Whitetail Hunts in Texas –
Taking advantage of the early youth season Texas offers the sportsman, Eddie From Louisiana made his way back to the ranch so his two boys could experience their first Whitetail Hunts in Texas. Eddie and the boys made it to the ranch on Friday and made a quick check on their rifles just to make sure they hadn’t been bumped in the drive. With their guns checked all the crew could do was to kick back and relax till dinner and then for the Season to open on Saturday morning. Nick and Cole were pumped up and ready to hunt by Saturday morning. We had planned for Eddie to sit with Nick his younger son and I would start off hunting with Cole and then switch out a little here and there so Eddie would be able to spend some time hunting with both of his boys. So we made our way to the blinds and Cole and me had sat and sat and not seen anything except a few squirrels and heard some Turkeys making their way off the roost. Around 7:45 we heard a gun shot and it was close to us so I knew it was Nick and Eddie right down the hill from us. The shot sounded good and I told Cole that it sounded good we waited a few more minutes hoping a deer would show and we would get a shot as well. With nothing doing we made our way back to the truck and headed down to check on Nick and Eddie. As we pull in to the stand I can see the white belly of a deer up ahead and as we got closer I could see it was an 8 point I had been seeing in that area. Nick and his dad made their way over and after a couple quick pictures we were headed for the skinning rack. Nice shooting Nick and congrats on your first and biggest buck to date. Now we needed to find a buck for Cole and each young man would be able to harvest a doe as well. So the evening hunt came around and Eddie and I switched hunters so Eddie was now hunting with Cole his elder son and I was with Nick. I had a stand we had been seeing some does at, I got Cole and Nick settled into a popup we had been seeing a good buck out of. The evening was a little slow for this time of year. Nick and I waited and after the feeder went off I figured some deer would make there way in but nothing ever came. I decided to drive over to an area we had been seeing some deer eat acorns earlier on the way to the stands. as we made our way into the area we spooked a couple of doe and so I figured they just went off the hill to another feed location. As we made our way down the hill Nick spotted a doe and we made a plan to try to stalk her and get a shot. We were rapidly loosing light and as we were approaching getting into shooting range we heard a shot from were Cole and Eddie were sitting. The shot alerted the deer we where trying to stalk so we made our way back to the truck and went to check on Cole. When we got there I could not see a deer anywhere close to the feeder so once Eddie and Cole got out of the stand we started looking for blood. We found the trail and after a quick tracking job we found the doe Cole had taken. So with a successful opening day we made a plan for day 2. Cole still needed a buck and Nick needed a doe. We decided to make our way up to another ranch and hopefully things would be a little better there in the morning. So with an early start we made it to the stands on the way up it had begun to rain. It was kind of nasty and ugly but I knew we should see some deer once the front passed. As day broke I was back on stand with Cole and we were trying to find a Buck Nick was with his dad looking for a doe. As day broke Cole spotted a couple deer on the fence line. As we sat dodging the leaks in the stand I caught movement out of the corner of my eye and and doe ran out on the oat field behind us. As I turned to check her out I noticed a Buck hot on her trail. I whispered to Cole for him to get his gun and get ready out of the back of the blind. As he turned and saw the buck he let out a whoa man!! I told him to go ahead and shoot when the buck turned broadside. The buck was keyed in on the Doe and never even looked at the blind. Cole made a great shot and the buck plowed to a stop about 20 yards from the blind. Cole’s Whitetail hunts in Texas came to close with him taking a big 7 pointer. Nice buck Cole congrats. We took a few pictures and headed over to check on Nick to see if he had gotten a shot on a doe. We texted Eddie and they had seen deer just hadn’t gotten a shot off yet. So I decided to wait a little bit and see if they could get a shot. After about another 30 minutes or so we heard another shot ring out and we went down to Nicks and Eddie’s stand to see what we could find. Nick had made a great shot and the doe lay on the edge of the field. We loaded her up and made our way to the skinning shed. I really enjoy hunting with my boys so I knew this hunt with Eddie and his sons would be a good time. Two of the finest young men I have had the pleasure to hunt with and be around. Congrats boys on your successful Whitetail Hunts in Texas We cant wait to have you guys back for another hunt in the future.