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Old 11-14-2022, 02:36 PM   #1
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I had just settled in on Sunday morning. I usually bow hunt from a tree stand but it was pretty dang cold and I decided Iíd bring the rifle and sit the morning hunt from the comfort of a box blind.

I get a text from my son Gus (14) at 6:21. Heís hunting from home because he had to leave the lease Saturday afternoon for work. He says ďthereís a buck at my feeder already but I canít see how big his his rack is yet.Ē I text back and ask if the buck is still there? 5 minutes later he texts me back ďHe walked away but but I just shot a bigger one! Iím shaking so bad!Ē

I immediately get another text from wife. ďYou need to come home right now. Gus shot a deer!Ē So I tell Gus to wait for me to track the deer and I head back to camp and make the hour drive back home.

Easiest tracking job on a bow shot Iíve ever done. He made a perfect quartering away heart/lung shot and the deer didnít go far. I couldnít be prouder. Heís been trying to get a buck with a gun for about 3 years now. He started bow hunting last year and got serious about it this year. Weíve spent many hunts together in a box blind and weíve had several opportunities for bucks that were borderline legal (AR) and I had to tell him no. He was pretty upset with me a couple of times but heís been very patient and it was worth the wait. He agrees. He did it all by himself.

Itís been a great season so far. Iím still on the hunt but 2 of my boys got their first bow bucks.

My wife put a little video together but I donít how to post it. Here are a few pics. Thanks.

Hereís the video. https://youtu.be/2UA7aRlAgvs








And hereís my oldest sonís buck from October. Mudman13




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Old 11-14-2022, 02:40 PM   #2
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Congrats to Gus and his big brother as well !
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Old 11-14-2022, 02:43 PM   #3
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Man that is just too cool! Love it.
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Old 11-14-2022, 02:46 PM   #4
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Congrats to your son! All that hard work has paid off
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Old 11-14-2022, 03:10 PM   #5
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Thatís awesome! Congrats young man
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Old 11-14-2022, 03:12 PM   #6
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Both are very nice!
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Old 11-14-2022, 03:13 PM   #7
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Great bucks!! Well done getting your sons in the woods, and carrying on a hunting heritage!
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Old 11-14-2022, 03:13 PM   #8
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Congrats Gus! Congrats Dad!
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Old 11-14-2022, 03:14 PM   #9
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Congrats MudMan, missed that one the first time!
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Old 11-14-2022, 03:18 PM   #10
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Video link added. Thanks!


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Old 11-14-2022, 03:27 PM   #11
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Congrats to Gus! Way to go Young Man!!
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Old 11-14-2022, 03:34 PM   #12
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Nicely done fellas!!

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Old 11-14-2022, 03:34 PM   #13
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So awesome!!! Congratulations Gus!!
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Old 11-14-2022, 03:36 PM   #14
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heck yeah, awesome
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Old 11-14-2022, 03:37 PM   #15
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Congratulations dad and both boys. Living the best life!
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Old 11-14-2022, 03:39 PM   #16
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Right on!
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Old 11-14-2022, 03:41 PM   #17
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Congrats! Great job Dad
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Old 11-14-2022, 03:42 PM   #18
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Well done
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Old 11-14-2022, 03:53 PM   #19
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Congrats to Gus and Aiden. Miles you are up.


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Old 11-14-2022, 03:54 PM   #20
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That is so badazz Bryan. Congratulations to Gus. Great job with them boys and a great write up

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Old 11-14-2022, 03:58 PM   #21
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Congrats to Gus. Great shot!!!
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Old 11-14-2022, 04:07 PM   #22
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Fine, fine story right there! Congratulations to the boys!! Congratulations to their "guide" too!! You raisin' 'em up right sir!! Great bucks for 2 great young men!!
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Old 11-14-2022, 04:07 PM   #23
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Awesome! Congrats


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Old 11-14-2022, 04:11 PM   #24
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He absolutely drilled him. Congrats to the whole family!

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Old 11-14-2022, 04:19 PM   #25
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Way to go Gus on a nice buck and shot!
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Old 11-14-2022, 04:22 PM   #26
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Congrats to Gus and Aiden. Miles you are up.


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Heís more of a fisherman and a bird hunter. But I feel like heís starting to become interested. Maybe.


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Old 11-14-2022, 04:26 PM   #27
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Bet it wont be his last. Good job ysll,congratulations!

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Old 11-14-2022, 04:34 PM   #28
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Congrats to the boys! Nice bucks
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Old 11-14-2022, 04:38 PM   #29
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Awesome!!!!!!

Big congrats to your sonís on the nice bow kills.
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Old 11-14-2022, 04:39 PM   #30
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Good stuff! Congrats!
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Old 11-14-2022, 04:41 PM   #31
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Congrats!
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Old 11-14-2022, 04:42 PM   #32
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Congrats to all and great photos!
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Old 11-14-2022, 04:50 PM   #33
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Awesome, congrats!
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Old 11-14-2022, 04:53 PM   #34
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Great upbringing, great shot & awesome coverage!

Congrats all around!
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Old 11-14-2022, 05:10 PM   #35
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boys, thats oustanding!

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Old 11-14-2022, 05:14 PM   #36
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You and the wife are WINNING!!!!!!! KONGRATs young men!
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Old 11-14-2022, 05:15 PM   #37
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Great shot young man! Congrats on a beautiful buck.
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Old 11-14-2022, 05:18 PM   #38
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Congrats!!!!

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Old 11-14-2022, 05:31 PM   #39
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Awesome!
Congrats to all.
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Old 11-14-2022, 05:35 PM   #40
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That is awesome for your son to do it on his own like that. Congratulations to him!

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Old 11-14-2022, 06:00 PM   #41
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Congratulations to both of them on 2 very nice bucks!!!

Go ahead and oil them guns up good….. cause they won’t get much use now!
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Old 11-14-2022, 06:12 PM   #42
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Outstanding work to your son! What a great story


Sierracharlie out....
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Old 11-14-2022, 08:54 PM   #43
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Congratulations to both of them on 2 very nice bucks!!!

Go ahead and oil them guns up goodÖ.. cause they wonít get much use now!

I wouldnít be mad!


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Old 11-14-2022, 09:30 PM   #44
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Congratulations to your sons. Great deer.
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Old 11-14-2022, 10:12 PM   #45
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Awesome buck Gus and congrats to your older brother too!
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Old 11-14-2022, 10:25 PM   #46
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Good work, men!!!!


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Old 11-15-2022, 09:34 PM   #47
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Thanks everyone!


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Old 11-15-2022, 09:39 PM   #48
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Good stuff.
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Old 11-15-2022, 09:44 PM   #49
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Happy to see a very positive thread but at same time furious that OP hesitated posting it due to current climate on TBH with too many judgmental people saying another year etc. I miss the old days of TBH
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Old 11-15-2022, 11:41 PM   #50
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Man thatís awesome!!! Great job!!

I also want to say the pictures are awesome. I donít know how many I see with the deers tongue hanging out. I feel like pictures with the tongue hanging out kinda ruin the picture.


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