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  • First Buck Ever!!! Opening Day 2017 Granville County, NC

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    Hello my name is Richard Windon and I’m a first time hunter ever, I guess you can call me green. I’ve never took down a deer before in my life doe or Buck..... well, here is my story.

    It was opening day 2017 of rifle season. I got out to the stand around 5:30am. It was the rut so I’m told. On the way to the stand I said a little prayer, Lord please bless us with one of your majestic creatures this morning. First light came I see a buck but can’t see how big the antlers are, his head is down on my scent trail I left out. When I seen him I noticed he was a seven pointer and I about lost it Wow a true buck. I was so nervous lined up my sights and boom!!!! Took the shot with the .308 he’s down!!! I called a buddy of mine who was hunting about a 100yds or more away and said I got one wow my first deer and it’s a seven I then said should I go down I can’t wait to see this. He then pursuaded me to stay in the stand since the rut was on. Here’s where it gets interesting about 30-45min later after some aggressive grunt calls and tanks spray you wouldn’t believe it big boy 10 pointer comes walking out with a DOUBLE BROW TINE AND DROP TINE!!!! Now I was really nervous my heart was beating , hands were shaking , I couldn’t believe my eyes. I watched and followed him with the rifle for about 10 min or so before I was man enough to take the shot and with a quick prayer... BANG!!!! Big Boy 10 was Down!!! It was so amazing to me and apparently to a lot of veteran hunters ... first time hunter , opening day, 7 pointer, 30 min later a 10 pointer. Wow God is so good. Well what do you think????

    Date: 11/11/17

    Granville County

    Thank you
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    Re: First Buck Ever!!! Opening Day 2017 Granville County, NC
    First of all, welcome to the forum and thanks for posting! Second, WOW, you are a blessed fellow. I spent quite a bit more hunting time than it seems you did before i even saw a decent buck, so i'm a bit jealous. I hope you have access to a meat locker (perhaps at a taxidermist?). Especially with a mature buck like that, it really helps cure and tenderize the meat which can be more gamy and tough when they are that old. I know that when i was finally eating the venison from my first buck it always brought me back to those moments of the hunt. Enjoy and keep posting :-).
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    Re: First Buck Ever!!! Opening Day 2017 Granville County, NC
    Thanks buddy
    I’m definitely hooked now.
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    Re: First Buck Ever!!! Opening Day 2017 Granville County, NC
    Congrats man. You can not ask for a better hunt than that. If you weren’t hooked before I am sure you are now.
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