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WV Rifle Season!

December 1st, 2008

This is the week that I look forward to each and every year.  One year ago this week, my wife gave birth to our 3rd child, JonDavid.  Amazingly, I still found time to get out and do a little rifle hunting, taking both a buck and a doe.  Isn’t my wife a trooper, letting me head out into the woods a mere 2 days before the baby was born?

This year was a bit more relaxed.  I made it to deer camp, and had a wonderful time.  We had much success, and even had a bit of snow fall for a couple of days.  The first day, Monday, came with some terrible weather.  We had a ton of rain before the temperature fell enough to change over to snow.  Fortunately, I was able to bag a buck before the rain set in, so I didn’t have to sit out in the rain and be miserable all day.  Unfortunately, because of the rain, I didn’t get out to get too many pictures.  I got a couple with Jacob standing with the hanging deer, but you can’t see much.

Jacob with Shawns Buck

Jacob with Shawn's Buck

My brother, Shawn, bagged a great WV buck on opening day.  I knew we were setting up a great stand for him, but I never dreamed that a buck like that would walk by him.  I’m thrilled he was able to get a shot at a deer like this, as he doesn’t get out to hunt much.  He made a great shot and dropped him in his tracks.

This buck looks like it must be related to the buck I shot with a bow a few years back.  He had the same long, curved eye tines that my buck had, but this one had a much nicer rack over all than did my bow buck.

I think my brother is going to do a European type mount with this deer, and I hope to get some pics when it is done.

Jacob and Papaws Deer

Jacob and Papaw's Deer

My dad decided to take Jacob hunting with him in the same tree stand as Shawn used to shoot his buck on Tuesday morning.  Dad decided that he would shoot anything that came by, since we haven’t been able to bag anything when Jacob was with us over the last 3 years.  He didn’t have to wait long until a little button buck came by, and Jacob was able to spot it.  Dad shot it with his new 7mm Mag.  I think that Jacob is now officially hooked.  I am hoping that Jacob will be able to shoot a deer either next year or the year after.  We are going to be working on getting a gun that he can handle sometime over the next year, and get him practicing so that he can make a good shot.  He was certainly excited about his Papaw getting a deer, and I think he will be ready to get back out there as soon as he can.  My dad got a video of Jacob telling his hunting story.  I will try to get that posted here in the next couple of days, if he gets it loaded up (hint, hint dad).

Skylar didn’t make it out this year.  She just didn’t really seem that interested this year.  Next year, we will see if she still is interested in going out with us.  It was very cold and wet this year, so I’m not really surprised that she wasn’t gung-ho to get out there.

Over all, we had a great season.  We ended up bagging 3 racked bucks, 1 button buck, and 5 does.  We also saw a lot of great deer.  Hopefully, there will be some more bucks around when we head back to camp for muzzleloader season.  I still have a bow tag left, as well as 2 muzzleloader tags.  We’ll  have to see if I’m able to fill any of them before the year is out.

All of the stands we set earlier in the season turned out to be very productive.  We did miss my little brother, who was the only one who wasn’t able to make it into camp this year. Maybe next year he will have a job that will allow him to have some time off for the important stuff!

Kris Buck

Kris' Buck

8 Responses to “WV Rifle Season!”

  1. Sounds like a great time, and what a great buck your brother shot. It is good to see Jake getting out, and it is awesome that he got to witness a deer being taken.

    Hopefully he is addicted for life! My nephew has been hunting with us since he was 4, and has witnessed many deer being shot, and even shot a deer himself this year with his bow.

    Hopefully Jake has the same opportunities in the next few years!

  2. Well, the pictures you did take are very good! Congrats on your buck and to everyone in your camp. I look forward to seeing Jacob with a deer of his own next year!

  3. Sounds like you all had a good season.

  4. Love seein’ the youngsters gettin’ in on the action!

  5. It’s good to see that your luck turned better!

  6. Just thought I’d try posting a couple of other pictures of my deer. I hope this works. :^)

  7. I guess it didn’t work. :^(

  8. Send them to me email, and I will post them!

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