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Jordan's First Buck

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:07 am
by Smacko
On Sat. Jan 17th we took Jordan, a 15 year old from Mendenhall, MS. to Holmes County, MS. for a deer hunt. He was diagnosed in January 2008 with Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma. He has been in remission since Sept.

That morning started off in a 2 man stand overlooking a lane in some mature pines. Around 7 am Jordan tells me he sees a deer and about 20 yards from us is a yearling doe. We watch her as she crosses the lane and walks off. I told Jordan looks like it's going to be a good morning. Around 9 am I see a deer coming down a hill towards us and tell Jordan that it's a good size doe. He gets ready but as the deer gets closer I thought I saw some spikes coming from it's head. Sure enough when it steps in the lane, it's a spike and Jordan decides to pass on this deer. He was shaking so much I thought I was going to fall out of the tree. We did not see anymore deer that morning so we went back to camp.

After warming up and eating and a little nap we went out to West Wynne Farms and got in the "Shooting House" that Mr. Wynne has on his pond dam. We weren't in there 10 minutes and the first deer appears and it's a small doe. We end up seeing 9 deer, 2 bucks and 7 does. Well since Jordan had never harvested a buck we decided we would watch the biggest buck in the field (a 3 point) , the other was a spike. If no larger buck would show it's self we would take the 3 point.
We at 5:07 pm we decided it was time and Jordan shot the buck and it jumped about 5 feet in the air. I told Jordan to shoot again and he did and knocked it down. Congrads on your first buck Jordan. Here's a few pictures.

Sitting in the "Shooting House"
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Jordan's first Buck

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Thank you all for your support and prayers. Our next hunt is a hog hunt Feb. 21st. in Texas.

Re: Another "A Hunt Above" Hunt

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:21 am
by RoadRanger
That is a wonderful thing you guys have going there.. Congrats on the buck!!!

Re: Another "A Hunt Above" Hunt

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:47 am
by gtk
Congrats Jordon !!


Smacko, what kind of "shooting house" is that? Does it have central heat/air ? Stove? TV ? :)

Re: Another "A Hunt Above" Hunt

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:52 pm
by Smacko
gtk wrote:

Smacko, what kind of "shooting house" is that? Does it have central heat/air ? Stove? TV ? :)



Yes all the above....plus satellite...and a bathroom with running water...

Re: Another "A Hunt Above" Hunt

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:59 pm
by Smacko
Here's some pics of the "Shooting House"

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Re: Another "A Hunt Above" Hunt

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:54 pm
by Rajun cajun
Congrats on a fine hunt and fine work Brother!

NIce deer and a happy young man!

Glad to hear he too is in remission!

GOD is good!

Re: Another "A Hunt Above" Hunt

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:58 pm
by jalbrsn
Congrats Jordon

Re: Another "A Hunt Above" Hunt

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:04 pm
by nubbs
I really enjoy reading these! I just got back from hunting in Holmes county myself and man I sure didn't hunt out of anything like that.

Re: Another "A Hunt Above" Hunt

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:41 pm
by iveygun3
thanks for sharing the story. its a wonderful thing yall do for these kids.

Re: Another "A Hunt Above" Hunt

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:07 am
by Surveyorshawn
Awesome!!!! Keep it up!! Got to renovate my shooting houses, btw! lol

Re: Another "A Hunt Above" Hunt

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:33 am
by jv
Congrats to the young man on the nice deer.....thanks to all involved in the hunt to make it happen.....P/S love his luck cap