01-03-2008, 03:51 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2008
| | My First Deer
Hey, first of all, great site. I love any place I can get with my fellow hunters and talk shop. I'm the type of guy who has gone through a lot of hobbies in my life. From guitar playing, to target archery, to endlessly waxing my jeep to obtain the perfect shine. Some might call me a bit obsessed, but I can't help the way that I'm wired. Anyway, since I had a bow already for target achery, I decided to take up hunting. I put my guitar away and bought a shotgun to add to my bow and recently got a muzzleloader for Christmas.
I have already fell in love with hunting. The peace, solitude, and excitement all rolled up into one is amazing. I'm happy to announce that I got my first deer. It was a tad below 80 pounds and while somewhat small, I really got a rush out of it. I must admit, some of my non-hunting friends snickered at me, but they don't understand the feeling that one gets when taking down a deer, regardless of monster or baby.
With all that being said, I'm somewhat nervous that I have shown bad form in shooting the deer. Was it to small or is it really up to the individual hunter? Is there some type of unwritten rule that says deer X must at least look like it has grown some nut hair? The last thing I want to do is to be a bad sport in the woods. I love nature more than anything else, including my job as a Norton representative. Getting away from the computer and spending it in the woods is incredible. I plan on teaching my son all about hunting, as he is a bit out of control at times and needs this type of hobby to calm him down. Thus, another reason why I want to follow the proper "rules", as I want to teach him right. Thanks!!!
"Nutone then, Nutone now, Nutone forever"