February 08, 2013 at 11:01pm
This is hazautomach's daughter, Sara, to tell the story of the hunt. That morning i was a more hyper and alert than most times. when he had jerked up his binoculars then i knew something was gonna happen.When daddy lifted up my gun and said there was a huge buck headed our way, i was really excited. I know hunting isnt easy and i had hunted 2 seasons without seeing much. I looked around trying to find it, and he said it was coming, and courtesy to up close hunting shows, i was looking for something big. When i finally saw it, i said it looked tiny. he kept telling me it wasnt, it was huge. I said i really wanted to get a side shot for my first deer and daddy said i would have to shoot it head on. I wasnt very happy with that statement, but i proceeded to look down the scope and put the crossarrows on it and then i looked up and admitted i was scared. The he told me dont be scared, and kept telling me to shoot and finally i turned around and said,'You need to calm down, he's looking straight at us!'then he took the gun off saftey and i fired. I looked up and said'That was fast' and he said'No that was slow mo compared to most hunts' and i said 'it was fast to me'. Momma was in Hawaii at the time, and the time was 3:00 am there, and when daddy went to look for blood where i had shot, i called her and woke her up, i was that excited. When we went to look for the buck, it was easy compared to a deer we tried to track the weekend before. We saw him laying there and i was squealing, in my mind. When we walked up to it, daddy said that the buck might just be a six point because that was all we could see. When he picked up the head he said 'or maybe not' then started counting'1,2,3,4,5,' then i finished for him'6,7,8,9,10!!!!' We had to go show it to everybody, but before that daddy put blood from the wound on my face.in the picture my knee is covered up, but because my knee was under the wound in some of the first pics. SOme of the kids said i needed more blood on my face, but then i said i got plenty on my knee. Those are now my lucky pants.Im getting the buck mounted in semi sneak and its gonna look straight at my bedroom door!! When people asked me to tell the story that day, i said i didnt know because it was one big blur then. By the way, he was delicious!