This young hunter shows nerves of steel to make this shot!
Here at Wide Open Spaces, we hear the concern from hunters almost every day about declining hunter numbers. We understand it. It's frustrating to see hunter numbers go down and to see fewer young people taking up the traditions associated with hunting. However, we choose not to dwell on it too much.
Because we also see some great hunts being enjoyed by countless young people across this nation that give us hope for hunting's future. That's what you'll see today in this video from Rip 'n Stik Outdoors.
In this video, young Luke is a stander for a good old fashioned, Pennsylvania deer drive on opening morning. When a nice buck makes an appearance, Luke doesn't hesitate and makes an impressive shot with a lever action chambered in .44 Magnum! The drive with the buck starts around the six-minute mark.
Is it just us, or did this kid have ice water running in his veins? That 8-pointer was on the move and wasn't going to slow for anything. Yet Luke did not hesitate, and he managed to put three rounds on that buck in rapid succession. That buck wasn't escaping today. This was a drive worked out to perfection and it shows why .44 Magnum is a preferred round for deer drives. It's a great, all-around brush gun.
We still can't get over the "no big deal" type of reaction this kid had after this hunt. We don't know about you, but we were shaking like a leaf our first few deer hunts where we finally got a shot off! This kid is going to kill a lot of big deer in his career if he can keep that cool demeanor every time a nice buck strolls into shooting range.
Congrats Luke on some great shooting and a great buck. Videos like this give us hope that the future of hunting in still in good hands!