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Old 12-26-2017, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Dad's First Buck In Almost 20 Years!

I am going to keep this as shorthand as I can, because I could definitely write a novel or two...
But I'd like to extend big congratulations to my Padre on harvesting this beautiful, mature 7 point! This deer may not be the biggest, but it's a very special one because it is my dad's first buck in almost 20 years!
My parents split up when I was 3 years old, and ever since then my dad had been a single parent raising both my little brother and myself. He began taking me hunting when I was 10 years old, I'm 25 now, and ever since then he always gave me the shooting opportunities. As I got older and began to hunt by myself he would pass on deer and would even tell me to sit in his spots if I wasn't seeing anything in order to try to give me the best chance at harvesting an animal. When I was in college, our time together in the woods decreased significantly due other activities that I had going on as well as dad working out of state on and off for the next several years. However, I am now blessed to be able to afford and be on an awesome lease in the hill country that I can take my dad to, with him being worry free of all the preparation duties that comes with getting ready for the season, where all he has to do is show up and hunt! I am so thankful to have a father who took the time and had the patience to take me hunting, and for sharing his passion for the outdoors with me that has become, more or less, an obsession! I hope that I can be half the father When I have children that he has been to my brother and I.
I didn't post a picture of dad's kill last year, but the first picture is from this year and the second picture is his blackbuck from last year! He's gotten it done both years that I've been on this lease, and we are getting ready to make it 3 years in a row next year!
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Old 12-26-2017, 10:49 PM   #2
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Congrats to your dad !!
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Old 12-26-2017, 10:51 PM   #3
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good write up and I cant wait to be in a place to take my dad and his two cousin that always let me tag on with then. Congrats to your dad
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Old 12-26-2017, 10:51 PM   #4
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Good stuff all around. Congrats to your dad and to you too.
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Old 12-26-2017, 10:54 PM   #5
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Way to go Dad!!


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Old 12-26-2017, 10:56 PM   #6
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Awesome.

Congratulations
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Old 12-26-2017, 10:59 PM   #7
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That's awesome!

Your dad sounds like a good man .


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Old 12-26-2017, 11:00 PM   #8
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Good on you for paying back ! And congrats to your Dad !
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:01 PM   #9
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Congratulations to you and your dad. I hope you and your dad have many more great hunts.
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:06 PM   #10
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Good stuff all around. Congrats to your dad and to you too.
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:23 PM   #11
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Awesome! Good times!

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Old 12-26-2017, 11:24 PM   #12
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Congrats sir
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:32 PM   #13
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Sounds like he really stepped up to the plate for you. So glad y'all can enjoy time together.
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:34 PM   #14
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Congrats to your dad...
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:48 PM   #15
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Best thing I have read in a long time...

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Old 12-27-2017, 04:55 AM   #16
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Congrats to both of You! Way to go!
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Old 12-27-2017, 05:11 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone! It's been nice being able to get out in the woods with my pops again!
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Old 12-27-2017, 05:18 AM   #18
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Great story and congrats to both of you.
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Old 12-27-2017, 05:47 AM   #19
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Very nice
Waydago!
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Old 12-27-2017, 07:07 AM   #20
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Awesome.

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Old 12-27-2017, 09:35 AM   #21
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Good man,right there.Congratulations!

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Old 12-27-2017, 09:48 AM   #22
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Awesome, congrats to both of you !!!
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:08 PM   #23
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Awesome, congrats to your dad
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:14 PM   #24
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Congrats to your dad and to you for seeing and appreciating all that was done for you in the past! Its what molded you into the man you are today. I too have the next couple of days to hunt with my dad and it be his 1st time to be on the rifle in 20+ years. I am finally on a lease of my own and get to bring him with. Hope to have some success!


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Old 12-27-2017, 02:26 PM   #25
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Congrats to you and your dad bro! He seems like a heck of a man the few times I’ve had the fortune of being around him. Here’s to many more years of hunting for you two.
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:44 PM   #26
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Congrats to BOTH of you! Memories made
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:52 PM   #27
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congrats
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:44 PM   #28
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Awesome
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:46 PM   #29
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Old 12-27-2017, 04:05 PM   #30
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Great memories for sure
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Old 12-27-2017, 04:16 PM   #31
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Congrats to both yall. Hope you have many more years in the woods


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Old 12-27-2017, 04:21 PM   #32
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Congrats to your pa!
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:43 PM   #33
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Congrats to your "DAD" and thanks for referring to him as YOUR DAD and NOT your "Ole' Man!" My DAD cured me for referring to him ONCE as Ole' Man....had 1 of my 3 son's that called me Ole' Man ONCE...cured his butt from it as well!!

You were raised right and my congrats once more to your DAD and YOU as a loving, respectful son!!
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Old 12-27-2017, 07:50 PM   #34
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Congrats to your Dad!
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Old 12-27-2017, 10:57 PM   #35
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He also shot a 10 point about an hour after shooting the 7, bit we never found it. I'm not sure how we didn't recover the deer because when we started on the track we found tons of blood and there was even a hunk of lung in one of the pools of blood, and then it just died out with us only finding a drop or two here and there. He was really bumped out because that would have been his biggest buck to date, but he kept his head up and was happy that we at least recovered on of the deer and had some more meat for the freezer.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:58 AM   #36
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