December 23, 2019 at 7:20pm
Seven year old, Austin McPherson, has had a stream of good luck for his first hunting season! He killed his first deer which was a 8-point in November. Soon after the 8-point was killed, an 11-point appeared on the deer camera. We started sitting in the ground blind every chance we got, rain or shine. About two weeks ago, we were sitting in the ground blind and he showed up with three doe’s on the corn pile. Something spooked one of the does and the 11-point took off running before little Austin could get his rifle ready. Austin looked at me like he had lost his best friend. I explained to him, that's why it's called hunting, and it's not easy to kill a big buck and you must be on top of your game! I told him to hang in there and hopefully the buck will come back around. Then the day came, December 19th. We were hunting in our ground blind and several doe’s and a few small bucks were all around us, I whispered to Austin “today is going to be the day son, so get ready!” About 10 minutes later, the 11-point walked right to the corn pile, broadsided to us. Austin started shaking like a leaf on a tree. I quietly said “calm down son, focus and take a good shot.” That’s when he shot and the deer jumped straight in the air, ran 20 yards and fell over! Austin was grinning from ear to ear and was one happy little fella! I am so proud of Austin’s determination and the love he already has for hunting....Like Father like Son!