This is your 10 year olds 11th deer?
Yes this is his 11th deer, he killed his first 2 at 7 well both the boys killed 2 at 7. I don't remember how many they shot each year but they both shot 3 last year. They keepna list of their kills and can tell you how many of each species they have killed .We hunt it's what we do vacation is all during hunting season i get 3 weeks and I only have to work 14 days out of 28 to begain with. The rest is hunting time.
I have a family of 5 we homeschool and my wife stays home. She cooks every meal most from scrach and thinks the world will end if she does not have food on the table not only at meal time but also when anyone gets home and may not have eaten. Like if we have been out hunting or if I or my daughter have been at work.
Deer don't go very far maybe 30 to 35 meals for a mid size one. I do all our processing and the only things that are not used are the hide, head, and guts. Liver, and heart are saved. All bones, far silver skin and trim is saved and feed out to the dogs. We ear the heart and liver or it goes to the dogs if to shot up. Liver often is sliced and put in the dehydrator like jerky and saved for dog treats.
My family prefers deer to beef. Infact a few years back we went to a signature Steak place for my wife's birthday. Only my youngest went the other two had other things they were doing. When the waitresses asked him how he liked his steak his response was" its not as good as moms deer steaks but I will be back" that got a surprised look from her. Wow how red neck are these people I think her expression said,.
I. A Few years back we had 7 deer and I bought half a cow. We were out of meat by deer seasion. I also take then to hunt in KY some years during their youth seasons. This year we .also got drawn for youth refuge hunt on the old Jefferson proving grounds
We. Went back out and got there a little after 3Am. This glow bracelets are great you can see them hanging in the woods easily and they are cheep... we went to my last marker and another 10 yards there was the deer. Shot dead in the front shoulder no exiti noticed so no idea where the white hair came from unless I missed a small exit as the bullet ran out of steam. I will look closer in the morning I was in a hurry to get it gutted and washed out.
It must have been a sharper angle Than he realized it hit one lung Liver and cut the esophagus at the connection of the stomach. I don't think it made it 60 yards total. I don't think I have had to track any deer these boys have shot much farther. But I'm not used to seeing stomach contents on the ground and got nervous. Better save than sorry. If my head light had been charged better I would have seen the deer from where I stoped .
He was using an 8.5" braces pistol with suppressor and 110 gr v max. Should be about 2100fps and the slow speed makes that varmint bullet act more makes a controlled expansion round vs the 3000fps plus speed it would be shot at out of most rifle rounds. I put that combo together for him when he was 6 because he was recoil sensitive and with our silly cal restrictions on public land I figured it was the lowest recoil legal set up I could come up with. BUT buy the time season came in he was over the recoil and shot his first deer in KY youth seasion with suppressed 7mm08. Go figure. I keep it for when we hunt on public land and it works well for that. They also use a 357 handy rifle on public in Indiana.
So far they have shot deer with 357 mag carbine, 300 blackout, 243, 7mm-08 and x bows.
I don't normally bother taking a gun and haven't shot a Deer in years I enjoy taking the kids. It's just more fun taking and teaching others especially kids.
So I was right and my confidence in my kid was well founded. He picked his own spot and hit dead where he was intending just like he told me he shot it in the front shoulder. Sure enough he did, just miss judged the angel it was standing a little.
He was so proud of himself. It's the first time he hunted by himself and shot one.. He has been picking his own locations and methods since last year and doing very well. This was the first year I have not sat right beside him every hunt. But I'm never far away and he had our extra phone to let me know if he needed anything. He was sitting on the ground with Harris bi pod.