Sons first bow kill

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  1. invasion36

    invasion36 6 pointer

    Aug 29, 2013
    Kenton Co
    Sorry for the lengthy post but here it goes. When my son ( left handed ), was 11 I bought him a bow. We started shooting but he could never group arrows and said he just wanted to gun hunt. Fast forward to this year, almost 16, and he decides he wants to start shooting again. This could not have come at a worse time for me and my wife financially. I didn’t have the extra cash to buy him a bow. My older son, who is right handed, allowed him to try and shoot his PSE. I was amazed at how determined he was and how well he shot right handed. A little shaky at first but continued to practice and got better and better. He brings out our 3D target and we start slinging arrows and get out to 30 yds and he did really well. I told him to keep practicing and maybe I could take him out.
    2 weeks ago I put him in a stand and I went and watched a green field not far away. Had a big doe come across field and head right toward him. Well, he took a 35 yd shot at her and hit her but gut shot her. We never found her. He was So upset.
    Tonite he went out with a friend who has been letting him hunt there property. I was not able to go. I texted him and said 20 yds or less. He called my phone and my wife answered and I knew he had shot one. I told my wife to let me talk!! Lol. I talked him through how to start tracking her. Sent me a pic of his arrow and said there was good blood and easy to follow.
    He field dressed her and got her home all by himself and did a pretty good job for his first without dad around. We deboned and got meat on ice. So proud of him. He has the fever and I said welcome to the club.

    Sorry for the long post but I’m am on cloud 9 right now and it’s 1:00 in the morning. Lol. I will post some pics when his friend sends them to me. Oh And his shot was 32 yds. Said he didn’t want me to get upset with him until he found her. Here is a pic of the doe. Shot was right on the mark.

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  2. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

    Aug 21, 2007
    the woods
    Congrats to your son! Fine hit on it also. I remember when my son got his first. I know what you mean by you're on cloud 9. Sounds like he will be hooked on bow hunting now.
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  3. hunter40502

    hunter40502 6 pointer

    Mar 5, 2014
    Bracken County
    Congrats!!! Nice shot young man!
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  4. bondhu

    bondhu 10 pointer

    Jul 3, 2015
    Battle Run
    Congrats !
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  5. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 10 pointer

    Aug 16, 2012
    Hog Town USA
    Congratulations to you both!
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  6. nateb440

    nateb440 8 pointer

    Nov 8, 2011
    That's awesome. Great story.
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  7. BubEastKY

    BubEastKY 6 pointer

    Sep 16, 2016
    Congrats to him, he's hooked for life now!!
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  8. Cornpile

    Cornpile 12 pointer

    Dec 1, 2006
    Kornfield County,KY
    Great hunt story and a young man to be proud of.Congrats young feller ,hope this first is one of many
    more to come
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  9. invasion36

    invasion36 6 pointer

    Aug 29, 2013
    Kenton Co
    The smile says it all.

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  10. Panther45

    Panther45 Spike

    Sep 25, 2013
    Great story! He has the fever and there is no getting over it.
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  11. nock

    nock 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2012
    butler co
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  12. Drahts

    Drahts 8 pointer

    Apr 7, 2015
    Congrats to the boy, very cool!
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  13. DePre

    DePre 6 pointer

    Sep 8, 2016
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  14. Chilly

    Chilly 10 pointer

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  15. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

    Nov 30, 2005
    Staffordsville, KY
    Congrats to both of you!!!
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