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Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby RoadRanger » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:09 pm

My son and I have been hard at it since Tuesday. It's been cold and today windy. Tuesday evening we watched a 2 year old 7 point, button head and a spike. Brayden really wanted that 7 point but he was just too young and great potential. I keep explaining that they get bigger but only if you let them grow. Well Wednesday morning it was proven.

We went to the plot he missed the giant in several weeks ago. Instantly saw deer. Button head and spike again at first then come 1130 of what was supposed to be an all day sit it happened!!

Looking down a 300 yard long plot a great 9 point, cruising for love walked in front of us IN BOW RANGE!! I couldn't do anything but point and hit the land owner that was hunting with us in the leg. Get your gun! At 30 yards the old buck just walked past. Grunts and whistles didn't stop him. By the time Brayden got on him he was just about gone. I had him in my sights just in case.

BOOM!! He fired, drilling the deer behind the ribs and into the heart. He ran maybe 40 yards and tipped over. The adrenaline hit us all at that moment. High fives and cheers filled that shoot house. No way that was supposed to have happened! I've never killed a deer that big and looking back I think I'm happier with the story having him make the shot. A day like many other days that will be with me forever.

Now off to the taxidermist because Brayden has had a spot on our living room wall picked out for his big buck since I started him hunting. Every hunt I feel us get closer making these memories. Step son or not he is a great kid and I couldn't ask for better.
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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby RoadRanger » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:16 pm

Here he isImageImageImage

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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby RoadRanger » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:20 pm

Forgot to mention that the monster Brayden missed in that plot was killed Tuesday evening, same spot we killed the following morning. What an incredible buck!! Hate we didn't get him but glad I was able put my hands on him at least. Image

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Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby triple_duece » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:08 pm

Holy smokes that’s a great buck. Congrats to you both!
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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby RoadRanger » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:34 pm

We have had four mature bucks fall in the weeks. One was a 22 inch wide drop tine, another big 8 and the two I posted. They have been on their feet no doubt
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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby missed mallards » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:44 pm

Yalls efforts are well rewarded!

Congrats heckuva a buck!


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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby jv » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:48 pm

Congratulations to Brayden that's a real nice buck :2TU:
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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby bigsteve » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:30 pm

Congrats good one

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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby LadyHunter » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:12 pm

Congratulations! Nothing like being on a hunt with a child when they connect!


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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby RoadRanger » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:35 pm

Update. Now I have connected with a buck of my own! A deer we call old one eye, because he is blind in one eye from a fight last year. He was in the wrong field was the problem on my end. Welp the guy watching him did not wanna shoot him but because he was 9+ years old and going down hill I called dibs. I climbed out of my stand and stalked up behind the shoothouse where my buddy was watching him. 200 yard shot dropped him. He was an old fighter with scars all over his body. Thankful for him and the memory
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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby RoadRanger » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:37 pm

Big 6 point but look close he has a crab claw on the end of the right sideImageImage

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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby flipper » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:40 pm

OHHHHH!!! RR, that is a gorgeous buck. You are such a super dad for this young man. What a great thing you are doing, taking him hunting, providing him with these memories he'll never forget (nor will you). Thank you for all you have done for him and I thank God for giving you such a beautiful heart. I wish I could get a buck like that, but my soul is warmed from reading your story. So happy for both of you!!!!!!
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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby flipper » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:41 pm

And that was a sure 'nuff good ol' boy you got too!!!! Congrats!!!
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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby RoadRanger » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:24 am

We hunt just inside Holmes County by about 3 miles from Yazoo County
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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby terry08 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:48 am

Way to go Ranger and Brayden.
You have already taught him patients, that if you want the big ones . You must let them mature, he has killed a buck that most can only dream about. Congratulations to both of you.

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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby Curlyjack » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:51 am

Congrats to both of you for harvesting two nice bucks.
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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby gtk » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:54 am

Tell Brayden congrats ! That is two VERY nice deer. !
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Re: Hunting in the frozen tundra

Postby dustygoodson » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:59 am

congrats to yall
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