! I think the story of the time he forgot his shoes and the pic to go along with it is still one of my favorites on TBH.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:37 AM   #20
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Good stuff! Congrats to Nathan!

Get that dude a new camera or at least a tripod for his phone. Sounds like heís gonna need one!
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:38 AM   #21
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Congratulations to the young man. Heís already harvested more animals than 3/4ís of TBH.


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Old 11-08-2018, 08:43 AM   #22
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Awesome, Itís in his blood! I bet he will be editing the videos for you before you know it.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:52 AM   #23
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Has been great seeing Nathan grow up! Congrats!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:57 AM   #24
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That’s awesome, congrats!
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:01 AM   #25
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Congrats to the young man and to you for providing such an awesome opportunity for him.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:10 AM   #26
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Way to go Nathan! I remember all of the ups and downs of last year. You sure earned that one!
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:11 AM   #27
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Congrats to Nathan on his bowkill buck.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:14 AM   #28
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Way to go Nathan!
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:54 AM   #29
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Congrats! I think the story of the time he forgot his shoes and the pic to go along with it is still one of my favorites on TBH.
LOL - hadn't thought of that in a long time. Realized halfway to the lease that he was barefooted and had no footwear. We stopped at Walmart in Pearsall. He wanted a pair of boots, I wanted to teach him a lesson on responsibility.

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Old 11-08-2018, 10:56 AM   #30
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Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:58 AM   #31
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Congrats to the young man.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:01 AM   #32
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Nice, Nathan has come a long way since his first dove hunt (please show that video again). Congrats on the boy for getting it done with his bow!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:12 AM   #33
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That's so funny about the shoes. Great deal on the deer. Time sure flies with those kids, mine was raised on the lake and at the lease now he is a sophomore at Texas
State and has only made the lease trip one weekend this year. Enjoy!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:12 AM   #34
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Awesome! Congrats on his first buck with a bow!
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:15 AM   #35
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Good stuff right there,, he's been busy!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:46 AM   #36
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So much greatness here!

Well done, men!
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:53 AM   #37
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Awesome
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:14 PM   #38
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Quite an impressive resume for a 13 yo!! Hilarious shoe story too. Big congrats!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:20 PM   #39
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Wow, they grow up so fast! Congratulations, Nathan, way to get it done!
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:29 PM   #40
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Where has the time gone? Stuff like this really makes me feel old Trey!


Congrats to Nathan on his first bow buck. People that don't self video do not understand what an accomplishment this is!!!!!


You are a GREAT Father to your kids. Thanks for bringing up the story about the shoes.....definitely an oldie but goodie!!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:49 PM   #41
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That shoe story is hilarious...

Nice job on the buck and great job raising your son.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:49 PM   #42
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Nice, Nathan has come a long way since his first dove hunt (please show that video again). Congrats on the boy for getting it done with his bow!!
Don't know which it was, there are two from back then.

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https://youtu.be/JjhWDkJz-18

And in case you're looking to burn time, here is his first attempt to track a deer.

https://youtu.be/dXRess0Z57k
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:58 PM   #43
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outstanding !!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:59 PM   #44
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Great write-up, Trey and congratulations to Nathan. He's ahead of his time as far as hunting prowess goes.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:13 PM   #45
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Congrats to you guys!!!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:17 PM   #46
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Awesomeness
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:52 PM   #47
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Good job Dad! Congrats Nathan!
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:16 PM   #48
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Congrats to Nathan. That is awesome for him.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:26 PM   #49
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Awesome! Congrats to you both!

And I remember that shoe story! Funny!!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:29 PM   #50
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Congrats to the both of you.
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