DS (11) shot his first buck this morning! Picture ! Deer pic added!!!

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Posted: 12/1/2012 8:55:58 AM
Youth mentored hunt. DH has to carry the gun, sight it in, etc.

LOOK at this face.






deer pic below. WARNING (for those who don't like that kind of stuff)















It's a 2 point. Anything that moves is legal for "youth mentored", although in our area of PA (our WMU) they have to have 4 antlers on one side in order to be legal.


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Posted: 12/1/2012 8:56:51 AM
Awesome picture! Congrats!

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Posted: 12/1/2012 8:57:25 AM
Cute! I want to see the buck!



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Posted: 12/1/2012 8:59:48 AM
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Posted: 12/1/2012 9:01:36 AM
Oh my goodness, he's a cutie!! What a great picture.

I want to see the buck he shot.


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Posted: 12/1/2012 9:12:29 AM
He is adorable! Congrats to him


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Posted: 12/1/2012 9:12:48 AM
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Posted: 12/1/2012 9:27:08 AM
and hubby just shot a doe!!

Good thing, LOL, I just got a new chest freezer


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Posted: 12/1/2012 9:44:17 AM
Fantastic, congrats!!

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Posted: 12/1/2012 11:13:10 AM
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Posted: 12/1/2012 11:16:29 AM
It makes me sick to see such GLEE on a child's face after killing another living thing. And seeing him holding it up as a trophy - turns my stomach.

I am not opposed to hunting for food, but I think it should be done with respect and an understanding that you are taking another's life.

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Posted: 12/1/2012 11:16:46 AM
Oh how exciting!!! Congrats to your Ds!


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Posted: 12/1/2012 11:21:27 AM
For once I agree with Captain K. These are such beautiful creatures and it would break my heart to see my children kill them. Just a difference in culture, I suppose

And yes, I am a vegetarian and no I don't wear leather or furs!


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Posted: 12/1/2012 11:21:54 AM
Congratulations to him! I remember when my brother got his first deer, how excited he was!

eta: trying to say this gently...if you don't agree with hunting, this isn't the thread for you. Please don't leave comments that are hurtful. Just close the thread and walk away. It's worked for me on many a thread in the past.


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Posted: 12/1/2012 11:31:49 AM
Good Lord', Captain Krusty. And you say I complain?

I'm not a hunter, grew up in the culture, and have lots of friends who hunt. Yay for your son. No different than catching his first fish, though much more exciting!




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Posted: 12/1/2012 11:34:36 AM

Please don't leave comments that are hurtful. Just close the thread and walk away. It's


It would hardly be the peas if everyone followed that instruction!

The title said no dead deer photo but there was.
I am entitled to my opinion, and someone who is willing to shoot a beautiful creature like this is hardly going to be hurt by me expressing my opinion!


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Posted: 12/1/2012 11:38:22 AM

It would hardly be the peas if everyone followed that instruction!

The title said no dead deer photo but there was.
I am entitled to my opinion, and someone who is willing to shoot a beautiful creature like this is hardly going to be hurt by me expressing my opinion!
You are absolutely entitled to your opinion! But I also believe that just because we have opinions doesn't always mean that we have to express them. This thread is a mom bragging on her son. Maybe we can let her have this moment?


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Posted: 12/1/2012 11:47:33 AM
I just find it an odd thing to brag about- why I am I not able to express that? I also find it odd that you are making such an issue of me expressing my opinion when the OP is not. I was not in any way rude or overtly critical. However I will now leave the thread so that it is not high jacked by you and I arguing!


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Posted: 12/1/2012 11:50:48 AM
I'm definitely not a fan of the sport but his (and your!) happiness makes me happy. I think that it's super sweet that your husband and him have something together that they love and I also think it's awesome that your DH would remember to take the pics! (Can you tell I have a DH that wouldn't!!??! LOL!)

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Posted: 12/1/2012 11:53:43 AM

I just find it an odd thing to brag about- why I am I not able to express that? I also find it odd that you are making such an issue of me expressing my opinion when the OP is not. I was not in any way rude or overtly critical. However I will now leave the thread so that it is not high jacked by you and I arguing!
Honestly, my comment was more directed to Captain K. But I guess my issue is more with the culture of this board at times. And maybe, I'm just using this thread as an example. I understand that people have strong opinions on hunting, my point was maybe this wasn't the thread to air them.


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I am not opposed to hunting for food
Then why are you hassling the OP? She clearly said that she just got a new chest freezer... indicating that she will be eating the butchered meat.

Even if they don't hunt for food... what's it to you? My brother bow hunts but his wife doesn't like the venison. So, he hunts for sport and donates the deer to hunters for the hungrey which distributes the meat through food banks.

If you don't like hunting... then don't hunt. However many people hunt and feed their families or the poor through their own hard work. I think that is admirable. These are parents who are teaching their child how to get his own food. I think that is a great thing. Teaching children to be self reliant is always a good thing.





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This thread has a very clear title.

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Posted: 12/1/2012 1:02:02 PM
Captain K...fuck off. If it makes you feel any better, I haven't bought beef in 11 years. And I guarantee you my husband treats the deer much more "humanely" than the cattle processors treat your hamburger while it's still breathing.

Uksue...I edited the title before I posted the dead deer pic. I checked and its showing as edited on my page. I'm sorry. That's why I did that...I know there are peaple who don't like to see it.


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Posted: 12/1/2012 1:10:58 PM
I could never hunt and admit I feel sorry for the poor animals, but around here, deer hunting is necessary. There are so many deer they're starving to death and also running on the road getting hit. I guess if everyone who opposes hunting could buy a few truckloads of hay for them to eat...

OP, congrats to your ds! He looks pretty happy!

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Posted: 12/1/2012 1:14:20 PM
Congratulations to your son!!!! My daughter and I are going to start taking bowing lessons. I'd love to learn how to hunt!



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Posted: 12/1/2012 1:21:13 PM
Congratulations to your son.




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Congratz to your DS!!!

I've missed both seasons so far this year due to illness (first mine, then the kiddos)...I love the years we have good hunts and I don't have to buy beef.

DS 9 is getting his first real bow this year...he's went out with his dad for the hunts and is working on being able to stay out longer...4 am isn't his favorite time of day..lol.


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Posted: 12/1/2012 1:29:36 PM
WTG little _m! Enjoy your lean, organic, free-range meat!

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Posted: 12/1/2012 1:33:24 PM
Congratulations to your son! and cute pic of his contagious excitement.

More importantly, congratulations to you for passing on the vital tradition of hunting and game management. Without educating kids, we will have more and more detached citizens who think meat is grown on a white styrofoam plate.

Nothing teaches respect for life and food than harvesting it yourself.

Great job.

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Posted: 12/1/2012 1:33:47 PM
Yea for him! He will remember his first hunt with Dad forever!

To those that complain come live around here for awhile. You will be saying get those deer, as many as you can! I just hit one a few weeks ago. I did a lot of damage to my car, my neck and my back. I've spent weeks taking pain meds and being in pain. I can't imagine if there were no hunting around here. We would be overtaken! They eat our crops & gardens & just do a lot of damage all around. They carry disease and if the herds get too large they will start getting a disease and die out. It's not a good thing.
I said all that & I don't eat deer. I don't hunt but all my kids do. They fill their freezers every year. Also, another thing is that many of the rich that come here to hunt donate their deer. It is sent to a meat processor that donates the processing. This is then taken to a place here that gives the meat out to needy families. I personally know families that have eaten all year from these donations. We live in a county that is a huge place for deer hunting. We usually have the highest numbers in the state. If anyone has family that are big deer hunters and pay to go to hunting destinations, they have probably been here. I think it's great that the meat gets donated for the needy.
Yes, I get heated when this subject comes up each fall. There is no way you could open this thread without knowing exactly what you were going to see! This is the way people have lived for years and years. Meat hasn't always came magically packaged all nice & neat in the grocery store.



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Posted: 12/1/2012 1:47:08 PM
Congrats to your son, that is awesome! My DS can't wait to go on his first deer hunt, probably a couple more years.


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Ewww, gross. I could never see my son wanting to do that. To each his own I guess.
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Posted: 12/1/2012 1:52:59 PM
Congratulations to your son! What a cutie he is! There's nothing more exciting than bagging your first buck.


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Posted: 12/1/2012 2:19:10 PM
Congratulations to your son!!!

I am not a fan of hunting but I know it is very necessary to control the deer population. In Wisconsin the DNR reported that there were nearly 244,000 deer killed during the 9 nine day gun season this year. This just puts a dent in the deer population.


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Posted: 12/1/2012 2:49:48 PM
Congratulations to your son and husband!!

I remember my first deer when I was 12. I was so excited and still remember it 40 years later.

I love venison but my DH is not a hunter so we don't go out any more.


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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:01:48 PM
Revolting.
I can't imagine encouraging or being proud of a child that kills animals.

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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:05:27 PM

evolting.
I can't imagine encouraging or being proud of a child that kills animals.


Well, how else do we get the Ted Bundy's of the world?? They all start as little boys who go hunting with their daddy's and are taught gun safety from an early age. Geez....



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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:09:36 PM
I just want to add, deer hunting is necessary. We have an overpopulation in our area, and people die from it.

A woman I know was killed earlier in November from a deer being hit on the other side of a 4 lane highway and it being thrown into HER car. That's the 2nd deadly deer accident within an hour of my house in the last 6 weeks...


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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:09:43 PM
your son should be learning mathematics not animal killing

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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:12:18 PM
Wow okay then.

Every season it's open season on hunting threads.

OP's post led me to believe there'd be a photo or two of a deer in the post. I knew it, but opened the thread anyway to see her son's pic.

No big deal. And yeah, deer hunting here in this area is also encouraged, as a way to help control the deer overpopulation. (Which we created by the way, with our housing needs and feeding wildlife and making them too bold and unafraid to be around humans.)

It's a catch-22 situation. I don't hunt, but I love shooting pistols. And I would like to take up archery again. But to each his own.



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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:13:45 PM
If you want to control the deer population then you should discourage things like cross-continental oil pipelines and other forms of landscape fragmentation. sending deer mercenaries to kill for jolly is not an ecological solution.

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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:13:52 PM
Congratulations to your son for his participation in a mentored hunting program. Enjoy the venison. DH's family eats venison almost year round.

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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:23:46 PM
I think it is just awful..its a dead animal with a small child who has killed it...barbaric!!!!
I have and will kill for food but cannot agree with the revolting glee at a child doing it!


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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:26:46 PM

If you don't like hunting... then don't hunt.


What an interesting sentiment. Could be said about a great many controversial issues, dontcha think Mapchic?


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A woman I know was killed earlier in November from a deer being hit on the other side of a 4 lane highway and it being thrown into HER car. That's the 2nd deadly deer accident within an hour of my house in the last 6 weeks...


Sadly that is happening way to often in our area, especially for the motorcycles. I didn't count yesterday but I think we saw at least 50 deer and it was daytime. I know many of you will think that is impossible but it is true.
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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:46:16 PM

I just want to add, deer hunting is necessary. We have an overpopulation in our area, and people die from it.


Here too. I don't hunt but I see nothing wrong with it if you are going to use the meat. Better to shoot them than to let them starve to death slowly.


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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:54:49 PM
I used to be anti deer hunting but then our family has been in three auto accidents caused by deers. If someone could encourage the bucks to wear condoms, or obey the traffic laws I would return to my anti deer hunting opinion.


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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:58:49 PM

I used to be anti deer hunting but then our family has been in three auto accidents caused by deers. If someone could encourage the bucks to wear condoms, or obey the traffic laws I would return to my anti deer hunting opinion.




Maybe we should move the "Deer Crossing" signs to less populated areas instead of having the deer cross the highway!


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Posted: 12/1/2012 4:05:56 PM
I'm kind of torn on this. I admit to feeling revulsion on seeing the photo of a young child gleefully holding up a dead animal he's just killed. But hey, I'm just a city chick and I've never hunted in my life.

However I can see that it would be an exciting thing for a young boy to go on his first hunt with his dad. And I am very glad that you will be eating the meat. And I accept your point that your husband treats the deer more humanely than some meat processors would treat cattle.

But this bothers me:


It's a 2 point. Anything that moves is legal for "youth mentored", although in our area of PA (our WMU) they have to have 4 antlers on one side in order to be legal.


The whole 'anything that moves' thing is disturbing to me. The buck he shot is not legal. Why would children be allowed to kill animals that are not legal for everyone else? Why should the age of the shooter make a difference to what you are allowed to kill?
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