Tyler Karel, 8, took home a birthday present on December 26 when he bagged his first buck. He killed the 7-pointer with a .243 in southern Warren County. Tyler is the son of Nathan and Jenny Karel.
Beth Martin, 10, shot her first deer while hunting with her father, Robert Martin, at Long Lake in Warren County on December 9. The doe weighed 115 pounds, and was shot with a .243 from 60 yards away.
Emily Phillips, 9, shot this 7-pointer while hunting with her father in southern Warren County on December 19. Emily made the 70-yard shot with a .243 rifle. The deer had a 16-inch inside spread and weighed 180 pounds. Pictured with Emily is her father, Chad Philllips. Emily's mother is Zena Phillips.
Michael J. Croisdale bagged two deer this season. the 13-year-old Vicksburg resident shot a 135-pound doe, his first, during the youth weekend at Magnolia Hunting Club. On December 19, he took a 162-pound doe north of Vicksburg. Michael is the son of Cassie Croisdale Samith and Lane Smith, and gradson of Bob and Elizabeth Croisdale.
My sincere congrats to all our young hunters in our great outdoors!