Ep 69: The Story Of My First Deer

The Story Of My First Deer

I hope you’re having a merry Christmas, or a happy Boxing Day for those listeners up in Canada. Christmas has an especially important place in my heart for many reasons. Similar to Thanksgiving, I really associate deer hunting with the Christmas holiday. Like many people, growing up I’d quite often go deer hunting during the Christmas break from school. This was actually when I shot my very first deer. 

Today is December 26 and that is the exact date I shot my first deer many years ago. For that reason, today I’m going to share the story of that particular hunt with you on this episode of The Big Game Hunting Podcast.

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What We Covered

1) The events leading up to the hunt where I shot my first deer.

2) How my dad and I prepared for the hunt.

3) How I managed to close the deal with that buck.


Read the full story of that hunt and the buck at the link below.

My First Deer: There’s No Feeling Like The First Time


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