Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Deerslayer at Work

This Saturday was opening day for deer season. So, even though my 13 year old son took a doe during bow season, he also took a buck during rifle season. Here he is with the buck and totally in his element. He loves hunting, nature, and old ways.

He researches YouTube for flint napping, arrow making, and crossbow plans. He has countless projects going on in our garage at any given time. He is an outdoors man for sure.

He has been influenced, just a tad, by this group of ragtag guys. In this photo you would never guess that there are two doctors, one air marshal, one Navy SEAL, several state troopers, one Secret Agent Man, and one Smalltownland insurance agent. An odd group for sure, but still a great mix of ages and experience.




Ummm.....so yeah, this means that I had to take out all of the ice cream tubs in the deep freeze to make room for one deer head. Gee....never thought I would be saying that. Glad that thing is going to the taxidermist Monday morning.



Ick....



28 comments:

  1. The old ways are so important. Looks like he has a great team to lean from there. So good to see young people interested in the traditional ways of life.
    Amy

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  2. Congratulations to your son! I know he is proud of that deer.
    I hope the head doesn't remain in your freezer very long.

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  3. Congrats to your "old ways" son! Wow! Two deer in about two weeks! A little more venison (and frozen head) than I'd care for though. You're a good sport for a "chick". :)

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  4. oh man...i don't like the deer hunting either...but grew up around it...all my cousins, uncles, grandfather, brother...all deer hunters....i know what ya mean about making room for deer meat...just this morning i was telling john about the time we were all upstairs (when i was still home in high school) and we smelled something awful...what is that? we go downstairs and it's my brother...deep frying a blackbird that he shot off the wire out in the driveway..and he ate it. my dad about fainted ( he is a doctor and he said you'll get sick if you eat that) he ate it...and never got sick.
    :-{

    on to girl talk. paperwhites... i love them..sometimes get a protest from the peanut gallery (john) cause they can have a strong smell...which i LOVE...smells like xmas to me...
    let me know if you try them...it's nice having some natural chirstmas in the house....

    kary
    :-)

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  5. Virginia - That deer head WILL be going to the taxidermist in the morning! No doubt about it! lol

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  6. Nice! I'm really glad my dad's a taxidermist. Otherwise, we would be in the poor house. My son got a sika exotic this year and even though it's not huge, my dad is insisting on mounting it for him. I'm ok with it because we have a whitetail monotony going on in our game room at the moment.

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  7. Kary - Frying the blackbird sounds like something my son would try. GROSS! I am going to try the paperwhites and will let you know how they work out.

    Michelle - I am so glad that we don't have a family member in the taxidery business. There would be all kinds of crazy stuff hanging on our walls. I don't think I could take it. lol

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  8. Cheers for your son and his team. Looking forward to some great venison recipes.

    Us farm kids are so lucky

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  9. That's 2 congrats for your son - excellent hunting ! Good to see he's learning much more than what's taught just at school - and hanging around with pretty good company too !

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  10. I remember when my nephew would hunt. He loved it. It's almost a rite of passage for small town, southern boys.

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  11. My son had a little taste of this when he was for a few months at his aunt's in Colorado. His uncle brought him shooting, hunting and fishing. My son still talk fondly about those days after two years...

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  12. Nice shot got a great animal. I hope you guys eat the meat too. There are a lot of deer in our area but most are killed by cars and trucks on the highways.

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  13. Abe - We do process the meat for our own use and what we think we won't use gets donated to charity.

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  14. Wow, congratulations to your son on getting a buck. We've been really seeing the bucks moving about here. I love the old ways and we're trying to get back there.

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  15. That's a nice one -- congrats to your boy. He sounds like quite the Daniel Boone. Mom and Dad must be so proud of him. :)

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  16. Well done to your son, he looks quite the part.
    I am trying to guess which job the deer did !!, Have a great week, J

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  17. Good for him! What a great group of guys to get into.
    That's so cool.
    Hope you can get the deer smell out of the freezer in time for Thanksgiving whipped topping...

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  18. ...i am glad you got a kick out of the fried blackbird...i thought you might

    :-)
    xx

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  19. It's nice to leave the hunting to the men. Wouldn't have a stomach for it myself. You've got a brave son.

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  20. That is a nice deer. Bow season is here also, but regular season starts the week of Thanksgiving. My middle son, who is now 28, is our outdoorsman. He is the only one of my boys that likes to hunt. He also loves to fish, build and invent things.

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  21. Congratulation to your son!My grand daughter turns 10 next month. and she's dying to go with Pop.All the local guys usually get together and kill several deer, during the season. Pop loves going with them,but hasn't really got the urge to kill one lately.I think he simply likes the comrodery and the outdoors,since he's getting older. He does speak of having another head mounted,since our last 2 burned with the housefire of 07, but we don't really have the wall space in the new house. I had too many windows put in.I guess if he really wanted one,he could put it in the basement.It seems we have both lost our taste for deer meat,so the Amish would have to take the meat.They'll take it anytime,with so many mouths to feed.

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  22. YOU ARE ONE AMAZING MOM!!!!
    I am proud of your son and what he is learning.....think it's amazing he is gaining such experiences....but oh my! A HEAD in there???
    I would get him his own freezer for sure!!!!!
    :))))
    (I wish I could be like you. My kids get fed up with my queasiness.....)
    Yay for brave moms!!!!!!

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  23. Bonita imágen de contrastes, con un bonito colorido . Un abrazo

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  24. Great Deer! Wow tell him Congrats from me : ) I have this year's buck head in my freezer too-so know you're not alone in the ick.

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  25. Congratulations to your son! Is that his first kill? First bow kill? Nice looking rack on that one.
    Looks to me like that is a great bunch of guys to be influenced by.

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  26. That is GREAT. Please give your son my congratulations!! I know he's thrilled with that buck.

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