Heck of a weekend

4WARD4WARD Cross Creek,FLPosts: 1,174 Officer
Started Friday trying to get the gator tags filled. No luck
Saturday morning we had good low wind and were in the right spot to just get it done.
7'10 and 8'3 in less than an hour.

This morning with plans to fire up the smoker at 5AM, I was informed that my youngest was past due on deer hunting.
We headed to the stand at 6:45 and young Cody got his first buck at about 7:30.
Left it all to him and he really made me proud handling the crossbow and being patient to let this guy go behind a tree to get himself set. I thought he miss fired but after the shot the deer walked under the stand and was really pumping it out.
We waited about 30 minutes and thought he went down within 20 yrds.
No such luck. I LOVE bow hunting!!!
Blood trailed for 200 yards to where it jumped a fence, backed out and called the neighbor (who I have never met) and FWC just to cover our butts. Never heard from anyone, so after 2 hours I went in.
Trailed a stand up blood line for more than 600 yards.
WE FOUND ROBODEER!
Put him back over fence line and spent the next 1 1/2 hour dragging him through the swamp.
One happy kid here tonight. AND one tired dad that still has to smoke a butt and some ribs before bed.
LIFE IS SO GOOD!!!
"I hate graveyards and old pawn shops
For they always bring me tears
I can't forgive the way they rob me
Of my childhood souvenirs"... John Prine

Replies

  • Keep on SpoolinKeep on Spoolin Posts: 1,343 Officer
    Nice weekend for sure, and lifelong memories to boot.
  • Tanman34Tanman34 Posts: 59 Greenhorn
    Nice..... redneck surf and turf!!!
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 6,335 Admiral
    Fine job Dad !!
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • bowhunter4lifebowhunter4life Posts: 1,095 Officer
    SUCCESS!..Congrats to all of you!
    Nice to see the young ones getting involved,:thumbsup Good job dad!
  • micci_manmicci_man Somewhere in FLPosts: 12,961 AG
    Congrats young man!!
    Common Sense can't be bought, taught or gifted, yet it is one of the few things in life that is free, and most refuse to even attempt to possess it. - Miguel Cervantes
  • ChonggChongg Posts: 636 Officer
    Nice deer and gator! Congrats to your boy, and kudos to you making it happen dad!
  • bgeorgebgeorge Plant City FLPosts: 1,513 Captain
    It is amazing how quick you can fill tags when the conditions are good. Great job of persisting to get that deer back.
    The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Hopefully the next man is not dropping his stones on the mountain you are trying to move.
  • drgibbydrgibby Posts: 1,315 Officer
    Nice lizards and buck! Congrats to the both of you.
  • gritsnhuntin1gritsnhuntin1 Posts: 918 Officer
    Congrats!
  • KayakMacGyverKayakMacGyver Posts: 1,002 Officer
    Way to go....you've got your priorities straight, no doubt! Congrats to your son on his buck, that's just awesome.
    They Can't Us "You Should Have Been There Yesterday"...........Because We Were!
  • lookinlookin Posts: 1,280 Officer
    Good stuff. Big congrats to your son.
    God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy
  • 4WARD4WARD Cross Creek,FLPosts: 1,174 Officer
    THANK YOU! To all of you.
    This one is burned in to my memory for sure.
    "I hate graveyards and old pawn shops
    For they always bring me tears
    I can't forgive the way they rob me
    Of my childhood souvenirs"... John Prine
  • Ol MuckyOl Mucky Posts: 5,527 Admiral
    Congrats!
    I have a much bigger and more powerful button
  • DoradoDreaminDoradoDreamin Posts: 1,996 Captain
    Awesome job. Congrats to the young man!
  • OwlseyOwlsey Posts: 321 Deckhand
    My favorite kind of post. Seeing a family doing things together. This country needs more of that. You guys will be talking about this years from now. Great job to all involved. Keep it up.
  • JonsredfishinJonsredfishin Posts: 1,481 Officer
    Awesome! Can’t wait ‘til my boy’s old enough to pull the trigger.
    One president put a man on the moon.
    Another president put a man in the Lady's bathroom.
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