Hi Mike: In March 2011, I sent you a picture of my deer of a lifetime (244 6/8” muzzleloader giant) for your Big Deer Blog. In the story I mentioned that my grandson had nicknamed the deer and was practicing with his BB gun so he too could deer hunt.
I'm PROUD to say that during the 2012 Iowa youth season, Ethan harvested his first deer! After a Euro mount, his trophy sits right next to mine.
Seeing the excitement on his face and listening to him retell his story is indescribable. One day we were reminiscing about his deer hunt, as we often do, and Ethan said to me, "Thank you Grandpa for taking me hunting." My 10-year-old grandson was thanking me for him giving me memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. All I could muster was, "The pleasure was all mine!" What a boy!--Sincerely, Kelly Doyl
That is about as good as it gets. Congrats Ethan and Grandpa!