1st buck! - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 2B
Posts: 2,021
Back To Top
1st buck!

The deadly accurate excalibur strikes again!! I finally got an evening to take my 9 year old son out. We were only in the double ladder stand literally 5 minutes (I was still range finding locations) and my son let me know there was a buck in front of us! It was a really nice 9 or 10 point at 75 yds. He scented our trail in and was spooked. He hung around a bit standing next to our entrance trail but was on major alert ... then was gone.

About an hour later I saw a doe in the thick brush next to us, then another on the other side of us. They came and went like ghosts b/c it was so think. Sure enough, he picked out another buck. "Dad, there's another buck in front of us"

I tried repeatedly to range find but only had seconds before he was lost in the brush. Finally got a lock on at 38yds. I told my boy to hold the second arrow (40 yd pin) right on the vitals. (He has been shooting great at 30 yds with a rest ... tight groups right on ... I was still a little hesitant though).

There was a branch in the way close to us. The deer was looking away so he moved over and sat on my lap. He set the forearm on the rest and scoped him. I took the safety off. I told him to make sure its perfect and touch off. He did and I heard a loud CRACK. I was sure it was a shoulder. He took off looking like he was hit hard.

We got down and went to the spot. Found a broken arrow, blood on both pieces with white hairs. I felt a little sick knowing it was probably low but still hoped for the best. We quietly slipped back home for a while. We returned 45 minutes later and started tracking. I tracked for about 30 yds and started feeling pretty good. I gave him the lead and backed off. I told him to look ahead once in a while to look for a body.

He trailed about 15 yds and said "Dad there he is"! There he was ... a 5 point with a bigger body that he was entitled to! We were both really excited. He hit in the upper leg then angled thru the front of chest, barely clipping the heart and piece of lungs. I went back and used te range finder from the spot he hit it and ranged the treestand ... 46 yds! The rangefinder must have locked onto something else originally. That was a pretty darn good shot all considered. I have killed many archery deer but have never even attempted a shot over 35 yds!

Great day!
WPA Hunter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 05:18 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chester County
Posts: 1,617
Back To Top
Re: 1st buck!

Awesome. Congrats to the both of you!
JetMaxx is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 05:24 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: butler co. 2d 1a camp 2g
Posts: 1,813
Back To Top
Re: 1st buck!

big cow down 80 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 07:14 PM
Sage
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Pa
Posts: 21,883
Back To Top
Re: 1st buck!

WAY COOL!

White House moves to ban shredded cheese...Wants to make America grate again.
SigPro2340 is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 09:36 PM
Senior Member
 
dpms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 18,527
Back To Top
Re: 1st buck!

Congrats.

I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!
dpms is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 09:40 PM
Sage
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: 2A, 2B
Posts: 21,381
Back To Top
Re: 1st buck!

Congrats to the young man!

The man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic. ~Roosevelt
Guest3 is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 10:17 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: 17543 (hunt 17758)
Posts: 1,126
Back To Top
Re: 1st buck!

Great story......and a memory that you both will have forever!
bobby2bears is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 10:30 PM
The Man
 
bigt557's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Fayette Co Pa
Posts: 8,117
Back To Top
Re: 1st buck!

Cograts
bigt557 is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 10:57 PM
RB
Sage
 
RB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Home 2F, Camp 2G & 2F
Posts: 28,459
Back To Top
Re: 1st buck!

Great Day indeed !!! CONGRATS!




"Only takes a second to change your season" Dad, 1980
RB is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 11:07 PM
The Man
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: somewere hunting or fishing
Posts: 8,449
Back To Top
Re: 1st buck!

congrats
turkey4life is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome