Yesterday, I posted a picture of Ella with her doe and today I was happy to receive a picture of Ella from her Dad, Wade, of her very first deer...a 6 pt. buck taken in November 2011 with a .223. It weighed in at 180+ pounds, he said. I love the initiating of blood on her face!
My first deer was also a 6 pt. buck and all the hunters had gone home on opening day and my husband-to-be, Bob, and I stayed after the storm let up and went in. He dropped me off at my stand and he walked down the creek from me and just about the time he sat down to light up a cigarette, I shot. The ground was so wet that the deer never heard or smelled us walking in. I got down to look for my deer and found blood and slapped it all over my face! I knew the hunters had left and decided to initiate my own self. That was the beginning of my 28 years of hunting at the age of 44.
Ella is so lucky to start hunting at a very young age. Her younger sister Miley has started hunting as well. I wish both of them GOODHUNTING in our great wild outdoors. They are two very lucky little girls and a special/proud Dad to teach them.