YOUTH HUNTER GETS FIRST DEER WITH DAD
A great hunting story from Deer and Deer Hunting!
“Oct. 17–30 we were having a cold front move in with some mornings in the low 30s. On Oct. 20, Sam texted me a trail cam pic of a nice 8-point walking at sunset. On Friday he sent me a pic of two bucks fighting inside 20 yards of the popup blind. So he had me call him later that day and said we really need to try and go. I hadn’t really been watching the trail cams because we had a trespasser last week and neighboring dogs almost daily. He asked me to put corn out as well which peaked my interest because that means deer are walking. So I checked a couple cameras and saw a couple bucks patterning every 6 hours. The problem was my wife Jennifer was leaving for Ft. Lauderdale on Monday, and I wanted to spend as much time with her and her with the boys.
Friday we went to dinner with Uncle Kevin and he wanted me to play golf Saturday, which I declined. Told him we weren’t doing anything but I told Camden, my oldest son, to wake me up before 5:30 if he was awake and I would check cameras to make sure nothing walked within the past 2 hours or so. Well, 5:32 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, Camden woke me up and told me to check cameras. I got up, went to the bathroom and splashed some water on my face. We had maybe one picture from the entire night. I woke Jennifer up and told her Camden woke me up to hunt, and she was adamant we need to go. We brushed our teeth and went downstairs to get dressed.