Some deer just more meaningful

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by wallypedal, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. wallypedal

    wallypedal Active Member

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    Three years ago my son was paralyzed waist down in a sledding accident. Years ago, I got him and his best friend started hunting the right way, chasing turkeys. Now that same friend and a couple very kind landowners have teamed up to help him hunt deer in Wyoming. This was the result November 9th - I'm really proud of him. It was only about a 130 yd. shot, but he's come an incredibly long way to be ready to squeeze the trigger.
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    Dave wasn't able to get this one sent in for mounting, but I'm sure that will keep him keen on going again!
    Here's the one he got a couple years ago:
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    Wallypedal
     
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  2. ss7mm

    ss7mm Writers Guild

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    Fantastic. It doesn't get any better than that. You have a son that you be very proud of. Tell him congratulations from us.;);)
     

  3. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    Man, that is great! Congratulations are in order.

    Why couldn't it be mounted? Or did I read that wrong?

    I generally do a "European" mount on my deer, keep waiting for The Big One for a full mount...

    Again, congratulations to the young hunter. That's a fine buck.
     
  4. wallypedal

    wallypedal Active Member

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    Guy M,
    He didn't get it mounted primarily because of the expense - also he just had one mounted just over a year ago, and his lady doesn't like staring at animal skulls (she'll learn), and he is too proud most of the time to take 'handouts' from ol' Dad. He shot a great antelope and I did the European thing and it came out great in my opinion, and he liked it too. He is working on this relationship thing, and it least she has become a red meat consumer in the last couple years. So there's hope. We'll do just as nice a job as possible plaque mounting it, and then if he gets a little better situated we can find a cape donor walking around in a year or so....

    Thanks for the congrats, I'll tell him!
    Wallypedal
     
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  5. BCinKS

    BCinKS Well-Known Member

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    Nice buck ,congrats to you and your son!!