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    Your very first big game animal

    What was your very first big game animal?

    Mine was a Whitetail archery hunt in Northern Wisconsin where I'm original from, I was 13 years old.
    I was standing about 12' up in an Elm tree on a 2"x6"x5' wedged in between 2 Y's in the tree, on the back side of a corn field, about 100 yards from a swamp edge. Many nights deer would hit the field, but I couldn't get any shots, likely because I was sky lined horrible in the tree. On this particular night around the first of October I remember staring into the field wish something would screw up and come close enough, when I looked back down the fence line at about 20 yards this deer is just standing there broadside, I couldn't believe it. I drew back, set the pin on him, let my finger go from the string, and 23 years later I can still see that arrow disappear into his rib cage. 2 of my friends from school were hunting in different stands on our dairy farm that night, so with my dad, and them we got to track him down, he maybe made it 50 yards. His 3 1/2" spike horns, and the arrow hang together in my shed still today.
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    A doe mule deer with my 30-06 with peep sights that a uncle gave me when I was 16. That was the youngest that you could hunt big game in the state of Utah at the time.
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    Whitetail Buck in eastern Ohio with a shotgun. I was about 16 years old. I was too busy chasing coons, rabbits, and squirrels prior to that. lol

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    Mine was a button buck whitetail in West Virginia where I grew up. I killed it with a 410 slug in the head.

    Man o man I was so excited! When my uncle came up the hill to see what I shot he was doing everything he could do not to laugh that I had killed such a tiny buck. Lol

    We got him back to the house and cut him up. My uncle and cousins truly made me feel like I did something great and they where all very excited for me and made me feel like the great white hunter.

    Great times with family as always.
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    My first big game animal was wild pig with my old 30-06, 40 yards shot.

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    Just a few years ago for me. Ended up with a late season cow tag. Filled it in January after spending a few days trying to find them in the snow..... Note to self, don't shoot the lead cow, she's old!


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    Mule deer 4X3, 1970 I believe. We hunted as a family back then and money was tight, borrowed my moms .270

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    Wasn't old enough to hunt in Colorado at the time (minimum age was 14). Was fortunate enough to go with my parents to Alaska where my first big game animal was a caribou.
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    A 2X3 Mule deer near Dillon Montana. 1968 or 1969. Used a Remington 742, 30-06.

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    Doe mule deer.


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