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Mark Christianson

Brandons first deer

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With the new laws, I was able to take my 11 year old son out for his first deer hunt.

11 hrs straight on stand without a break Saturday for B and I. Only deer we saw all day was a doe and her twins at 11:30 and they came running through about 40 yds out. Brandon wasnt quite ready or quite sure how to do whatever he needed to do. So off they went. Him and I ran through some practice motions after that to try and ready him a little quicker next time.

At 5:15 pm with only minutes of light left on Saturday, Brandon had his first deer down. He was on the gun, and ready in a second. He learned what we discussed after the doe that came by earlier, and he wasnt going to mess up this time.

I am not quite sure who was more excited.

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Congrats, I have 9 years to wait before my first can give it a go. Hopefully, he will have the same reaction. The pictures tell a thousand words. I don't recall seeing a bigger smile on a kid.

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Very Cool BLB!

That is a very nice first Buck. Some have to wait until they are 20, 30, 40 or 50 before antlers become part of the memory.

Thanks for sharing.

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Great job Brandon! Wow, 11 hours in stand. I've never even thought about sitting in stand that long before.. With that kind of patience, this will be your first of many!!!!

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Congratulations!!

I'm with Deitz, no way could I make it 11 hours on stand. Not a chance. Way to go!

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Hey BLB,

Those are AWESOME photos!!! Congrats to both Brandon and Dad.

If you and Gissert are on ST ice fishing let me know... I want some jerky too!

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Another proud father and a future trophy hunter for sure, 11 hours in a stand that's incredible!!! Great buck and smile!

mr

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