My son gets his first buck!


We had a great weekend of hunting!

Friday evening he popped a doe at about 60 yards with a neck shot..

On Sunday morning nothing was moving and we went out on a stalk hunt.
Came to a clearing with the wind in our face and get setup behind a tree with a good view. About 5 minutes later a doe comes out.. a few moments later, a buck comes out.

About 125 yards out and oblivious to us. Definitely a mature buck, nice 8 point. Not a trophy but a nice cull/management buck for a kid’s first.

He gets into position with a branch on the tree serving as a good rest and lines up. I could hear him telling himself to “calm down, breathe” The buck started walking off quartering away into the brush, Sean let’s out a whistle, nothing.. he yells “Hey Buck!” and it freezes and turns it’s head back at us. BOOM! down it went. I am watching it through my scope and see the hit.

A few moments later we went down knowing he nailed it in the white patch on the neck..

Gun setup:
1959 Sako 243
Barnes Vortex ammo 80g TTSX
Trijicon Accupoint 3-9×40 with the greendot/mildot reticle
Talley rings

He has earned a lot of confidence with that setup over the last few years.

So proud of my boy!

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4 responses to “My son gets his first buck!”

  1. Jim Schuster Avatar
    Jim Schuster

    Wow! Nice Buck Sean, I wasn’t there but I can just picture the whole thing in my head. The whole set up, the crack of that 243, the heart pounding, and the smile on your dads face.50 years from now you will remember it like it just happned. Congratulations Hope to meet you sometime.

  2. Mike Schuster Avatar

    Congratulations,Sean! Very nice Buck, and I know how proud your Daddy is of you. At the time that your 1959 Sako 243 was made, your Grandpa and my Dad were toting the same rifles, and I was knocking down my first bucks, too. (1958)Now, my younger brother,Jim,has that old 243 in his closet and looks forward to a day when it can hammer another big Texas buck like yours with a neck shot!. Your story here brings old memories back like a flood…History repeating itself in a hunting tradition and family. Thanks for sharing an important story.

  3. Mike Coker Avatar

    Way to go Sean! Glad I was there to share in the day.

  4. 53gr Avatar

    Congratulations to you and your boy!

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