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11 year old grandson gets first

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Bode 06-Dec-17
woodshavins 06-Dec-17
Mountain Man 06-Dec-17
throwback 06-Dec-17
Butch 06-Dec-17
Burly 06-Dec-17
throwback 06-Dec-17
PECO 06-Dec-17
Ken Williams 06-Dec-17
longdraw 06-Dec-17
Squirrel Hunter 06-Dec-17
Kodiaktd 06-Dec-17
Bob W. 06-Dec-17
highplains 06-Dec-17
GF 06-Dec-17
Matt Ewing 06-Dec-17
Caughtandhobble 06-Dec-17
mgerard 06-Dec-17
warden415 06-Dec-17
StickandString 06-Dec-17
Barber 06-Dec-17
reb 06-Dec-17
Pa Steve 06-Dec-17
Bowguy 06-Dec-17
Homey88 06-Dec-17
longbeauxman 06-Dec-17
RymanCat 06-Dec-17
westhaven 06-Dec-17
TrapperKayak 06-Dec-17
Bud B. 06-Dec-17
S.M.Robertson 06-Dec-17
Arrowflinger 06-Dec-17
Boomer 06-Dec-17
Iron ranger 06-Dec-17
Danzn Bar 06-Dec-17
Buzz 06-Dec-17
BigStriper 06-Dec-17
9/10 Broke 06-Dec-17
monkeyball 06-Dec-17
Mingo 06-Dec-17
Woodchucker 06-Dec-17
Bode 06-Dec-17
KDdog 06-Dec-17
FlynW 06-Dec-17
DesertMuelys 06-Dec-17
DesertMuelys 06-Dec-17
gradymaci 06-Dec-17
yard dog 06-Dec-17
Trent 07-Dec-17
Nrthernrebel05 07-Dec-17
Steve Milbocker 07-Dec-17
Wapiti - - M. S. 07-Dec-17
CBergeman 07-Dec-17
dhaverstick 07-Dec-17
Snowshoe 07-Dec-17
Stick in TN 07-Dec-17
Kwikdraw 07-Dec-17
sir misalots 07-Dec-17
dakotaduner 07-Dec-17
Mountain Man 07-Dec-17
Jack 07-Dec-17
Riverwolf 07-Dec-17
Clydebow 07-Dec-17
olddogrib 07-Dec-17
nomo 07-Dec-17
Chance 07-Dec-17
Skeets 07-Dec-17
GUTPILE PA 07-Dec-17
stick33 07-Dec-17
uphuntn 07-Dec-17
BATMAN 07-Dec-17
Bode 07-Dec-17
76aggie 07-Dec-17
Dry Bones 07-Dec-17
olddogrib 07-Dec-17
Bode 08-Dec-17
sheepdogreno 09-Dec-17
ground hunter 09-Dec-17
varmint101 09-Dec-17
David Mitchell 09-Dec-17
Stick in TN 09-Dec-17
George Tsoukalas 09-Dec-17
Huntdux 10-Dec-17
bluesman 15-Dec-17
Mikolay87 15-Dec-17
romanator 15-Dec-17
From: Bode Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 06-Dec-17

Bode's embedded Photo

Aidan got his first deer last year at 10. I felt the turkey was going to be harder as I've always had a harder time taking turkeys than I have deer. He got lucky and drew a tag. The 5th night out he made a real nice shot at 8 yards and got his gobbler. He was one really excited kid!! I was probably more excited!!

From: woodshavins
Date: 06-Dec-17

That is amazing! Great job Aiden!

From: Mountain Man
Date: 06-Dec-17

Mountain Man's embedded Photo

From: throwback
Date: 06-Dec-17

Awesome!! It doesn't get any better than that. Congrats Aidan!! That's a heck of an accomplishment right there. Congrats to you too, Dad and congrats on Aidans deer. Please give him a pat on the back and tell him good job for me. Great picture, thanks for sharing.

From: Butch
Date: 06-Dec-17

Congratulations on your first Aiden!

From: Burly
Date: 06-Dec-17

Wow, congrats to the young man. That is awesome.

From: throwback
Date: 06-Dec-17

I misread your post. Congrats Aidan and Grandpa! My oldest grandson has four more years before he can hunt and neither of us can wait.

From: PECO
Date: 06-Dec-17

Way to go kid!!!!

From: Ken Williams
Date: 06-Dec-17

Big Time Congratulations to the young man and a proud Papa

From: longdraw
Date: 06-Dec-17

Congrats Aidan! That's a big accomplishment for a young man.

From: Squirrel Hunter
Date: 06-Dec-17

Great job! Turkey with a bow is something to be proud of.

From: Kodiaktd
Date: 06-Dec-17

Kodiaktd's embedded Photo

From: Bob W.
Date: 06-Dec-17

Nice Job young man!!

From: highplains
Date: 06-Dec-17

Nice Aidan, great memories with grandpa right there !

From: GF
Date: 06-Dec-17

Hooked for sure!

What’s that bow he’s using??

From: Matt Ewing
Date: 06-Dec-17

That is awesome young man! Congrats

From: Caughtandhobble
Date: 06-Dec-17

Great job Aiden!!!

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Dec-17

Good thing he had his bow, I don't think he could out wrestle that bird! Congratulations young man!!

From: warden415
Date: 06-Dec-17

Awesome great job!!

From: StickandString
Date: 06-Dec-17

When I read the thread topic I was certain it was going to be first deer. Getting a turkey with a bow is quite the accomplishment for this young man. Congratulations Aiden on your first turkey.

From: Barber
Date: 06-Dec-17

That is awesome! Way to go !

From: reb
Date: 06-Dec-17

That is fantastic;way to go.

From: Pa Steve
Date: 06-Dec-17

Great job Aiden. Congratulations!!!

From: Bowguy Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 06-Dec-17

Very cool, congrats!!!!

From: Homey88
Date: 06-Dec-17

Congrats! Way to go!

From: longbeauxman
Date: 06-Dec-17

Awesome! Best Grandpa award to you!

From: RymanCat
Date: 06-Dec-17

Congratulations young man we are all very proud of you here.

From: westhaven
Date: 06-Dec-17

Congratulations. That's a great memory for sure.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 06-Dec-17

Aidan, that is a special harvest right there, with that bow! Congratulations! Just so you know how great that is, it took me many years of trying, until I was well over 40 to get my first turkey with a recurve. Way to go!

From: Bud B.
Date: 06-Dec-17

Very nice!

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 06-Dec-17

Aidan, good shooting! Now you have discovered the king of sports.

From: Arrowflinger
Date: 06-Dec-17

That is so cool Congrats!

From: Boomer
Date: 06-Dec-17

That’s an impressive young man!

From: Iron ranger
Date: 06-Dec-17

Way to go Aiden!!

From: Danzn Bar
Date: 06-Dec-17

Not many men 3 and 4 or 5 times your age has done that. Congratulations young man. DBar

From: Buzz
Date: 06-Dec-17

Congratulations to him on his hunt.

From: BigStriper
Date: 06-Dec-17

Congratulations Aiden on your first turkey with a Bow,I'll be 64 on Jan 5th and still no Turkey with a Bow. I haven't tried real hard,but I have tried a little.Good for you.


From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Dec-17

I’m one of those men 5 times your age who haven’t done it. Congratulations on a great accomplishment. A big ol’ ADABOY from me!

From: monkeyball
Date: 06-Dec-17

Way to go Aidan, is that an ILF rig he is shooting there?

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Mingo
Date: 06-Dec-17

Simply a wonderful harvest and congrats to Aidan!! We need more young Aidan's in the trad world.


From: Woodchucker Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 06-Dec-17

Congrats from Wisconsin! Our 7 year old son Mason says "way to go!"

From: Bode Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 06-Dec-17

Thanks for flipping the photo Mountain Man. The riser is a Trad Tech Black Onyx ILF. The limbs are the bottom of the line trad tech but they shoot great.Thanks for all the kind comments. The kid will be out here this weekend trying for another deer so will show him this at that time.

From: KDdog
Date: 06-Dec-17

Very cool! Start them young, keep them interested in all of it!

From: FlynW
Date: 06-Dec-17

Great job!!! That is very cool!

From: DesertMuelys
Date: 06-Dec-17

From: DesertMuelys
Date: 06-Dec-17

Awesome job Aiden, All the hard work payed off W/ a fine Gobbler.Well Done.

From: gradymaci Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 06-Dec-17

This Made my day.. Good Job Young fella.

From: yard dog
Date: 06-Dec-17

Awesome job !!!!

From: Trent
Date: 07-Dec-17


From: Nrthernrebel05
Date: 07-Dec-17

That is awesome! Congratulations to you both

From: Steve Milbocker
Date: 07-Dec-17


From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-Dec-17

Congratulations Aidan and Grandfather. Thanks for sharing pictures.

From: CBergeman
Date: 07-Dec-17

Congrats Aiden! Way to go!

From: dhaverstick Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-Dec-17

It doesn't get any better than that. Congratulations, Aidan!


From: Snowshoe
Date: 07-Dec-17

Big congrats! Well done:^)

From: Stick in TN
Date: 07-Dec-17

Bode, you have to give us more than 4 or 5 sentences on a hunt this cool. How about the outdoor life version. You know, "and there he was coming through the mist" kind of thing. For all of us that cant get out we have to live through those of you that do.

At least give us the low down on broadhead, draw weight, hit location, DRT or tracking job.


From: Kwikdraw
Date: 07-Dec-17

Way to go kiddo, great hunter at a very young age! And gramps is mighty fine as well! Keep up the good work guys! Congratulations!

From: sir misalots
Date: 07-Dec-17

lot of grown ups still waiting on there first turkey

Way to go!

That's a moment in time you want to cherish for sure

From: dakotaduner
Date: 07-Dec-17

Way to go Aiden. Great pictures. I bet you were excited.

From: Mountain Man
Date: 07-Dec-17

Anytime Bode Congrats to the young'n and keep up the good work

From: Jack
Date: 07-Dec-17

That is quite an accomplishment. Nice Job!

From: Riverwolf
Date: 07-Dec-17

...Congratulations Aidan , and Grandpa ;)

Such a accomplishment for such a young man ....Best with all your future Hunts !

From: Clydebow
Date: 07-Dec-17

Awesome accomplishment! Congrats!

From: olddogrib
Date: 07-Dec-17

Great job...not to mention I consider fall turkeys a whole different species (even though we no longer have two seasons) and way more difficult. Details would be nice, as I confess I haven't a clue how you get a turkey in bow range in the fall. Are decoys still effective?

From: nomo
Date: 07-Dec-17

Congrats Aidan! Good shot.

From: Chance
Date: 07-Dec-17

Bragging rights for life!

From: Skeets
Date: 07-Dec-17

Congratulations to Aidan. That is absolutely fantastic!!!

Date: 07-Dec-17

Noway my little friend That is totally Awesome

From: stick33
Date: 07-Dec-17

Wow - congrats to him! Trad turks don't come easy!

From: uphuntn Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-Dec-17


From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-Dec-17

Congratulations INDEED! Turkeys are tough to take with a bow! Hope that Y'ALL took lots of photos? Stash them in safe places so that Y'ALL can "Remember when...."

From: Bode Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 07-Dec-17

Ok sorry for the short version. The arrows are old 500 spine gold tips that I broke behind tip. I cut them at 26 inches, add a 100 grain brass insert. The broadhead was a 150 grain Wensal Woodsman. The bow limbs are marked 40# @ 29" and they are cranked all the way in. He draws about 24". Now for the hunt. I live in North Dakota south of Bismarck on the Missouri River. I have a permanent ground blind about 50 yds from the river made out of sandbags from the last flood. There are a lot of turkeys that move back and forth along the river. They like to roost in the big cottonwood trees that grow close to the river. I sat with him Friday evening till sunset but we saw nothing. The next morning my wife woke him up and he got into the blind by himself. I usually sit with him but my 87 year old mom had some health problems and I had to go there to help her out. She now doing well. Anyway turkeys came by about half hour after sunrise and a gobbler turned facing mostly away at about 8 yards. Aidan shot and hit it high behind right thigh and arrow angled into the body cavity. It flew away. He got out of the blind and ran to the house and told my wife call PaPa I hit one. She called me and I got home about 15 minutes later. When I pulled into the drive way his bow was laying in the grass with a gobbler next to it. He had left the house as soon as the call had been made to me with my German Wirehair Pointer and headed in the direction the turkey had flown. About 50 yards from the blind he heard flapping and looked up to see his turkey take off from up in a cottonwood tree still with arrow in place. It flew about 40 yards and folded up dead. He was one excited kid to say the least.

From: 76aggie
Date: 07-Dec-17

Great job Aiden!

From: Dry Bones
Date: 07-Dec-17

Congratulations to both of you.


From: olddogrib
Date: 07-Dec-17

Even more shock and flock busting, no assembly yelping, no decoys. I won't share how long I've wanted to take a turkey with a bow....and I'm old. He basically took a stand hunted gobbler at a distance the bird would have seen him blink in most natural blinds. Great job!

From: Bode Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 08-Dec-17


From: sheepdogreno
Date: 09-Dec-17

Outstanding! He's got me beat! Congratulations son!!

From: ground hunter
Date: 09-Dec-17

north Dakota deer are in trouble.....

From: varmint101 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Dec-17

That's awesome, congrats! I flat missed my only trad shot at a bird several years ago.

From: David Mitchell
Date: 09-Dec-17

OK Aidan, you gotta stop showing all us old guys up! Big congratulations to you and many more.

From: Stick in TN
Date: 09-Dec-17

Now that's a hunt to remember. Way to go Aiden and PaPa.

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 09-Dec-17

Outstanding! Congratulations! Jawge

From: Huntdux
Date: 10-Dec-17

Wow! That's something I haven't done! Sounds like y'all are living a sportman's dream! Deer, turkeys, wire haired pointers, bowhunting and children raised in the outdoors! Doesn't get much better! The boy's woods wise!

From: bluesman
Date: 15-Dec-17

Excellent a solo hunt by a young fella ..although I am sure grand dad would have loved to be there when it all happened !!!!thanks for sharing and congratulations young man !!!

From: Mikolay87
Date: 15-Dec-17

Excellent job, Turkeys have still eluded me with the bow.

From: romanator
Date: 15-Dec-17

Way to go Aidan, and nice photo Grampa!!

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