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Old 01-15-2009, 09:55 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mississippi
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Smile Hello!

Newbie here to the group and hunting in general. Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself to fellow hunters.
I started hunting his season after bow season. I've gotten my 1st deer, a doe. The hunt didn't go as planned, but I was proud of it. I'm 34 years old and just started hunting and love it.
My family and I hunt at a deer camp in MS. Last weekend I missed a buck....first buck I'd ever seen in the wild. It was amazing to see him and I got in too much of a hurry and missed him....but he was the first deer of any kind I'd seen in 2 weeks of hunting and was proud to even see a deer that day.
I have a favorite place to hunt at deer camp called "The Garden"...it's a beautiful place, huge open green, and the shoot house sits on a hill above it. The very first time I hunted there was during youth hunt and I brought my 6 year old son, Caleb.
Immediately after we got there for evening hunt a deer came out of the woods and Caleb took aim and shot at it but missed. This was his first hunt and he was so disapointed, but later we found that my scope was off by 8 inches too high! After that deer came out and he shot, we saw an additional 10 deer that one evening. He loved to just watch them...so we did until dark.
He wouldn't try and harvest any other of the deer that came out, he didn't want to and I didn't make him try.
I wish I'd have had a camera with me that evening.
We're going again this weekend....I hope we have good luck, I want a buck this time.

Good to meet everyone and happy hunting!

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Old 01-15-2009, 10:14 AM
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Greetings From Vermont...
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:38 PM
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Hello and welcome to the site. I love it when parents take the time to teach kids to hunt and share valuable lifelong memories. Way to go!
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:13 PM
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Welcome aboard Shelly, glad to have you here on the site. Greetings from WNY and congrats to you and your son and good luck to you.
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:49 PM
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Welcome to the Forums Shelly.... Glad you found us here...
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:24 PM
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Location: Rhode Island
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Welcome to the site. I have only been hunting for a few years myself and love it. Yes it is quite the thrill to see a buck come walking by!
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:26 PM
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Location: NE. N.Y.
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Welcome from the northeast corner of ny
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:17 PM
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Welcome from tennessee. Thanks for joining up and sharing that hunting story..
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:04 PM
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Location: Montana
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Shelly, welcome to you and your son. I'm in Montana - a great place to hunt whitetail deer and about 8 other big game animals. This is a top notch forum for someone who is starting to hunt - lots of experienced hunters here who like to share their knowledge. Best of luck!
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:23 PM
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welcome to the campfire hope you stay around and join in the chat
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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