close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Elk Hunting

Elk Hunting Techniques For Elk Hunting

Reply

my 9 year old son got his first big game animal

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 02-02-2014, 11:42 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sweet Home OR
Posts: 192
my 9 year old son got his first big game animal

On sunday January 26th my 9 year old son Adrian was fortunate enough to harvest his first big game animal. A Roosevelt elk. Oregon has a youth mentoring program so anyone over 21can mentor a youth from 9-13. It is a great progam and my buddy wanted to mentor my son on his late season cow hunt.
Adrian has been shooting long range since he was 6. Lots of practice paid off when he sent the 162gr hornady amax from my 7rem mag into the ribs of his first elk. My rifle is a savage 116 with a rifle basix trigger a choate stock and a 29" muzzlebroke mcgowen barrel. He shot off a bipod and sand bags.
I ranged the elk at 549 yards (I told him he can say 550). Got everything doped and had him take a couple dry fires. He said he was ready and racked the bolt. I reranged and rechecked the wind and he sent it. 1 round sent 1 elk dead. He is a proud young man and I am 1 proud dad. If anyone would like I have video of the hunt I can try to post. Thanks for looking.
Attached Thumbnails - Click to View Larger
my 9 year old son got his first big game animal-20140126_085913.jpg   my 9 year old son got his first big game animal-20140126_083737.jpg  

my 9 year old son got his first big game animal-20140126_082335.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 02-03-2014, 12:10 AM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: GSP, SC, USA
    Posts: 643
    Re: my 9 year old son got his first big game animal

    Sweet. Congrats to all of you. One more new hunter and bet he will be a (R)...lol.
    __________________
    "I'm better when it's breathing" Chris Kyle
    NRA Life Member 1970
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 02-03-2014, 12:58 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Sweet Home OR
    Posts: 192
    Re: my 9 year old son got his first big game animal

    Thanks. He cant wait for spring bear.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 02-03-2014, 03:59 AM
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2014
    Location: Sundance WY
    Posts: 8
    Re: my 9 year old son got his first big game animal

    That is awseome. Congrats to him and you!!!
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 02-03-2014, 09:30 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2009
    Location: Weiser, Idaho
    Posts: 1,203
    Re: my 9 year old son got his first big game animal

    great job
    __________________
    Every man needs a good woman, good dog, good horse and a good gun.
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 02-03-2014, 01:29 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: Paradise Valley montana
    Posts: 528
    Re: my 9 year old son got his first big game animal

    That is awesome! This marks the official start to a fine hunting partnership! I believe ol' dad deserves an atta boy!
    __________________
    Happiness is a warm gut pile
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 02-03-2014, 01:35 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Sweet Home OR
    Posts: 192
    Re: my 9 year old son got his first big game animal

    Thanks for the kind responses. It is nice to be part of a forum that understands what it takes to prepare for a shot over 100 yards.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC