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Blog entry by OldWrangler posted 10-26-2014 04:04 AM 1399 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My youngest grandson (12 y/o) got his first deer today. It was a doe but they eat better than horns. My problem is this…...
He wore his hunting clothes, bright orange from head to toes, all the way from College Station, TX to Mcmillan, Texas in deep south Texas, maybe 200 miles. He ate breakfast in a restaurant in hunter orange top to bottom. They went to a private ranch, climbed up into a tower blind. Big box 25’ in the air wearing his orange. Killed his deer and they went home with him still in his orange cap, vest, shirt, leggings and boots. Monday he’ll go back to school wearing his camo shirt and cap. What’s the deal with this?

Does anyone else find this strange or funny? I wrote my son and he posted pictures of himself, his wife and my grandson all wearing orange (looked like the Syracuse football team) and mom and dad didn’t even hunt. I am glad they are taking him to do manly things and I am proud of Caleb for getting his first deer. But I can’t help laughing about this deal with the clothes.

I welcome comments especially from hunters.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#1 posted 10-26-2014 04:36 AM

At least he didn’t have to drink a cup of blood like my brother did.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 10-26-2014 04:53 AM

Well it’s not the way I hunted as a kid but then I lived on a farm and had access to 200+ acres plus most of our neighbor’s property. The clothes, yeah. I had a hunter orange vest that smelled like squirrel and rabbit but I only wore it while in the woods.

Off the subject but I feel like telling it—Years back I went rabbit hunting with a group of city guys and inevitably we all got separated. I’m walking back to the truck when I spot a rabbit at the base of a tree but wanted to get closer before shooting since I’d lost track of the other guys. I get within 10 or 15 yards and realize it’s some moron taking a nap with his head laying on a root—while wearing a rabbit skin hat—during a rabbit hunt. His orange vest folded up under him. I’d came so close to shooting that I was a little shaken up. I’ve never gone hunting with others since.


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#3 posted 10-26-2014 10:08 AM

Congrats on his first deer but doe or young buck, what you described wasn’t a hunt – more like a kill.
Sorry but I’m not a big fan of private kill “hunts”. I do realize that culling is necessary whether it’s by humans or by nature, just not a fan.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#4 posted 10-26-2014 11:18 AM

Dick, I am with you on private kill hunts. I started deer hunting many years ago by stalking. That was hunting. My first deer rifle was my grandpa’s worn out lever action 30-30, no scope and not a lot of range. You had to get close. That was hunting. This was a way to get a young man enthusiastic about hunting and have a successful kill under his belt. My grandson is a little timid, my son, his dad is a very busy business man and has real trouble making time for something like this and his mom is an anti-gun nut. They live too far from me and I’m too crippled up to go to the woods so he doesn’t have the same opportunity to learn from his grandpa like I did.
Now a days, land is all posted, leases are expensive, no public lands, too many idiots with guns in the woods and day hunts are usually disappointing. It hard for a young guy to learn like we did.
Anyhow, I am proud of him. He has practiced on ranges and understands guns and has become a good shot. His dad said this kill was from nearly 200 yards with an AR-15, .222 cal. I am definitely more pleased with the kill than the method.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#5 posted 10-26-2014 01:55 PM

I’m with you all the way George – You’re most likely right about ‘getting his feet wet’ and that’s great. So much nicer to see a young man out hunting or fishing than some of the other things he/she could be pressured into by their peers.
Show him some saw dust and see what happens ?

btw – pm on the way

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#6 posted 10-26-2014 02:15 PM

Congratulations on your grandson’s first hunt, especially given today’s political climate and limitations in even finding a place to hunt! It may not be either idea or what we grew up doing, but times have changed unfortunately and it beats the heck :-) out of so many other things the youth of today spend their time doing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 10-26-2014 05:10 PM

Hunting on some of those private land deals is about as challenging as hunting at the Zoo…but a whole lot better than these whacko kids that do their hunting at the high school

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#8 posted 10-26-2014 05:13 PM

i was raised in michigan, and Hunted deer there, we wore a vest, that was it, and we stalked our deer, when i came to the south and saw these boxes up in the air i was outraged…people sitting in a box, eating fried chicken and okra…this was in no way a hunt, and i would never shoot an animal in such a way, as was stated, that was a kill, not a hunt.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 10-26-2014 11:52 PM

With the way school shooting have been going, perhaps he needs the camouflage more in school than in the woods…

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#10 posted 10-27-2014 12:01 AM

I’m lucky to live in LA where the land for hunting is plentiful. Hell my dad killed 2 bucks and a doe 200 yds from his house.

Ehhh. For most of the hunters I know around here it’s about getting meat in the freezer and eating it than the just the hunt.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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