Yesterday evening my oldest took his baby brother out trying to get him his first buck. They saw plenty of deer but as my oldest said, out of 25 seen…22 caught their wind. I was out at a different property moving stands and setting a few DP’s and had been sitting in the truck watching a green field waiting for a call. It was getting dark so I decided to head on to the house. As I was going through the gate I got a call. Brennan said CJ wants to talk to you. CJ got on the phone and said guess what I just did? I held my breath as I muttered, what??? He said, I just shot my first buck and he’s a biggun!!
Thank God no LEO’s were out because I made it to the other property in record time. On the way I asked Brennan if I needed to stop at the house and get a “good” light? He replied, don’t think so. I saw blood through the optics and he high kicked at the shot. He said it was right at last light and I believe he made a heart shot.
When I got there they had pulled down to the stand in his truck and we just used our phone lights to find where he was standing at impact and a steady walk following blood to a cypress swamp. The buck made it all of 50 yards total after a 100 yard shot. What’s even better than a first buck? Taking that first buck with your very own rifle he had just gotten for his 7th birthday.
My son had pics of this buck since it was in velvet. He called it “Roman” because of its humped nose. The velvet pics were over 1000yds away from where the deer was killed.
We’re getting a Euro mount on a little pedestal so CJ can put it in his room.