Sunday, January 4, 2009

1st Time Huntin'

Hunter got to go hunting yesterday afternoon for his first time. A friend of ours called and invited Hunter to go along deer huntin' with him since the season is almost over. Hunter has been wanting to go on a real hunt for a couple of years now. So, Seth and Hunter (aptly named, don't ya think?) loaded up and drove out to the huntin' spot and met our friend Mickie and his daughter Kaitlyn. They sat in the deer blind for about an hour before seeing anything at all. Mickie is the only one who could do the shooting at this point for many reasons, but Hunter got to sit up there with him and watch for deer. He brought his new binoculars for the occasion!
Anyway, after about an hour, they were ready to give up because the sun was going down. Then all at once a spike came up from the left. They were expecting one to come from the right, so they were very surprised. After a direct hit that Hunter got to witness, the young spike dropped and SUCCESS! I can only imagine from their descriptions how excited Hunter must have been. Of course, after that excitement came the "fun" part. Hunter got to learn how to gut the deer and such. They will go back over to Mickie's house today to process the deer. We get to share the meat with him. Next time, maybe Hunter will get to really learn and practice his skills with a rifle. He is already ready for next season!

1 comment:

Kevin and Rachel said...

Poor deer - he's just a little guy! I'm not cut out for hunting, but I'm glad Hunter had a great time. :)