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cmwr
09-16-2012, 08:07 AM
My son, Wyatt, shot his first deer yesterday during Iowas youth season. It was with a 20 guage slug but figured you guys would still appreciate it. We were sitting in seats in front of a small evergreen for breakup when a nice doe and 2 yearlings came by us at around 35 yards. The grass and stuff was tall enough that sitting at ground level he couldn't get a good shot cause the body of the big doe was covered. They scampered on past us into the trees and disappeared. About 15 minutes later they came back out and this time when presented a shot, Wyatt stood up and started shooting. It was like a war. I think he missed the first shot. But the deer couldn't see where the noise was coming from so they only ran like 30 feet then stopped and let him keep shooting. He hit her right in the right front shoulder and they all ran back into the woods. We didn't find any blood and he was sure it was because he missed her. I told him I knew he hit her and to calm down cause she fell twice trying to run away. It was obvious. But what wan't obvious to me was how vitally she was hit. It was a narrow strip of timber on the edge of a picked field so we spread out and just walked through there. About 100 yds into the strip we saw her struggling, but almost expired. By the time we got to her she had expired. The slug busted her shoulder and tore through her vitals. I figure she weighed about 150 lbs. She was an average doe. No monster but not a baby either. I am guessing considering Iowa deer, that she was maybe a 2nd year deer.

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typically8
09-16-2012, 02:07 PM
Congratulations. I dont know whats bigger the doe or his smile!!

Double S
09-16-2012, 02:20 PM
A big congrats to Wyatt on the Doe!.

elkslayer4x5
09-16-2012, 02:22 PM
Way ta go Wyatt!

cmwr
09-16-2012, 02:53 PM
After his first turkey hunt last spring which was a big goose egg, I was hoping and praying this deer season would be different for him. The difference was, I know about deer and how to successfully hunt them. I myself know squat about turkey so I am afraid last spring was a learning curve for both of us. And yea his smile was huge. He couldn't stop talking all the way home lol.

TEN RING
09-16-2012, 03:12 PM
thats great that will be something the two of you will never forget congratulations

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-16-2012, 05:38 PM
Love it with fathers bring there kids up hunting!! congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!








Hutch:cool:

mdodraw29
09-16-2012, 05:45 PM
Good job Wyatt...May this be the first of many successful hunts with dad.

SJunior
09-16-2012, 06:30 PM
Congrats Wyatt.

My 8 year old son killed a small buck yesterday afternoon for his first deer and used big brothers muzzleloader.

Ehunter
09-16-2012, 06:34 PM
Good job Wyatt. Congratulations on a great deer!

Chip
09-16-2012, 07:49 PM
Congrats to the young man, great to see father and son hunting memories in the making.

cmwr
09-17-2012, 05:00 AM
Definitely memories!

ElkSlayer
09-17-2012, 10:11 AM
good job dad way to hook the kid up..congrats to the both of you now who was smiling more you of the kid

cmwr
09-17-2012, 07:35 PM
good job dad way to hook the kid up..congrats to the both of you now who was smiling more you of the kid

Thats a good question.:cool:

ElkSlayer
09-18-2012, 09:33 AM
Ill bet dads was huge... how about it telll how proud you ARE still... I will be so happy when Ryan takes his 1st

elkslayer4x5
09-18-2012, 09:46 AM
Ill bet dads was huge... how about it telll how proud you ARE still... I will be so happy when Ryan takes his 1st

Yeah, me too! Was also pretty proud of the shot you made on George last year!

cmwr
09-20-2012, 07:13 PM
Ill bet dads was huge... how about it telll how proud you ARE still... I will be so happy when Ryan takes his 1st

Yes you are right. I am still very proud

ElkSlayer
09-21-2012, 10:23 AM
Enjoy it untill he bags his 2nd ..lol