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Old 01-04-2021, 03:34 PM   #1
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My dad has worked for over 40 years in the same school district, he finally hung it up in August. I really had no clue what to get him, finally my wife suggested how about a hunt. My dad has always hunted but never really spent any of his own money, our family has places to hunt and my dad even has a small place in Leon Co but truthfully he just enjoys watching. But at the same time I know he would love a nice big WT. Once the wheels started rolling I made a few calls and within 15min my dads hunt was scheduled, funny thing the ranch is actually owned by one of my dads former players, he was beyond excited to host my dad and gave me a sweet deal.
So about a month ago me and my dad head out to Mountain Home, we meet my dads former player/student who is now very successful and super generous to my dad, I listened to them tell stories and realize how great my dad was at his job. We had the whole ranch to ourselves and he basically told my dad whatever you want you can take, the first sit my dad literally just watched in awe as we saw every animal under the sun. Once my dad saw everything he simply said I just want a old buck with some character, without going on my dad got exactly what he wanted, he was thrilled and after 40 plus years of service I think it was well worth it.
The buck scored 150 1/4 and weighed 217.





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Old 01-04-2021, 03:37 PM   #2
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Awesome!!
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:37 PM   #3
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Awesome. Just awesome.
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:37 PM   #4
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That's awesome congratulations to your Pops.
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:40 PM   #5
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WTG David! Awesome memories for both of you.
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:41 PM   #6
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Awesome memories!!! Great buck too.
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:41 PM   #7
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That’s pretty dang awesome
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:43 PM   #8
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Thank you all very much, he has shown anyone who will look what he got. It was so cool to see him so relaxed and happy.
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:43 PM   #9
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I hope my son loves me this much.
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:45 PM   #10
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That’s a gnarly old buck. Super cool for you and your dad! Congrats to you both
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:46 PM   #11
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:47 PM   #12
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Nice!
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:48 PM   #13
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That is a toad, congratulations!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:52 PM   #14
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Awesome, just awesome. Your dad deserved this special day with you and he raised his son right. Great heartwarming story. Made my day. Thank you.
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:52 PM   #15
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That’s awesome, congrats and happy retirement to your dad
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:53 PM   #16
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Very cool story and congrats to your dad. You never know what the seeds you sow will turn into. Obviously your dad didn’t do what he did expecting anything in return, but it’s cool that you were able to get it hooked up like that.

30 years ago my dad offered to take a young man hunting that had never been hunting before. The guy loved it and has always been thankful for my dad taking the time to bring him along. That guy is now a VP at a large company and offers for us to come shoot axis on their ranch all the time.
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:53 PM   #17
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Great buck and really cool that one of his students was able to return the favor for some of his guidance!
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:54 PM   #18
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Awesome! Congrats to your Dad.
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:55 PM   #19
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Congrats!
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:57 PM   #20
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Awesome story
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:57 PM   #21
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Congrats on a nice buck.
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:58 PM   #22
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Awesome gift!!! You are a good son. Good job Pops.
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:01 PM   #23
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Awesome!! Good job!
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:05 PM   #24
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That's awesome. Educators touch a lot of lives. It's good to see this come back around for him.
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:05 PM   #25
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Really cool. Your dad defiantly got a old buck with some character. Glad he was able to get a nice one after many years of working hard.
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:06 PM   #26
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Nice buck!
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:06 PM   #27
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Congrats
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:08 PM   #28
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Super cool buck! Congrats to your dad!
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:14 PM   #29
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My dad has worked for over 40 years in the same school district, he finally hung it up in August. I really had no clue what to get him, finally my wife suggested how about a hunt. My dad has always hunted but never really spent any of his own money, our family has places to hunt and my dad even has a small place in Leon Co but truthfully he just enjoys watching. But at the same time I know he would love a nice big WT. Once the wheels started rolling I made a few calls and within 15min my dads hunt was scheduled, funny thing the ranch is actually owned by one of my dads former players, he was beyond excited to host my dad and gave me a sweet deal.
So about a month ago me and my dad head out to Mountain Home, we meet my dads former player/student who is now very successful and super generous to my dad, I listened to them tell stories and realize how great my dad was at his job. We had the whole ranch to ourselves and he basically told my dad whatever you want you can take, the first sit my dad literally just watched in awe as we saw every animal under the sun. Once my dad saw everything he simply said I just want a old buck with some character, without going on my dad got exactly what he wanted, he was thrilled and after 40 plus years of service I think it was well worth it.
The buck scored 150 1/4 and weighed 217.





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Holy Bull. What Buck. Congrats Pops


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Old 01-04-2021, 04:15 PM   #30
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I hope my son loves me this much.



Iím sending my kids a link to this thread!


Congrats to your dad, and big props to you.
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:27 PM   #31
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Appreciate all the kind words, what’s crazy is I think he misses working.
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:29 PM   #32
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Wow! Very nice.
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:30 PM   #33
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That's amazing! Congrats to you and your dad!
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:31 PM   #34
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Very nice! Congrats to your dad!

I'll share this with my grandson...
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:36 PM   #35
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Very cool buck,and sounded like a good time.Congratulations!
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:37 PM   #36
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Very nice buck. Congrats on your retirement.
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:38 PM   #37
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Great buck!
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:40 PM   #38
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Man, that’s awesome!
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:43 PM   #39
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Cool story. Congrats to your father.
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:52 PM   #40
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I'm sure it was well earned and well deserved...
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:55 PM   #41
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Congratulations!!Great buck
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:55 PM   #42
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Huge congrats to your Dad, he deserved it!! And props for you for putting together an awesome experience.
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:57 PM   #43
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Congrats to your dad !
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Old 01-04-2021, 05:06 PM   #44
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Congratulations to your dad! As a coach myself this is even more touching. I canít think of a much better way to get to start retirement than by getting to take a big ol buck with my son, and to top it off doing it through one of my former players. Great story all the way around.

That is a incredible thing for you to do for your dad. Im sure he is proud of his buck, and even more proud of you. I hope I can do something for my father like that when he retires.


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Old 01-04-2021, 05:14 PM   #45
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That's a great story! Congrats to your dad!
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Old 01-04-2021, 05:23 PM   #46
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Man, that is so cool! Great story and an awesome buck! Your dad looks too young to be retired!
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Old 01-04-2021, 05:30 PM   #47
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Great story and it makes me happy for your dad as I can tell he certainly deserves it and I get the sense he is a humble man. Congrats to everyone involved and especially to your dad on getting an awesome buck.
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Old 01-04-2021, 05:31 PM   #48
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Nice..............
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Old 01-04-2021, 05:35 PM   #49
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Very Cool!!!
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Old 01-04-2021, 05:36 PM   #50
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very cool, tell him congrats on retirement and the buck
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