Dads gun

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  1. columbia whitetail

    columbia whitetail 8 pointer

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    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 10 pointer

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    Congrats to you sir !! Thanks for sharing your story !!
     
  3. supergoat80

    supergoat80 8 pointer

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    Nice deer excellent story.
     
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  4. BubEastKY

    BubEastKY 6 pointer

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

    huntmadd 8 pointer

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    Congrats man !!!!
     
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  6. tbrothers

    tbrothers 6 pointer

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    Amen!!!! Great story!!!
     
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  7. trapper perry

    trapper perry 12 pointer

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    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 8 pointer

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    That's awesome man
     
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  9. invasion36

    invasion36 8 pointer

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    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

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    Awesome read. U should be proud
     
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  11. kyoutdoorsman

    kyoutdoorsman 6 pointer

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  12. Bee

    Bee 8 pointer

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    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 8 pointer

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  14. slicked-it

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

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    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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