Thursday, October 1, 2009

So there I was, just finishing up the wedding shoot. I get a text.

"Just shot a nice 4 or 6 point"

Great! I thought. My sons first buck. I was happy I was done with the shoot. I went in the church, grabbed my camera gear, packed up the laptop.

Ding-dong.. "He's Down"

Off I went. I was in Reed City and headed to Barryton as fast as my POS Honda would go. It wasn't long and I got another text. It was the picture above. By the time I got there they had the deer closer to the house. I walked down to them and saw a young kid setting on the ground. Looked like he was about to pass out. Seams he has the same stomach his Dad has. HAHA. He loves to hunt, but hates the "cleaning". He was hunting with a friend of mine, Brian. It looked like He had called everyone from Barryton to do what they call "Party with the Buck". And Boy could that buck party!

It was great, Brians friends grabbed the deer, skinned it, quartered it and before it was in the car we had some fresh venison on the grille. Maybe a beer or two also! We sat around a camp fire and I listened to Will tell me how it all happened. No buck fever he claims. Yah right! But it sounds like he took the deer at about 230 yards and took a perfect shot. Deer went only about 2 yards and was done!

So now, he gets to set in the blind and watch Dad hunt! His only tag now is for 4 points or more on one side. In the area we hunt....that's not often. I am working on pictures I took. It was dark, camera had a hard time focusing (it had just took 600+ wedding pictures, it was tired). I'll work on them and see if I can make something out of them. Hate to think that a cell phone picture is all we have! But it is better than nothing at all.

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