My 11 year old son made a request to hunt the last day of the season at our camp in Elk County (Four Corners). It turned into the best / most memorable time I have ever spent in the woods....and a day he'll never forget.
At 8:15 am we spotted this 3pt buck moving out of a thicket in a small gully about 60 yards away. He quickly set up for a shot and fired a single .30-30 round from a T/C Contender rifle. I saw the bullet impact the deer, and watched with great joy and excitement (I was literally trembling) as the buck....his very 1st.....staggered 20yds and fell dead. This is not only his first buck, but it is also the very first deer taken at camp since we bought the place in October of last year (he was sure to point that out to me).
There are a lot of special moments I have shared with my son, but this ranks really high on the charts. He and I will both cherish that time spent in the 10 degree temperature FOREVER! I am proud of him, both as a father, and a fellow hunter. I can't wait until next season!