0

0

October 14: John & Jacob O'Dell

Jacob O’Dell harvested a 136" whitetail, Javelina and Wild Hog on Oct 14.  John O'Dell harvested a 140" whitetail and a Javelina on Oct 15.

Well the plans for this hunt began last year after Jacob took his first deer with his TC Contender.  It was a mature doe in North Carolina and he said it was the greatest day of his whole life!  After witnessing how excited he was harvesting that doe I decided to take him on a father and son hunt in South Texas this fall to hopefully take his first buck and see if we could make some more deer hunting memories to last a lifetime!  I chose South Texas because it is one of those magical places that has great weather and an abundance of game.  Two things I thought might make for the perfect father and son hunting adventure.
 
I spend quite a bit of time in San Antonio TX because of my job so I decided to have Jacob fly down and meet me in San Antonio for our hunt.  Once he arrived in San Antonio on October 13th we loaded up the rental car and headed south.  We arrived at our hotel late in the evening and I knew it would be a sleepless night for me as I was so anxious to film Jacob’s hunt the following morning.  So after a few hours and very little sleep the alarm went off and it was time to put on our Mossy Oak and get after some South Texas trophy bucks!
 
The morning of October 14th dawned cool and calm with temps in the mid 60’s and once in the blind it did not take long for things to happen.  Right off the bat a beautiful fully mature 8 pt buck showed up.  My heart was pounding as I filmed Jacob take careful aim with his PSE Foxfire crossbow and his Nikon Bolt XR scope.  He had been practicing all summer with his PSE crossbow and this was the moment of truth.  Well he flat our smoked the big buck!  He made a perfect shot and I knew right away the deer would not go far.  Words can’t really describe how excited I was to be there to film him harvest this deer.  After a quick tracking job it was clear the new Rage crossbow broadhead had done it’s job and we found the big buck less than 30 yards from our blind.  Let the celebration begin as Jacob put his hands on the antlers of his first buck!  Since the day he was born I had been waiting for this moment and it was definitely a dream come true!  
 
Later that day Jacob was able to harvest his first javelina with PSE crossbow after an exciting spot and stalk hunt.  Then in the afternoon he shot his first wild hog with his TC Contender Rem 6.8mm.  What a day!
 
The following day on October 15th I was able to harvest a mature 9pt buck and a javelina which I shot at 52 yards with my PSE Dream Season Evo and the best part is that Jacob was with me for both kills!
 
What an incredible adventure we had together!!  Jacob later said that it was the best vacation he has ever had!