Last Friday during the IL shotgun opener my son Kolby, got his first deer. It was a nice 8 point buck that dressed out at 175 pounds. He missed a turkey last spring and hit a small buck in the youth season that is still showing up on trial cams. He deserved this deer in my opinion. Although I will hunt until the end of the season I can actually say my season is complete....I accomplished my goal. You can tell by his smile he is pleased as well.
Bucks and does alike, if I ever lose the rush leading up to and after a kill, I will hang it up. Knowing me, that will never happen.