20 year drought is over

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[SIZE=medium]So my father has not shot a deer in 20 years. He has had many opportunities in the last few years but for one reason or another, he has not pulled the trigger on one. This year my father decided he was getting too old to wait any longer and cashed in all 12 of his points for an X9A tag. Dad is 77 and he's afraid this might be one of his last years hunting deer. I sure hope it’s not. [/SIZE]


[SIZE=medium]I decided to take some time off of work and go with dad to be his spotter and drag his deer out if he was successful. Dad did not care weather or he got a monster, he just wanted to be successful and put some meat in the freezer. On the morning of the first day of hunting, we went to an area where he had seen a forkie on one of his recent scouting trips, but we did not find him. We saw 30+ doe and a spike but no legal deer. [/SIZE]


[SIZE=medium]That afternoon we went to another area where some local guys had told us about. Thank god for those guy. Shortly after getting to the area we see a heard of about 10 doe and 2 spikes. As we watch the herd come out of a draw one after another, I see a nice legal buck. Dad initially had trouble finding the buck in his binoculars but when he finally saw it he got excited. I hand Dad his shooting stick and he sets up for a shot. When we first saw the buck it was about 160 yards out. Dad sets up and is about to take his shot when a doe gets in the way, blocking his shot. The buck is still walking and getting close to the edge of a ridge and I start to think my Dads curse is going to continue and the buck was going to go over the ridge and he would not have a shot. The deer is now about 200 yards out when the doe clears the shot picture. I'm watching anxiously though my binoculars when I hear the shot ring out. It was like watching a hunting show. I see the deer raise up, stumble a short distance and drop. Excitement from both out us rings out in cheer as we hi five each other. This is the first time I have been with my father when he has shot a deer (that’s how long it’s been); I was in the military when he got his last deer. I have to say this was one of the greatest moments I have had while hunting. It was like when my son when he killed his first rabbit. I was a proud son and my Dad was SO happy. [/SIZE]

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Sure hope he has more deer hunts in his future.
 

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awesome!! I'm glad you shared this moment with him, great memories for sure
 

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Hell yeah! Now that's a cool story with a happy ending. Must have felt really good to be there.

Nice buck!
 

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Nice buck for dad. Congrats!
 

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WAY TO LAY THE WOOD POPS!! IM THINKING POPS HAS PLENTY LEFT IN HIM DUDE..NICE WORK :smiley_10sign:
 

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Congrats to you and your dad! Thats a great story and memories to last a lifetime !
 

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I get along with Younger because he is like my dad.Starting 8 years ago my dad says "Son this might be my last chance at a buck".It works every time.
At least my dad asks..............................
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That's a great story. I know how it is to hunt with my dad and all the memories we have over the years. You will never forget it.
 

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Any day hunting with dad is an awesome day! And to top it off with a buck! Cant beat that! :beer-toast:
 

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That's a great story.Congrats to you both . Never take a second hunting with you dad for granted. My dad hunted with me till he was 86. I miss him more every season.
 
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