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Old 01-21-2020, 11:04 AM   #1
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We have been on a quest to get my 10 year old sons 1st deer for the past couple years. Between teaching him, weather and other various reasons it just hasn't worked out. Well last week my grandpa went down hill fast and suddenly left us. He is the reason I hunt and fish. He was a great old farmer, Korean war hero and a wonderful grandpa to me. The day after he passed away my son and I headed out to Elgin after he got home from school to give it a try again. Rain was coming and it was a very foggy afternoon. We get out of the truck and do our normal spray down pre hunt routine that includes our hunters prayer. At the end of our prayer I said "poppa I know you are up there. Come sit with us and help bring in Braydens 1st deer. Miss you and love you". After a couple tears from us we snuck into the blind. About 5:30 I saw a buck come across the field and close in about 600 yards quickly! Within minutes we had 4 deer at about 70 yards on corn. It took a bit but we finally got the 22-250 lined up. As I am talking him through the the shot I could hear his quivering breathing. I smiled and calmed him down as I took the rifle off of safety. He eased off the shot and the deer stumbled into the brush. We waited a bit and I climbed down to take a look. I looked under the brush where the deer ran and there he was! We approached the deer and celebrated. We both looked at each other and both felt poppa had his hand in on this moment. Now whether this was by coincidence or not.....it was still very cool and emotional. As we left the ranch gate the rain started to pour. It held off long enough for us to get everything done and get on the road.






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Old 01-21-2020, 11:11 AM   #2
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Congratulations and sorry for your loss. Nothing like experiencing your sons first deer
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:32 PM   #3
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Pretty dang awesome
Waydago little man.
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:36 PM   #4
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Congratulations to your son!
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:10 PM   #5
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Congrats to both of you! Well done. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:30 PM   #6
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Congrats to you and your son. So sorry for your loss. No doubt that your grandpa had a hand in this!
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:37 PM   #7
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Great story, congratulations to the little man!
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:47 PM   #8
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Outstanding story and congrats to the young hunter as well as you dad!


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Old 01-21-2020, 02:53 PM   #9
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That's what it's all about! Congrats!
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:54 PM   #10
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Good story! Congratulations to you both!
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:39 PM   #11
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Congratulations to you both!
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:54 PM   #12
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Good bull !!!!! Congrats to you and your son !!
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:57 PM   #13
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Congrats, and a great story too!
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:58 PM   #14
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Good Story and Congrats to your son.
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Old 01-21-2020, 05:13 PM   #15
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Congrats to you both!
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Old 01-21-2020, 05:20 PM   #16
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Great story and great first buck ,congrats!


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Old 01-21-2020, 06:45 PM   #17
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I like it a lot. Way to go young man.
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Old 01-21-2020, 06:47 PM   #18
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Very nice congratutions on a memorable hunt
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:59 PM   #19
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That’s awesome Stunt! Congrats to you and your son. I’m sorry to hear about your Abuelo. He definitely was with y’all to share the moment.
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Old 01-21-2020, 08:21 PM   #20
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That's awesome! I grew up spending summers with my grandparents in Elgin. They lived in town and had a farm about 10 miles NE of town. My grandfather took me out there all the time and we would hunt n fish together. He's been gone for many years now. Great memories you just brought back to me. Thanks and congrats on your sons buck. Sorry for your loss but it sounds like he's still right there with you. God is good like that.

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Old 01-21-2020, 09:34 PM   #21
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Congrats to your son. Terribly sorry to hear about your granddad.
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Old 01-22-2020, 12:35 PM   #22
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Thanks everyone. I let Brayden have first pick on what hudsons processes his deer into. Now we have 20 lbs of snack sticks coming with the rest being bacon wrapped chop steaks. Lol
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Old 01-22-2020, 12:41 PM   #23
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That's a great write up.Fantastic pics,and a big Congratulations to all three of ya.

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Old 01-22-2020, 12:42 PM   #24
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Thank you for sharing!
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