This album is dedicated to my grandson Hunter. It is pictures of us doing some fun stuff together.
Here is the view Hunter and I have from the new stand looking out into the field. This is an awesome stand.
All the hard work and preparation paid off big time during our Thanksgiving week of hunting. Hunter bags this 3-point and I tag the 8-point the same morning from the new stand. It was the perfect end to a great week of doing "Man Stuff".
In the summer of 2014 as we always do, Hunter and I started on a new deer stand.
I had taught Hunter to weld last year and he did part of last years stand. This year Hunter welded the entire stand up him self. He is really pretty good at being only 11 years old and with no more practice than he gets.
I don't think OSHA would approve of this method...... Hunter is now back home and in school, leaving it up to me to get it completed and up by the time Deer season rolls around.
This past Labor Day holiday weekend, I decided I had better get going on completing Hunters stand as time is growing short. I welded up the leg receivers and then Walter and I started with the insulation and plywood to cover the stand.
Here is the finished product, and as always, trying to make things better, this one is completely insulated, this box should be quite comfortable in the cold N.C. winter.
I fabbed up the legs and braces out in the parking lot before transporting the stand to the woods. We re-assembled them on to the stand on site and then used the JD to pull the stand up on it's feet.
Here it is, 24 feet off the ground. I can see 3 mountain ranges from this guy. It's awesome! We will see how it works out here in a couple of months.
In the summer of 2013, Hunter and I started on a new deer stand.
I gave Hunter about 10 minutes of instruction on the wire welder and he took to it like a duck to water, welding up a storm.
Here is the finished product.
This side of Hamby Moutain is the location we decided to put our new stand.
Notice how "rough" the great white Hunter has it in the new stand!
Yet, again, hard work and planning pay off for Hunter as he bags this nice 8-point.
One shot, one kill.
Hunter takes his trophy from this hunt, the 8-points grocery bag!