My son killed his first deer!!!! I just had to share the news.
My husband's not a hunter either. Fortunately, my dad and one of my brothers are crazy about it. Good thing, since my son likes it. He's a true hillbilly, I guess.Good job, buddy! I'm not sure if/when my son will get to that... my husband has never hunted. He'd like to, he just hasn't made room for it in his life at this point.
You might have a point if we could eat their food supply like they eat our gardens and bushes.At the risk of alienating you. I think it is only sporting if the deer hold rifles or bows as well.
WHAT AN ABOMINATION!!!!! I would never do that to my son's first deer antlers.
So they're doing it for attention on TV. Not surprising. In other words, they aren't into hunting (I don't blame them for that, I'm not either), but they want attention from hunters.I originally saw it with some of the hunting honeys ladies on the hunting channel.
Well the more feminine lipstick oriented ones.
I don't have any family who hunt. I think the best bet, ultimately, will be a friend of his.My husband's not a hunter either. Fortunately, my dad and one of my brothers are crazy about it. Good thing, since my son likes it. He's a true hillbilly, I guess.
Do you have any family members who hunt and who could be trusted to take your son hunting? Your state may also have an organization that matches new hunters up with experienced hunters to learn the tricks of the trade. In that case, of course your husband would have to make time to go as well, since you wouldn't send your son off with a stranger.
Edit: Forgot to say thanks! I've been passing along the congrats to my son.
A taxidermist can mount just the antlers. My dad has a few sets of those hanging up in his house. I also kept the shell from the first deer I shot. I keep it with my first hunting license and a pocketknife in a little keepsake box. Congrats to your son!Haha, don't give him any ideas! The recoil from a gun powerful enough to send a bullet through bear fat would really bruise his little shoulder!
He wants me to tell everyone that he kept the antlers. (On the porch! I won't allow them in the house. You can still see pink on the inside of the piece of the skull they're attached to, gross!) He also kept the shell from the bullet he shot it with.
I wonder if there's some place we can send the antlers to to be polished and put on a plaque? That wouldn't be gross, like having them attached to a piece of the skull cut out of the deer's head is.