Dewey County, OK
name is Tanner Black and i am 14 years old.. I have been hunting
most of my life but last year was the year i could hunt with
my own rifle. I live in Oklahoma City but i have a lease in Dewey
County, Oklahoma(nw of okc).My dad loves to hunt so that is how
i got into hunting. My favorite kind of hunting is deer and Duck
hunting. I hunt with my bow, blackpowder, and my Rifle. Before
we got our lease, i used to hunt on my dads friends property
but we didnt see very many bucks.
powder season last year it was terrible. I had the worst luck
you can imagine. First i barely even saw anything. Second the
chance i had i was kinda dozing on the ground when i heard a
commotion from behind me and all of a sudden a 5 or 6 pointer
was running 10 feet in front of me! It scared me really bad but
i got up and tried to get a shot at him but i didnt he was running
away from me which gave me no shot. I heard it from my dad all
season things started to heat up. The opening mornin i didnt
see anything. During the afternoon we decided to make a drive.
Me and my pap's sat on a hill while my dads friends Paul,Burt,
and Dennis tried to push some deer towards us. All of a sudden
i hear a Boom! i look behind me and there my dad Steve is taking
a 300 yard shot on a doe! We kinda laughed a little bit then
all of a sudden my dad says "Tanner!, crawl on your belly
over here there is a buck!" I get over there and see him.
He is about 200 yards away and the 22-250 Browning Bolt is a
little bit to big for me and i cant see the whole picture but
finally he turns broadside and i pull the trigger. I missed him!
He runs a little bit then beds down for about a minute! This
time a am ready and when he stands up i shoot and he runs off.
The doe still
is coming towards me and i shoot at her at 50 yards and miss!
She takes off up a canyon. I am really bummed out now and we
go look for any sign of blood. My dad sees him and says "Tanner
get your gun ready he might be down there" I see his white
belly and yip and holler! He was the same one i didnt get a shot
on during blackpowder. He weighed 120 field dressed and had 5
My dad ended
up shooting a 8 pointer the next mornin. I still havent got one
with my bow but out of the stand i sit in my dad shot a 9 point
160 pound deer. It grossed 160 Pope and Young. Even though if
i dont shoot anything i enjoy spending time with my dad and my
best friend Kelley Robinson which shot a 9 point during black
powder which weighed 200 pounds field dressed. I tell him he
is really lucky! But like all of us he has missed some deer.
Thank you for
reading my story.