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Greenhorn

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I spent about 15 minutes sitting on top of a haystack behind my dad's house my first season when I was 12.. whacked a doe...one shot open sights .243 The next year I had it in for a buck that lived back there. I had 2 years worth of his shed antlers. There were no haystacks that fall, so I took some alfalfa bales and stacked them up to make a little blind. Took me 3 days, but eventually the buck I wanted showed up and I got him. He's still my best whitetail to date 180 gross B&C.

Here is the big stud.. and my deer too.


 

ELKCHSR

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That is a very dandy deer Greenhorn. Washington State has alway's sucked for hunting, I think mine was around five or six. That was only because they slipped a late hunt on the deer from haveing to many of them in that area that year...... :D
 

DKO

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no wonder you dont hunt whitetails anymore Greenhorn!!!! Damn nice deer! for a little chit! anyway it was a little longer for me! my first deer was taken with a bow and ive been hooked ever since! i hunted unsuccessully for 2 years until i scored on an 80lb doe! that was 19 years ago! :D and pile of deer later ,im still most proud of my first little doe!
 

1_pointer

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I killed my first deer a doe the second day I ever hunted deer! The following year on the same exact day I took my first and best buck to date from the same stand!!
 

MarvB

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Took my first buck (a forky blacktail with only ONE horn) my first year but it was three years later till I got my next one.

Same with elk hunting- spike bull first year (spike only tag) and then took three years before I got my next one!

...glad my sex life didn't follow the same pattern my hunting did...would have been one frustrated teenager
 

DeerKing

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I got lucky and shot my first buck the first year I hunted. That first morning I ended up getting lost, yelling for my brother, running around in a panick. Bumped a 24 inch muley out of his bed, made a good shot and the hunt was over. Then I spent 3 hours walking around still lost till I finally found camp. Finding our way back to the downed deer was another story....
 

FLIPPER

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Started deer hunting at the age of 13, 6 yrs later I killed my first deer with a bow, a nice 8 point.

Geeez thanks Oscar now I feel old, that has been 24 yrs ago. ;)
 

Calif. Hunter

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I only hunted two seasons without a deer when I started, but there was a gap of several years from those first two seasons and the third, successful one! Between the service, divorce, coming from a non-hunting (but shooting) family, etc. it was something like 10 years. I have yet to get a really big buck, though.
 

JASON LEE

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Started deer hunting with a bow at 10, killed my first button buck at the ripe old age of 12. couldnt tell you how many I have killed since then....40's would be a good number I guess:D
 

trophy_killer

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Shot my first one my very first year out. Though only a forky he was an okay first buck, since then I have taken five more bucks with the biggest being a 3x3 16" wide, not too bad considering I have only been hunting for three seasons so far.

Later, Greg. :D :D
 
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