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AceJr scores again...

This year has been no walk in the park for my young hunter. This past spring we decided it was time for him to try hunting with a compound bow, after being successful the previous 3 years with the xbow. So I went out and bought him a Hoyt with all the bells and whistles.

He spent the summer shooting and shooting well. The season came and it was time to put the hard work to good use.

On the opening night, it was picture perfect...a little 9 point came right in and presented itself. After holding for a long time and having to let down...then redraw...he made a bad shot on the buck at 20 yards (shot over its back).

He moved on and hunted hard the rest of the first week. The first Friday night he was presented with a shot on a dandy 8 point, but unfortunately we could not get the buck to stop in a shooting lane and he got away without a shot.

This is when things got interesting.......my young fired up hunter stopped going out. It was literally week before I was able to get it out of him that he was not confident with his shooting after the first incident...fair enough. We've all been there done that. Im sure its that much harder on an 11 year old...so I understand.

This week...out comes the trusty xbow. #GameOver

This kid has shot a few nice bucks over the last 3 seasons, but Im not sure Ive ever seen him this fired up after a successful shot.

This picture is all the proof I need, that its not the size of the trophy that brings out the smile in a young hunter.

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-03-2014, 04:28 PM
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Congrats.

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Awesome job guys! Congrats
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Congrats.
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Congrats to the young hunter. Big bodied deer there.
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Congrats AceJr, nice buck!
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Congrats Ace Jr!!! Way to keep at it and keep your head up. Hunting can take you thru the lowest of lows and the highest of highs.

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