That is a great first deer. I went 5 years when I got back into hunting before I saw horns. I couldn't tell you how many flatheads I saw, but it was alot. Patience does pay off, 6th year just as I was getting ready to leave the stand for a still hunt, out came a 9 pointer cruising the ridgeline. Now you have to improve on him next year.
I'll try to improve, i've been deer hunting 6-7 years before I got the chance to harvest this deer. I've gotten a few does over that period, but 1st time for horns. i am getting the head mounted, should be ready soon. i can not wait to get it back
Awsome looking buck...expecially for a first....I remember mine like it was yesterday...250 yds and I dropper her in her tracks..1 shot out of an old Savage Modle 99 in .300 Savage. She had an antler to top it off...a 2 pointer in the Velvet in the middle of October...Sorry about the poor pic...
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...