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Old 08-06-2010, 07:57 PM
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Default newbie to hunting is HOOKED!!!!!!!

Well guys, I have been gone for a while.....but I am back now. I have a story to tell around the lodge.
I am 41 years old and have been hunting since I was a kid, my wife on the other hand is 36 years old and has never hunted until the weekend of July 16th.
Our kids are getiing old enough to hunt and one of them has been going with me for a few years now and has harvested some game. The others are starting to show a real interest, so my wife decides she better get on the wagon or get left behind. Around the first of June she was laying in bed when I came into the room and she was watching the Outdoor Channel on T.V., she asked me "what in the world is that" and I replied "those are Axis deer" She said she wanted to shoot one and asked if I could book us a hunt on one of the ranches here in the hill country.....

Fast forward about 6 weeks. We are at the ranch of our choice and I was able to harverst my buck first. About a 210 yard neck shot with the old weatherby .257 mag and 110gr Accubond and he was D.R.T. (DEAD RIGHT THERE). The next morning was Meliisa's turn. We did a spot and stalk on a really big, mature doe and when we finally got into position, the doe had us semi-busted. She new something wasn't right but wasn't sure what. She was facing us and I told Melissa to wait for a broad side shot.....she wouldn't offer it. My wife asked if she could shoot her in the neck and I said sure, if she was comfortable and confident in the shot. The doe started stamping her foot and bobbing her head and just wouldn't be still. I told Melissa to shoot her in the base of the neck, right where it joins the brisket as soon as she picks her head up. About 2 seconds later......KABOOM!!! the Winchester model 70 featherlight did the deed. The doe jumped straight up, did a complete back flip, and moved no more. Melissa turned around,(shaking like aa chihuahua passing a peach seed) and smiling like she just discovered teeth and said "that was f@*#%n awesome, can I do it again". She didn't quit smilin for three days
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:31 PM
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That's awesome!!!!!! Great story and pics too. I guess a chihuaha shakes pretty bad LOL....tell her congratulations from TG
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:58 PM
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GREAT STORY! well she is right thats $%&$Q# awesome
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:18 PM
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congrats to both of you
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:16 AM
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Great story, Congratulations to both of you!!!
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:56 AM
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Congratulations to you both, sounds like a great time. As for me I hope to die with that crazy look on my face and I hope the mortician can"t get that look off my face!!! lol
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:50 PM
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Congrats to your wife and to you for getting her started. Now all you have to let her do is sign up here on the forum. This is a great place for newbie hunters, novice hunters and old-timers. If she's like me, you may have created a monster. That's what my boyfriend says about us. He started me deer hunting and now we turkey hunt, pronghorn hunt and use muzzleloader, which were all my idea. I extended our hunting seasons from October 1st to January 31st every year when he just was thinking about November. If I can save up enough, I'll be going for archery equipment next and start hunting in September. Yep, He created a monster. Maybe you did too.
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