For hunters, few things in life compare to the experience of watching your child find success in the deer woods. BHOD prostaffer, Clinton Fawcett, recently experienced just that while sharing the deer blind with his son, Avery, in search of Avery’s first buck with a crossbow.
“Taking my son hunting has been one of the top things that I have looked forward to as being a parent,” says Fawcett. “I was deer-crazy the first day that my dad took me. We have always had a great relationship that was strongly bonded with hunting, so as you can imagine, I have struggled with wanting to make my son go with me. But I know that as a parent I need to just let it happen.”
With the weather cooperating just right for a sit in one of Fawcett’s favorite spots, he and Avery made their way to the woods. The goal was simple that night for Avery. “He just wanted to kill a buck with ‘see-able’ antlers,” says Clinton.
After a few mishaps with forgotten gear, Clinton and Avery finally made it to the blind for the evening sit. Watching squirrels eating radishes in the food plot helped pass the time until the first deer, a doe, stepped out into the field.
“The doe fed around for about 5 minutes before something in the timber caught her attention. She kept looking back across the plot into the timber, and sure enough, out walked a nice 2-year-old buck. With Avery’s goal simply being a buck with ‘see-able’ antlers, this buck was a nice upgrade. The buck made his way across the food plot and was quickly approaching our setup. Avery was shaking so bad, the whole blind was starting to move. I stopped the buck when he walked in front of our blind at 10 yards, and Avery made a great shot.”
“Avery is still on cloud 9 – and so is dad.”
A big congrats to Avery and Clinton on a great buck and memories that will last a lifetime.
Watch for this hunt coming soon on the Bowhunt or Die web show at Bowhunting.com.