My son drake shot his first deer tuesday morning at 8:10 am. He dropped the 75 pound button buck with one shot at 80 yards with his new 7mm-08. We were hunting at my parans place in Mississippi, we thank him so much for giving us this opportunity and sharing this experience with us. He says he's ready for number two and we both can't wait.
I just wanted to see my picture come up when I posted a new report. Its been a while, nothing to catch or shoot.
I took the boys out to paran Al's house during the Mardi Gras holidays. My oldest boy drake was able to take a his first two squirrels with crack barrell 20 gauge that we borrowed. He now wants to use his chrismas and birthday money to get one of his own. Wont be long till they will be chasing them on their own.
Well its that time of year again,at least for me, deer season is over and the wait until next season begins. It seems that after every season there's a wish list of things that I just seem to need. This year its a double barrel twelve guage, and a browning lever action in 358 for the deep woods. Anyone else has that gotta have it feeling for new toys ? I guess I'll just keep on dreaming for now while I sit at the inlaws and browse the internet for the next new something that I need.
Does anyone know where to purchase shiners for sacalait around raceland/thibodaux ? I know that there was a family by the name of Parks in raceland that use to sell them but the number I have has been disconnected. If anyone has a clue please let me know.
In my years I have come to realize that deer hunting is not all about killing, its about the joy of nature and sharing time with friends and family in the outdoors. Yesterday (12/21/09) I was humbled by the sacrifice of a deer and the willingness of the Lord to share his blessings with me. I have shot a few deer and even a few nice wall hangers, but this hoss of a deer showed up at 200 yards and I made a lucky shot, dropping him in his tracks. He was shot in Wathall county Mississippi at my uncles place. (62 acres) Moments like these allow us to appreciate all that we have in life, family,friends,and the joy of being outdoors. I could not have dreamed of a deer like this showing up and me making the shot to complete the circle of life and death in the deer woods. I am gratefull to my father for waking me up all those cold winter mornings and dragging me into the woods. I am gratefull to my uncle who allowed me to share this experience with him. I am gratefull for my wife who will hopefully allow me to hang another on the wall, and I am gratefull for two wonderfull boys who shared in daddy's exitement when he got home. I do not know the score yet but any input would be appreciated. I know that he was 215 pounds with a 19 inch spread and 20 inch main beams. I do know that I am appreciative to have harvested a wonderfull animal like this and to share his meat with friends and family. This has been a great year for me, two does and this giant. If anyone has suggestions on how I can convince the wife that I need to go back hunting, please let me know, I do not know how I will convince her to allow me to go again next week.
After aquiring a camp at RR WMA about a year ago, we are starting to figure the place out. 15 squirrels and 1 hog were taken during a rainy three days. We saw several hogs, a few deer and a few turkeys. Those squirrels are tough to get with a .22. My dad and Shawn have figured out that they need to get a gps unit after being lost for several hours monday morning, thank god for cell phone reception and some great employees of Wildlife and Fisheries. I had a gps and didn't get lost, they didn't even bring their compass. I was able to beep the horn and get my dad out but he had the keys and I couldn't drive to where shawn was. Maybe we should stick together next time. All in all we had a great time and can't wait to go back.
old arrows, free, pvc pipe and duct tape $10, starting the boys off right, priceless. I can't wait for the season opener in 2015, the boys should be ready by then. These home made pvc bows kept them entertained for hours, I told them they could shoot my compound just as soon as they can pull it back, I am willing to bet that it will be sooner than I think
I shot this small 4 point last week . To me he seemed like a cull buck because of his odd rack (3 on one side and a cowhorn spike on the other). Is this a common trait or is it an oddity. Would you let this 1.5 year old deer grow up or would you take him out as a cull ?