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Old 09-29-2019, 07:18 PM   #1
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The heat was brutal Saturday afternoon in northern DeWitt County, but my son decided he wanted to go sit in the box blind and look for one of our target bucks we called Curly Joe. Despite the redneck AC going full blast, we were both dripping within minutes of getting in the blind.

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The feeder went off at 5 and right on cue, Curly Joe and his cronies were inside the feed pen a short time after the last kernel hit the dirt. Unfortunately the buck refused to sit still long enough for my son to get his crossbow settled on the sweet spot and after what seemed an eternity of trying to get on him, CJ was gone chasing some does that had ventured into the area. I was heart broken because I thought our hunt was over.

Thankfully, I was wrong. Roughly 30 minutes after disappearing. CJ made a 2nd, short lived appearance. He got into the feed pen and grabbed a few bits of corn, but guess he wasn't feeling it and meandered off into the brush without ever presenting a shot. Again, I went from excited to devastated. The disappointment was also obvious in my boys face.

By this time we were both done, drained emotionally with significant puddles under each of our chairs from sweating profusely. I sent a text to my wife at 6:42 telling her if we didn't see any more activity in the next 20 minutes that we would be heading back to camp. At 6:52, much to our surprise Curly Joe was gracing us for a third time. After the two previous practice runs earlier in the hunt, we had it down this time. My son got situated on his crossbow as I eased the window open. He squeezed the trigger and I watch his bolt disappear into the crease of his shoulder. Immediately I see blood flowing. Curly Joe jumped the fence and ran to our right. Just as he was rounding a corner and disappearing from sight I see him starting to lose his balance. I knew we had a short tracking job on our hand at this point.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:22 PM   #2
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Thatís awesome! Congratulations!


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Old 09-29-2019, 07:23 PM   #3
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:24 PM   #4
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Hell yea! That young man didn’t need no tracking dog lmfao
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:25 PM   #5
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Awesome, Congrats on a great buck young man!! Very nice!
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:26 PM   #6
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Greatness! That's what its all about there!
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:27 PM   #7
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That's a dandy! Congrats to the young man
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:31 PM   #8
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Nice buck good job little man!
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:31 PM   #9
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Was awesome being able to share the excitement with him this weekend. Congratulations again to Tiny Kitten!!!

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Old 09-29-2019, 07:34 PM   #10
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Greatness!
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:36 PM   #11
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Awesome congrats to you both, can’t wait till I take my little boy out for his first deer! He’s only 6 months but he’s already been dove hunting with me.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:36 PM   #12
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Congrats to both of ya!
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:44 PM   #13
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Congrats to the young man! Heck of a first buck!
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:44 PM   #14
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Waydago!! Great buck
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:45 PM   #15
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Perfect first buck! Congrats to the young man.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:47 PM   #16
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Awesome! Congrats to him and you too Dad.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:48 PM   #17
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Awesome write up and way to go! Truly an experience both of yall with never forget.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:53 PM   #18
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Congrats to him! Nice deer!
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:54 PM   #19
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Very nice! Congrats
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:09 PM   #20
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Congratulations to the both of you! Great memories for sure!
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:18 PM   #21
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Congrats to your son! Great buck!
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:21 PM   #22
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Very cool!
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:22 PM   #23
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AWESOME !!!!!!! Congrats to the both of you !!
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:22 PM   #24
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Greatness! Congrats!
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:47 PM   #25
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Definitely worth it ! Excellent shot placement too !
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:57 PM   #26
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Way to go WYATT!!! Couldnít be prouder for you!
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:05 PM   #27
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Awesome! Nice shot...
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:05 PM   #28
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Great shot, a wonderful moment for both of you!
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:08 PM   #29
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Congratulations to the young man.
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:08 PM   #30
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Good buck and Great memories
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:17 PM   #31
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awesome
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:17 PM   #32
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Congrats Wyatt!
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:22 PM   #33
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Congrats to the Young Hunter. Well Done and Great Buck
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:25 PM   #34
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:29 PM   #35
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Congratulation to the young man AND his guide!! It just don't get any better 'n that!! That's a fine buck!!
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:29 PM   #36
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Awesome first buck and story!!! ����
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:31 PM   #37
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Nice job. Congrats.
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:32 PM   #38
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Congrats, young man!
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:33 PM   #39
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Very cool. Congrats to the young man and to you
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:38 PM   #40
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Congrats to both of u.

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Old 09-29-2019, 09:38 PM   #41
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Nicely done! Congrats!
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:40 PM   #42
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Love seeing a kid getting it done
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:45 PM   #43
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Congratulations to both of you. Awesome experience.
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:47 PM   #44
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Well done!
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:48 PM   #45
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Congrats to your boy!
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:50 PM   #46
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Congrats to you both, great looking buck!
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:55 PM   #47
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Awesomeness


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Old 09-29-2019, 10:16 PM   #48
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Awesome first buck congratulations young man!
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Old 09-29-2019, 10:23 PM   #49
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Saweet! Congrats
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Old 09-29-2019, 10:28 PM   #50
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Awesome congrats
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