Ended up finding a spot out at Doug Travis. We had one deer walk past at 7 am through some thick stuff and from where he was he couldn't see it. We hunted til 2 pm, then the long day and the excitement began to wear on him and he wanted to call it a day. We came home and he wanted to go with me down to my spot that he couldn't hunt, just to sit and watch. So, we head down there and low and behold that 10 comes out. That was the super charge he needed. The next morning back at Doug Travis he had a nice doe walk in and he took the shot. He pulled the shot off slightly, but hit her in the spine and dropped her in her tracks! The kid had a smile a mile wide and so far it hasn't disappeared. That doe was the greatest thing on earth to him! I was glad to see how excited he got about the doe and that he didn't get mad that he didn't get a buck. Showed me he isn't going to be a trophy hunter. Next year I will kill myself to put a buck in front of the kid. He put on his tough hunter face for the picture, ha ha. Anyone ever made a gun rack out of deer legs? I had the legs cut off and would like to make him something he can keep to remember his first deer. I was thinking maybe i could find a plaque shaped like Kentucky and mount the legs on it, anyone know where I can get a plaque like this?
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Vegetarian- Indian word for lousy hunter.