October 02, 2017 at 1:47pm
On Saturday Sept 30 my son Jackson shot his first deer. Around 630pm that evening we had a 6 pointer and a doe come to the cornpile about 20 yards from our ground blind. Jackson was able to maneuver the crossbow on the stand it was on and get the buck in the scope. After I made him reassure me 3 times he had it placed behind the shoulder and I whispered when your ready shoot. He immediately pulled the trigger and I heard the bolt hit the deer. The buck jumped and ran off and out of sight. After a few minutes of celebrating and Jackson running through all the emotions we went to look for the bolt. We found it laying just beyond where the buck was standing. I could tell that the shot was back because the bolt had hair meat and a gut smell. My trailcam was still running and pointing where the buck was standing. After reviewing the pics Jackson showed me where he was aiming on the deer. He was right it was behind the shoulder but the deer was quartering more than I thought so he was hit in the gut. Luckily the temps Saturday night got into the 40's so I had to teach him 'when in doubt back out'. Sunday morning we went back out and found blood about 60 yards from where the shot was. The trail quickly disappeared and I didnt want to risk not finding the deer. I called Country Boy Blood Tracking. Without a doubt we probably would not have found that deer without Kurt and his dog Mac. My son had a blast watching the dog work and was beyond happy when his buck was found!