For three years father and son, Richard and Justin, have been hunting the Wild Rocking P. This year Justin took home a trophy 201-inch, 186-pound buck.
On the second afternoon, a mature 6.5 year old walked out and both knew, this was something special. "Buck of a lifetime" Richard whispered. Justin steadied his new .270 Ruger No. 1 and dropped the massive buck cleanly. Both father and son experienced the adrenaline rush walking up on the fallen buck, he was bigger up close.
After weighing, measuring, caping, quartering and storing the massive buck, they celebrated, ate a fabulous dinner of baked ziti and retired for the evening.
The next morning, Justin slept in. It was time for Dad to get his buck. We headed out at 5:am for a 6:30 sun rise. Watching until 8:am we saw blackbucks and whitetails come and go, then a nice 9 pointer walked out with an 18-inch spread, Richard steadied his rifle and harvested the buck.
On their final day, the father and son returned to the field for a final hunt and Richard dropped a fine 8-pointer with 17-inch spread.
After four amazing days of hunting and carrying on a Czech family tradition of hunting that stretches back generations, they had plenty in the cooler. After every harvest they called Richard's dad, "Pop", back in upstate New York to share stories and pictures.
Check out their first and second year stories. Is it time to start or re-start your family traditions and make memories of a lifetime?