Paul and I braved the cold yesterday (Saturday) and harvested these does within minutes of each other -- both perfect heart shots. We had a great afternoon hanging out together and this was just the topping to that great day!
Skyler had another fantastic hunt out in the woods Saturday! She made a perfect shot on this buck...another fighter buck! This buck would most likely have been a great 8 point, but since she made this the year of shooting the "fighters," he is a 6 point buck having broken off most of one side of his rack. However, his brow tines and the G2 he has are both very impressive! He is a mature buck -- 3 1/2 years old. When we skinned him out we found out how he most likely broke his rack...he had a fairly fresh wound (and his antler break appears as fresh) where a tine from another buck jammed into the side of his neck, causing quite a hole! I can't believe the kinds of wounds we find on these deer...they are tough! We are so proud of Skyler for the poise she shows while out on hunts...she passed on many deer before deciding this was the deer for her. Skyler did have one other buck she would have liked to have shot but he didn't come in range and I never heard her complain about not getting a chance at him. Congratulations Skyler on a great buck to finish up a great deer season!!
Our life can only be described as a hunting focused family. We spend the entire year with a drive many consider above and beyond preparing for those few moments when flint meets steel or arrows are set to fly. The final product is always worth the countless hours of preparation. Welcome to our lives.