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Had such a great time as always at the Rockin G Ranch in Turkey!!! If y’all don’t know I help out a little down there on occasion but I also love to hunt there myself and take my boys!!! This past weekend I took my older son Jayden who happens to have Down syndrome. @gizmo Erik drove us around the high fence area the first evening there so Jayden could look at his options of what he was going to hunt. He instantly picked out the amazing Scimitar Oryx!!! So he was up at the ass crack of the morning 5:00 AM!!!! Eagerly awaiting for Erik at his bedroom door!!! Lol we left out shortly after and began our chase!!! And a chase it was!!! Every time we got close enough to see them they took off!!! And if y’all have ever been to the Rockin G you know the country is not the easiest to walk around in. Erik led us up and down the steep canyons for what seemed to my 220 lb son for miles in the 95* heat!!! We decided to give them a break and get back on them after lunch and so we did after lunch another few miles in the scorching Texas heat!!! Jayden being a large fella and not too quick to move around was nearly about to give up!!! I never have been one to let him quit at ANYTHING!!!! But I sped up next to Erik and talked to him about getting him to pick a different animal, because I just didn’t think he could keep going!!! Well that didn’t work his mind was set on the big Oryx!!! So we kept going and decided to have Erik take Jayden and set up in an area they would run by and I’d drive around the other way so they would think we were over there, and all of a sudden I hear the boom!!!! My heart sank because I’ve never not been there when my son shot an animal. Then I could see the Oryx in the distance and I saw the big guy stumbling around and then I hear a second shot and see him go down so I hauled ass over to them and see them running over to him to make sure he was out!!!! I was so happy I was bawling!!!! He set his mind to it and was not going to give up!!!! The shot placement was absolutely perfect!!!! I can’t thank Erik enough for the patience and love he put into this hunt!!!!!!
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