Our Lasting Memories
I want to share with you about our hunt that we will never forget. My husband and I were out hunting opening morning of rifle season 2008. It was a beautiful morning as you can see in the pictures we were enjoying the nature around us. We had some deer come through our area and I took a doe and watched her fall. There seemed to be nothing else happening and we were debating on sitting a little longer or going to get my doe. We decided to stick around for a few more minutes and see if anything else would wander through, out of the blue my husband says horns! I said where and he was like over there and that is when I saw the biggest buck I have seen out hunting. Needless to say adrenalin was pumping and we were both on the edge of our seats waiting to see if he would give my husband a shot. He did give him a shot at about 100 yards or so, my husband took a shot,the deer jumped ahead a few paces and just stood there? My husband took another shot and this time he just stood there, my husband was in disbelief that he missed him twice when suddenly he fell right were he stood. Needless to say there was a lot of celebrating going on in that blind, we were ecstatic about the biggest buck we have seen out hunting go down. We had just made a memory that will last our lifetime and the cool part about it is that I was able to preserve our memory with the mounts of our deer. So there is the story behind the buck and doe mount pictured on the web site and business cards.
Making More Memories!
Well the excitement was building this year before the firearm deer season opened with the chance to get that big buck of my very own. I was unable to go out in 2009 with my attentions set on my new business. I was very eager to get out in the woods this year. I felt for some reason this was my year. This year I would be going solo without Daniel, which was a disappointment, but I was not going to let it hold me back on the opener this year. The morning of November 15,2010 was a beautiful morning to be outdoors enjoying the beauty of nature, without snow to freeze in yeah! Well daybreak had come around 7:00 a.m. and so did the noise of footsteps in the leaves and a few minutes later a small spike horn came in 10 yards and worked around to the swamp behind me. I could not see him any more, but still a lot of noise going on. So I kept my attention to that part of the swamp/woods and before to long I saw a deer coming straight toward me. Then I saw horns and big ones, needless to say I knew that it was a shooter buck and a wall mounter for me. The only problem was just about the time I saw him he stepped behind a group of trees. I could not get a shot, all that I could see was the white band on his nose and horns when he turned his head looking around. I could here another deer milling around near by,but wasn't sure what it was. I was not taking my eyes off the buck. I could only see his hind quarters if I leaned way forward to look around the trees he was hiding behind. My heart was pounding out of my chest and all kinds of thoughts running through my head on what could and would probably happen when he finally moved out from behind those trees. I thought that I was never going to get a shot at what I was calling my buck already. He stood behind those trees which seemed an eternity, but was really about ten minutes. The adrenalin rush had come and gone and I was about to give up. I thought he was going to take of on a run when he did finally move, so I kept my cross hairs on the opening right in front of his chest. Waiting and waiting for him to move, when suddenly he decided to go, he did decide to go quickly. When all I seen was front shoulder in the scope I pulled the trigger on my trusty Seiko .308. He instantly lurched and I knew he was down. He ran about 20 yards stood there and dropped on the spot. I was on the phone instantly to tell Daniel that I finally got my buck, even though I could barely talk, because of the adrenalin pumping. I could not believe that I finally got my buck that I was anticipating. Needless to say I am still floating on cloud nine.
2013 Hunting Season!
Well this season has been the best I have had for successful hunting. It all started with archery season when I was able to take my first deer with my compound bow that was awesome. Rifle season came around and opening morning, I was able to see lots of deer and take a very nice doe. To top it all off opening night I had Daniel with me, we seen a couple really nice bucks, but they were not on the property we were hunting. We were just waiting for one to come over to us it was suspenseful. There was a small buck chasing does around. There were deer out grazing in the field with not a care in the world. It started getting dark and we were starting to give up hope as it started to get dusk. When out of no where a buck popped out on our edge of the field about 200 yards away and an adrenalin rush hit me and it was time to get serious before he wondered away out of sight into the pines. I took a shot and thought I missed he turned and went back the way he came and just stood there. It felt like eternity waiting for him to turn so I could take another shot. He finally did and I noticed that he limped so I knew I had to take him down now, because I must have grazed him. I waited for a good shot and then took it. He went down on the spot, I was so excited I couldn't wait to get over there to check out my buck. He isn't a monster, but I am grinning from ear to ear. Awesome year.