Ken, these are my son’s first deer. He shot the nubby buck the second day of the 2015 Wisconsin gun deer season and the 4 point buck the second day. I could not be prouder of him. He’s been shooting since he could safely pull the trigger on a 22 LR and practicing with an AR15 for the past 2 years. We use and build Wildcats, for AR15 he used a 7mm Valkyrie, it’s about equal to a 7mm-08 he’s only 10 YO and just over 70 pounds so that’s pretty good in my opinion. I even made him drag it part way, well, about 20 feet – the deer was 134 pounds gutted.
Well, Congratulations Hoyt! You and your father both have reasons to be proud.
It’s good to see a father teach his sons and daughters these skills and even better when you have a child that wants to learn them instead of sitting in front of a computer.