This is the first whitetail deer I ever shot. It was a button buck. I shot it with my dads Remington Model 4 30-06 using a 220 grain bullet in upstate New York on our family property. I believe I was 18 years old.
As you can see, my deer hunting attire is rather odd. Underneath my classic military fatigues, I wore regular cotton long underwear and jeans for my bottoms. On top, I had a fleece top and a really cheap not too insulated blaze orange camo parka. Not much of a parka because I clearly remember freezing my ass off. That camo handkerchief around my neck is a good luck charm. Till this day, I wear it every time I go hunting or filming in the woods. Funny how after all these years, I remember those details.
I look kind of somber in the picture. I think I just wanted to butcher the deer rather than take photos. I’m happy my father persisted as it’s a wonderful memory to have.
I’d love to see a picture of your first deer. Please share it with all of us. If you’re sharing on Twitter, please use the following hash tag so we can all easily find it and follow everyone’s pics – #myfirstdeer. If you’re sharing it on Facebook, please add a link to your photo on my Huntography Facebook page.
For everyone else, please leave a link to your photo in the comment section below. I don’t care where you share it, I just would love to see a picture of your first deer. Hopefully some of you will be able to dig them out of storage …… Thanks all!
Hi, I'm Rudy and I'm Filming America's Whitetail Deer and Elk Bow Hunters, One at a time. You could be in our next documentary hunting film. Email me to learn more.