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his beautiful creatures, then spent several
minutes taking photos.
We then went to get Scott and Cameron
so they could also enjoy in the experience.
It was the first time Cameron had seen a
harvested deer up close.
Hunter started the chore of field-dressing, with me holding the buck's hind legs,
but he would hand over the duties to me.
We had a lesson in identifying the vital
organs and found where Hunter's bullet
had gone through both lungs.
After a 20-minute drag uphill, the buck
was back at my brother's truck, and we
returned to hunting. I saw a buck, but it
didn't offer a good shot. And as opening
day drew to a close, it had been a good
day indeed.
On Monday and Tuesday, my Uncle
Neil and cousin Brian joined us to hunt.
We hunted hard and saw deer both days,
but didn't take a buck.
Getting together again on Saturday,
we put on small deer drives until midafternoon, then decided to take stands
until dark.
Hunter and I returned to the same field
where he'd shot his 8-point.
After about an hour, I spotted
a deer in the corner of the field.
A few minutes later, another
joined it. After another long five
minutes, they began making their
way closer.
Hunter and I both had identified the lead deer as a buck, and
after further study, saw it was
legal. The other deer clearly was
a doe. And with the buck still
120 yards out, Hunter and I discussed whether I should attempt
to harvest the buck - all the
motivation I needed for my .270
rifle to come to my shoulder and
my finger to squeeze the trigger.
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We both saw the buck go down and
soon were standing over a 7-point.
That Hunter and I both got bucks in
the same year, sitting together, at the
same stand, was amazing. We felt beyond
blessed.
Looking back, it would seem a good
possibility that, without a Saturday
opener, Hunter wouldn't have harvested
his buck. Maybe he would have placed
his tag on mine instead.
Overall, the hunt meant more than the
two bucks we harvested. It was the time
spent together, away from electronics,
sports, school or work. The time enjoying
conversations we typically don't have.
Seeing God's creation in its natural form,
and matching our skills against worthy
and wary whitetails.
While we'd both taken bucks, more
importantly, we created memories that
will last our lifetimes.
Hunting has been a bond Hunter and
I have shared for several years now, and
each year, we look forward to it even
more.

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