The weekend started off very well, Alexis was excited about her hunt as was I. We got up at 3:30am Saturday morning, drove for 2 hours, stopped at the Bean Pot and ate eggs and biscuts&gravy. As we are driving into the area we saw a few deer crossing the road. We get to the place we are going to hunt and UNLOAD EVERYTHING that she thought we needed We hike into the spot and set up the blind and get everything inside and wait for daylight. BTW...it was 25 degrees that morning a little cool for a 6 year old.
Daylight comes and we hear a couple of shots. Alexis asks," why aren't we seeing any deer?" I told her to wait a while and we would see something. Well 2 1/2 hours passed and she said she was bored and was ready to go. I asked her if she was sure and she said yes. So we packed up and headed to the truck. As we were leaving the area I asked her again if she was sure she wanted to go home and once again she said yes. So we headed home.
The whole state was open for juveniles this weekend, so just maybe she would still have a chance to kill her 1st deer.
So this evening Alexis comes and gets me and told me that there was a buck down at the persimmon trees! I asked her if she wanted to shoot it and she said yes. We get set up and she took aim and fired. It fell where it stood and she was yelling at her mom to come and look. She watched him for 10 minutes or so before she made the 60 yard shot. I am very proud of her!!!
We went down to where the buck lay and made some pictures then loaded him up and brought him to the house. Her mom told her to go wash her hands and Alexis said, "I can't yet mommy, we have to take the insides out."