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VIDEO: 12-Year-Old Harvests His First Ever Buck During Hunting Trip Near Smithers

He’s gonna remember that.

There’s a lot of ways to pass a long weekend outdoors in the Skeena region. One 12-year-old recently spent the Thanksgiving break harvesting his first mule deer. 

“I was hemming and hawing about what to do for the long weekend,” reads the description of a video recently posted to YouTube. “Ended up taking buddy’s 12-year-old out to try and get him his first buck.” 

He goes on, “We get to the spot. Sure as snuff… we spot a buck. We both lined up on him. I seen [the kid] was pretty unsteady. Told him to go prone if he can…I started to get nervous and seriously considered starting the trigger squeeze.”

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But before that happened, “I heard the signature of the kid’s 7mm_08. The deer took a step back and then took off. but not in a big hurry. We gave it some time and went looking for blood. We were having a tough time picking up a blood trail. The kid found his tracks. I told him to stay put and went off in the direction of the deer.” 

To find out what happens next watch the full video here

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Written by Skeena Strong

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