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Old 11-29-2021, 05:01 AM
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My grandson connected on his first buck at 7:10 this morning. A nice little 8 pt. He couldn't be any happier if it was a new world record. And the best part is he dropped it 20 yards from an old logging road where I was able to drive my 4x4 pickup right up to it (a couple tight squeezes though)
I forgot to mention that after he radioed me to tell me he got one and I got to him and congratulated him I gave him a punch in the arm (lightly) and gave him heck for waking me up with his shot! LOL
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:04 AM
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Easy drags are the best drags!!

Nice little buck too.

What'd he shoot it with??

-Jake
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:14 AM
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Savage 110 in 7-08 loaded with Hornady 154 gr Interlock SPBT bullets. Dropped him right where he stood. Field dressing showed the bullet blew off about 1/3 of the heart. I guess all that practicing paid off
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:33 AM
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congrats to him, well done, and I also like an easy drag at times, sure make life easier!
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:57 AM
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EXCELLENT Bronko. If there's anything better than taking your kids hunting it's taking your grandkids hunting. Good deer & fine-looking boy.
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Congrats!!!
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Semisane View Post
EXCELLENT Bronko. If there's anything better than taking your kids hunting it's taking your grandkids hunting. Good deer & fine-looking boy.
Thanks Van. He's a great kid and an excellent baseball player.
After I congratulated him I punched him in the arm (lightly) and gave him heck for waking me up!
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:16 PM
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Congrats to your grandson's buck,
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:14 PM
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Congrats to the lad. Take some advice and make sure he keeps those antlers. My first deer was a little fork horn mulie when I was 9. My family always hunted meat and we left those antlers in the field when we boned him out. The next day my grandfather went back and got them and mounted them on a board for me. He told my father that I would never get another "first buck" and they they would mean something to me later in life.

Fast forward to today and I have now tagged 98 deer (whitetails, mulies and blacktails), many much bigger than that little mulie. I have also taken 25 elk, 17 pronghorn, 3 black bears, bighorn sheep, stone sheep, mountain goat, countless wild hogs and have been to Africa 5 times. I have taken 68 species of big game and do you know what holds the place of honor amongst all those trophies? That little mulie, whose antlers I still have on the wall mean more to me than any other I have taken since. That buck your grandson took will have huge importance down the road. Trust me on that one.
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Congrats Bronko to both you and your Grandson. That is a very nice first buck.
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