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Old 01-08-2015, 06:21 PM   #1
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Smile My first deer kill! Grayson County Buck Down!

Hey everyone I’ve been lurking in the background here for some time and have enjoyed reading the hunting reports and pictures, so I thought I would share my first deer kill. 

I’ve been a hunter for about 5 years and my time is usually spent hunting hogs and ducks because I don’t own a bow and have a hunting spot in an archery only county (Grayson). I’ve killed a fair amount of hogs on my place, but have always seen a bunch of deer and have joked with my deer hunting buddies about how deer keep eating my hog corn. During our dialogs about them I would show them some of the bucks that had been showing up on my cameras and they’ve always expressed that I’ve got some big deer at my place, so after 2yrs of watching them and getting some extraordinary bucks on camera I decided it was time to try and take one down. Since I don’t own a bow I ended up borrowing a buddy’s crossbow (Tenpoint) and on Sunday Jan 4th the good Lord blessed me with one of the biggest days of my life!

I had hunted 2 days straight (Fri & Sat) by myself in the rain, cold, and wind and during that time I must have prayed a thousand times for God to show me something special (With my life and for a great buck). During that time I saw over 15+ deer and let a large 7pt buck walk both days because I knew he just wasn’t the right one for me. Well on the last day of the season I was accompanied by a good friend who had been hunting for over 20 years (He was going to make sure I didn’t let that 7pt buck walk again). After climbing into to my two man tree stand at 6am he shared with me that if that 7pt point comes in again that I need to decide right now that I’m going to shoot it and my response was “Man, I just don’t know. I honestly think God’s got something big planned today”, so me and my buddy through up one of those game changer prayers and right then and there I knew Jesus had some special planned and all I have to say is he went Big! At about 8am this monster walked in behind some button bucks that we’re sparring a few minutes earlier and the cat and mouse of me getting a perfect shot took about 30 minutes, but when the time was right everything went perfect. I was so excited and my poor buddy almost fell out the tree stand because he was hyperventilating! It was my first ever deer kill, with a crossbow that I only test fired once, on a buck I’ve only seen on camera a few times in 3yrs, on a low fence farm, and on the last day of the hunting season. You just couldn’t make it more perfect.

Thanks again for letting me post these pictures and for allowing me to share a small part of the story that took place that day! Oh and that “Thwack” sound that comes when the arrow hits its target is one of the coolest sounds I’ve ever heard!




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Old 01-08-2015, 06:26 PM   #2
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Wow. Big time congrats on a bruiser!!
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:26 PM   #3
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Great story congrats
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:29 PM   #4
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Great job!
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:29 PM   #5
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Holy Cow! Great first deer! Great any deer!
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:29 PM   #6
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nice
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:31 PM   #7
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Good Lord that's a nice firs deer. Congrats and welcome brother.
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:33 PM   #8
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Congrats that is one heck of a deer!
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:35 PM   #9
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Wow your first deer is a deer of a lifetime for most people!!! Lots of points, lots of mass and a huge body.... Congrats on your trophy!!
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:37 PM   #10
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Did you go to Sherman HS?
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:40 PM   #11
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First one? Count your blessings....great buck!
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:41 PM   #12
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Congrats awesome deer thanks for sharing
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:43 PM   #13
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Congrats, he's amazing!
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:45 PM   #14
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nice deer
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:48 PM   #15
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great buck
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:51 PM   #16
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Did you go to Sherman HS?
Yes, I'm from the Sherman area.

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Old 01-08-2015, 06:52 PM   #17
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Dude that's a hoss!! Congrats!
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:52 PM   #18
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Great buck, congrats!
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:53 PM   #19
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Wow! Great deer. Do you have a forward facing pic of him?

Congrats!!
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:56 PM   #20
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Nice buck. Good job!
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:58 PM   #21
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Awesome first deer! Going to be a hard one to beat!

Any chance of leasing out the property next year to me and my little brother, we are very management minded and respectful to owners?

ha JKJK.... kind of...
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:00 PM   #22
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Great deer. Going to be hard to beat! Congrats.
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:17 PM   #23
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Nice buck! Congrats
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:19 PM   #24
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Great buck and congrats!
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:36 PM   #25
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Whoa! That's how you do it, congratulations!
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:41 PM   #26
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Well done sir
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:43 PM   #27
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We need more pictures lol. Awesome story bud, Big Congratulations too ya!
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:45 PM   #28
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Awesome. Congratulations
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:45 PM   #29
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X2 on the forward facing pics!
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:48 PM   #30
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Your ruined. Congrats on a awesome deer
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:51 PM   #31
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Awesome buck! Congrats to you man!
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:54 PM   #32
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All I have to say is......... I hate you! That just aint right....going out for two days and killing a giant like that for your first!! I hope you realize that you have killed a deer that is bigger than most hunters have seen....let alone killed.
Congrats on a great buck my man!!!!
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:55 PM   #33
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WOW!! Awesome buck!
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:57 PM   #34
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Have you had the deer scored?
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:59 PM   #35
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Congrats on the awesome buck! Thanks for sharing your adventure.
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:00 PM   #36
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Great buck. Congrats.
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:02 PM   #37
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Wow, awesome first buck. Congrats..........
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:02 PM   #38
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Excellent deer. Congrats.
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:18 PM   #39
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Great Deer Congrats
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:22 PM   #40
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That's a fantastic deer! Congrats
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:23 PM   #41
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Wow great deer! Congrats!
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:24 PM   #42
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Fabulous.
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:26 PM   #43
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Wow, nice buck!! Congrats
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:26 PM   #44
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That's a good buck congrats
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:38 PM   #45
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Great deer. Congrats!
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:39 PM   #46
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Nice buck. Quit now. Your ruined for life
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:48 PM   #47
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Congrats. A hell of a way to get started and Hooked on Bow Hunting
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:01 PM   #48
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Congrats
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:08 PM   #49
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All I have to say is......... I hate you! That just aint right....going out for two days and killing a giant like that for your first!! I hope you realize that you have killed a deer that is bigger than most hunters have seen....let alone killed.
Congrats on a great buck my man!!!!

i agree ^^^, except for the I hate you part...

congrats !!!!
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:10 PM   #50
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Great buck, congrats on your first and as others have stated your hooked now!
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