Hello guys, nice bucks. endless glad you got your first deer. I got my first two deer this year! I went out last year but missed a easy shot on a big doe... rookie mistake. but it all paid of when my first deer was a huge spike. im not kidding he was huge. Also it wasnt that bad i saw lots of deer. But anyways i got my first deer with my uncle in IL where you can only bow, shotgun, and muzzle loader hunt. so during youth shotgun i took my spike from a ground blind at 115 yd.'s with a slug . we couldent tell if i hit him or not since it was kinda a long shot, so exacly 6 min later after a big bang from the 12 g here comes a fawn walking by us at about 30 yd's so i had two tags so i shot her too. same thing tho we couldent see what happend since she ran behind a tree. so after while we went searching and for 10 min we couldent find anything! i was so worried it was a repeat of last year with the doe. then i found a chunk of blood. found the deer 15 yards away if that a huge spike. got him right through the heart. then we started dragging him through the been field and their was the fawn. same exact shot placement. it was great after think you missed them both missed the one last year and all. saw over 30 deer in 3 days but all out of range. then i went with my dad and we saw 20 more but all out of our range ( hunting in MO). even though we had the rifle we didnt want to take a shot when we arent the best of shots and didnt have a great scope. but after all the time and effort it was so exciting. so now that story time is over heres the pics.
(still half asleep here)
Prop hunted with dad (600 acers):
Other deer taken on uncles property:
P.S. Sorry about the long post