Funny you posted this treestand... I was just re-reading your post from last year on your buck. Congrats again!
Here's mine from that cold January afternoon when I was 12. I was able to hunt a buck this year, wasn't expecting to get one of course. I had several chances in rifle season, but we all live and learn from our mistakes. I surely did. I was granted another opportunity for a buck this day, and I got him at 25 yards with the T/C Renegade .54.
I got a doe in 2003 oe 2004, up in Sullivan County. To be honest, I would have completely forgot about that deer if this post was not brought up. But I was able to hunt 2 or 3 years now that I think about it, my first year, and one or two other years for does since I had a few doe tags.
My doe up in Sullivan County was at a buddies camp... that was a cold afternoon as well. She came out into a field and the shot was fuirthur than I like to take, but I had as steady of a rest as one would ever find in the crotch of a tree.
Here's my first buck, my one and only flintlock killed buck from when I was 12. My Dad was with me and was very proud. He cried a little afterwards and so did I as he remembered his first buck and was proud of me with mine.
The second pic has him in the black in the corner after the mount job.
nice buck nuge. i was reliving last season too thats why i posted this. last years buck was one of my smallest ever but i am more proud of that buck than any other that ive taken. i worked harder for that one than any other also.good luck the rest of the way.
It's funny you posted this, it really is. I forgot all about a wonderful season up in Sullivan County. I only shot so many does, but that one was one that definately slipped my mind. I might even have a picture of that in the scrapbook as well, up at the buddies camp.
I think this post will help many others like me relive their past and look back like I did... thanks so much for the opportunity!!! Good luck to you as well. Merry Christmas. Time for me to go eat some smoked ham and kielbasa