Those are some great deer! It is always good to see the young ones getting into the sport and having success. I would not have minded coming across your nephews buck during muzzle loader season... great buck! Of course I would not have minded coming across any of the deer that you have hanging on your walls during muzzle loader season either.
I love those smiling faces. If a picture is worth a thousand words, these pics are worth 10,000. I can feel the pride and sense of accomplishment on their faces. And let's not forget the deer. They are really nice, but I bet if they were spikes they would be just as happy.
Congratulations to the two young hunters! I'm sure they are pretty proud of their trophies and they should be! They have already harvested bigger deer in their young lives than I have in my not-as-young life!
I always love to read stories about hunting and see pictures of other's success but, there is always something special about seeing successful pictures of the young hunters and their trophies.
With all the other options young kids have these days to occupy their time, it seems like there are fewer and fewer that actually enjoy hunting.
Every time I take my boys out hunting, we always end up at some point with the following exchange.
"No problem Buddy, sure beats staying home playing video games, huh?"
Thanks for the great comments guys ! My daughter was very sad that she did not take a buck this year, but she was also happy that her tag was a second choice tag so she still had a PP. So next year we can still go back after the big bucks.
Those are some great looking bucks!! Congrats to the young guns!! I always enjoy seeing the smiles that those times and memories can bring in the field onnthe faces of our up and coming huinting future. They will be smiling for some time I bet. I caanot wait til I can get my know 5 year old out there and get him into some big game hunting.
A big congrats to your niece and nephew. both are great looking buck, its very nice to see younger hunters out there being sucessfull it will go a long way to keep them in our sport and keep hunting alive in our culture. Good on you on getting your kids and younger family members out there to enjoy the outdoors.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...