Dads gun

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  1. columbia whitetail

    columbia whitetail 8 pointer

    Nov 3, 2009
    0D30DF30-10ED-4854-B8AE-A88DB89383E7.jpeg C65C31FD-3C09-4200-BD83-8E4A440FAED6.jpeg As some may have read around the first of October I lost my best hunting partner. My dad was 67 and battled liver cancer like a champ. He beat cancer the day he went to be with the Lord. I haven’t gun hunted in years and when my dad passed I got his ruger m77 2506. Normally I would have done like I have for years and carried my bow to the stand. Not this year. As I climbed into the shooting house this morning around day break I took time to pray and ask God that if it be his will that I harvest a buck this morning then let it be. The morning started real slow with only a young spike moving through the beans. I was responding to text messages and scrolling when I looked up and saw a doe bust across the beans. In behind her was the buck God had delivered to me. When he stopped at 85 yards I squeezed the trigger on dads gun. My heart was racing so fast and my emotions were about to get the best of me. He ran 50 yards before piling up. When I walked up on him it all hit me. I had harvested a trophy buck with my dads gun. I couldn’t believe how it had happened. I took a few minutes to think about my dad. How if he was still with us that would have been his deer. Just three weeks before he passed he asked me if I had him a spot picked out to hunt this year. I said that I sure did. That spot was the same spot I killed my deer this morning. I thank God so much for one more great memory of my dad. Sorry for the long post. My season is complete. Thank you dad for all you taught me in life and in the deer woods. I love you.
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  2. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

    Nov 21, 2006
    Fisherville, KY
    Congrats to you sir !! Thanks for sharing your story !!
  3. supergoat80

    supergoat80 10 pointer

    Aug 31, 2012
    Nice deer excellent story.
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  4. BubEastKY

    BubEastKY 6 pointer

    Sep 16, 2016
    That’s what it’s all about right there! Congratulations on a priceless trophy!
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  5. huntmadd

    huntmadd 8 pointer

    Oct 2, 2003
    Henry,Kentucky, USA.
    Congrats man !!!!
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  6. tbrothers

    tbrothers 6 pointer

    Aug 29, 2011
    Amen!!!! Great story!!!
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  7. trapper perry

    trapper perry 12 pointer

    May 10, 2009
    Nice buck and great story.Im sure your dad would be proud.Way to keep the tradition going.
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  8. Meatstick

    Meatstick 10 pointer

    Oct 25, 2013
    Washington County
    That's awesome man
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  9. invasion36

    invasion36 8 pointer

    Aug 29, 2013
    Kenton Co
    Yes sir! Thanks for sharing. Lost my dad 13 yrs ago and he had just started hunting with me. He was more of a fisherman. Congrats to you.
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  10. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky
    Awesome read. U should be proud
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  11. kyoutdoorsman

    kyoutdoorsman 8 pointer

    Jan 19, 2016
  12. Bee

    Bee 8 pointer

    Mar 14, 2005
    About all any one with a son could ask is that their son(s) would think as highly of them as you did of your Dad. Moving tribute.
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  13. baknblack

    baknblack 10 pointer

    Jan 30, 2014
    Mt Washington
  14. slicked-it

    slicked-it 8 pointer

    Oct 20, 2008
    yessir, that right there is what it's all about.
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  15. carbonhunter

    carbonhunter 6 pointer

    Aug 14, 2012
    Campbellsville ky
    Great story and deer . This right here is what hunting is all about. Made a memory of a lifetime . Just one more time God proved he still answers prayers.
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