“Take your kids hunting and you won’t have to hunt for your kids!”
Two weeks ago in my October 10 post about the early life of my cousin Donald, I began with a family photo showing two Peacock brothers: his father Adam Peacock and my father Arthur Peacock.
A week ago in my October 17 post I wrote about and published photos of my two humorous brothers Adrian and Joe.
In earlier posts I have written about and shown photos of our two sons, brothers Sean and Keiron Peacock.
Now this week I am publishing a follow-up mini-post about younger Peacock brothers: Ben and Levi. It is a press release written by their father Keiron to announce the boys’ success in this year’s Oklahoma youth deer hunt. It is hoped that the press release will be published in the local newspaper, the Sapulpa Daily Herald.
Peacock Boys Take Deer in Oklahoma’s Youth Season
By Keiron Peacock
Two young Northeast Oklahoma hunters from Sapulpa, Ben and Levi Peacock, are off to a great start this deer season.
Ben Peacock (age 10) took the first deer of his life on the opening day of Oklahoma’s youth rifle season. Youth season ran from October 19 through 21, 2012, this year. Ben took the deer, a young seven-point buck, on private land in Okfuskee County with an amazing 131-yard shot. Ben was firing a Ruger American Rifle in .243 caliber. The buck field dressed at 100 pounds.
Two days later, his brother Levi Peacock (age 12) took a 90-pound doe, field dressed, with a Howa .308. Levi was hunting on the same land and took his deer with a 73-yard shot. It was Levi’s fifth deer in his young life.
The boys’ father, Keiron Peacock, said that he could not be any more proud of his boys and the shooting skills they have developed in a short period of time.
The boys have an exciting year yet to come. They have both been drawn for a special youth hunt in Okmulgee WMA (Wildlife Management Area), in which they are allowed to take two deer. They also both plan to hunt with their father in Oklahoma’s regular rifle season, which runs from November 17 through December 2, 2012, as well as participate in the special antlerless season during the Christmas holidays.
Note: Below is a photo of Ben and Levi’s father Keiron dressing a deer from an earlier season. Keiron is using the same block and tackle that his grandfather Arthur and his two uncles Adrian and Joe used to dress cattle on their family ranch in Selma, Arkansas, in the 1940s and 50s. I mentioned this fact in my previous post titled “My Two Brothers: A Humorous Pair.”