Grandson #3 went out this evening with Son #1 (his dad) for the last hours of youth hunt. He went to the same stand his brother got his deer this morning. See: http://www.afarmwife.com/2016/09/youth-hunt-2016.html
I texted his dad to tell him Braiden left his shoes here at my house. He texted back that there was a deer right in front of the stand at that moment.
So, I got my shoes on and grabbed my camera and headed for the barn. I was thinking positive thoughts.
As I was at the barn I heard a shot, then another and then a third. I texted Son#1 and asked if he got him. "Yep!" So Grandson #2 (who was at the barn working on his dirt bike) and I got on the gator and headed back to the woods.
When we got there they were just coming down the stand. They waited a few minutes to make sure the deer didn't get up and take off.
So, off we went.
|The first few pics are a bit blurry. It was getting dusky and I was trying to keep up with them. Also, I knew my camera battery was close to dying so I couldn't take extra shots.|
|We looked for blood - as all good trackers do.|
|Right where he thought he would be.|
|My proud Grandson, Braiden with his first deer - a nice 8 point.|
|By this time it was still light out but I put the camera on auto and got the flash which makes it look darker than it was.|
|Son #1 and his son. It was so special for me to be part of this today. Two grandkids and two deer in the same place. Austin got a 9 point in the morning and Braiden got his 8 point tonight.|
|Back at the barn at the same cleaning spot.|
|He still has a smile on his face.|
|Even the BEBs (Brown Eyed Bossies) wanted to see what was happening.|