Youth Hunting Hunting Photos & Stories

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First Deer Part Two
Paul Roedersheimer

Two years ago I had the privilege of taking my son on his first deer hunt. We had a great time and he was able to harvest a great buck.

Two years later I had the privilege of leading my daughter out on her first hunt. We had an equally good time and once again it ended better than I could have ever hoped.

Emily's 1st Deer
Jeremy Swisher

Opening day for rifle season was approaching and I had plans to take my 15 year old daughter Emily.  Last time she went hunting was on a very cold day in Northern Maine as a 10 year old for youth day.  Never did get anything that day so we shot at some cans.  After that she hasn’t had any interest in hunting but still enjoyed the outdoors.  So on my birthday instead of spending a day for myself I spent it with my wife Angela and went shopping for camo clothes for Emily.  Ahhhhhhhhhhh.....

Thomas' First Deer

Thomas is my middle son.  He will be 24 years old this December.  I have written several stories with and including my youngest son, Nikolas, as he has been out hunting most with me but this one will focus only Thomas.

Antelope Spot & Stalk - Sam Strikes Twice

Wyoming has many great hunting opportunities for both residents and non-residents.  However, if it is a youth hunt you’re looking for then an antelope hunt is almost ideal. Wyoming has more antelope than any other Western state... by far. When hunting, it is common to spot and stalk antelope continuously the entire day. And since antelope are out in the open, there is little advantage to getting into the field too early. So sleeping until 7am and eating a good breakfast before heading out is the norm. Add all of these factors together and you have the makings for a great youth hunt!

Sam's First Whitetail Deer

It was the last hour, of the last day, of our first hunting trip to Nebraska.  It was so cold, it was hard not to shiver if you weren’t moving.  We had been crouched behind a thick cedar for about 10 minutes and the cold was really starting to sink in.  We’d heard a couple of shots from our hunting partners over the ridge and knew the deer would be coming right through the draw we were hunkered down in.  The anticipation was killing my 11 year old son.

My Big Brother David

I have two brothers – David is my older brother and Joel is my younger brother.  David is 5 years older than I and Joel is 5 years younger.  Dad and Mom planned their parenthood well based on their financial well being.  They bought new cars every five years too!  Hmmmm...

I'm Hunting Wabbits!

My Dad first introduced me to hunting when I was around 10 years old.  My very first firearm was my older brother’s used Daisy BB gun.  It was okay that it was used because it became MY BB gun.  It was the lever action type.  Dad would have me set up targets in the back of the garage and we would walk out just past the garage door and perform our sighting in and shooting practice. 

My Son Nikolas and His 1st Deer

There are many things in life to be proud of but for a hunter there is nothing more absolute on the proud scale than the moment when your child harvests their first deer.  I would like to share with you my recollection of the events that led to this proud moment of mine.

Hunter's First Archery Buck
Darrin Lawson

Well it always happens that way.   Get a plan together for the morning hunt with my 10 year old son.  Why do I always get up late and miss the darkness walking into the stand.

My First Deer

Most of us look back at our first big game kill fondly. It started a chain reaction of events that defined our lives and shaped our hopes and dreams giving us courage and helping us make new friends. Killing my first deer was exactly that for me. I started hunting at 12, as soon as legally possible. From my adult perspective, putting a shotgun in the hands of an unsupervised 12 year old is completely reckless, never would I consider allowing this to happen now, but they were different times.