2009 Youth Deer Hunting Season

Hello,

This year was the first year that my son Luke was old enough to deer hunt. I can only say that he was just a little more than ready to go. We tried turkey hunting in the spring and just couldn’t make it happen.  The Missouri youth deer hunting season is 2 weeks before the regular deer hunting season. It lasts for 2 days a Saturday and Sunday. I’ll let the pictures and the video tell the rest of the story……

Priceless!!!

Priceless!!!

Well the 2009 Youth Deer Hunting Season lasted for about 30 minutes. We had a close encounter with a coyote. Luke had been practicing his calling and wanted to try it out. So after the coyote went on his way Luke got out his grunt call and I rattled for him. About a minute later this (in the words of Luke) “MONSTER BUCK” showed up. We had been practicing with his rifle out to about 50-60 yards. The buck was a about 75-100 yards away but Luke was sure that he could make the shot……and he did. It was a great shot and put him down right away. I’m not sure who was more excited and surprised him or me. There couldn’t have been a better way to start his deer hunting career.

The weather here has been very nice to be outside, up in the 70’s for over a  week. Not the best weather for deer hunting but maybe there will be a big cold front move in by the weekend.

The regular rifle season starts this weekend. I sure hope I am as lucky as Luke was :)

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Chad Wiley

Chad Wiley

Chad Wiley lives in Missouri and has recently started tournament bass fishing, which has become an obsession.