Youth Hunt

This morning I woke Katy up before sunrise to head out for her first deer hunt. She bounced out of bed and was ready before I was. Although she wasn’t feeling her best the excitement overwhelmed any of the symptoms of an oncoming bout with the flu.

The normal sparkle that shines in her eyes just wasn’t there this morning. Her stomach was aching as we headed down into the holler before sun up. We nestled in with our backs to a large oak and our faces in the wind. She did an excellent job of being still and quiet as we watched the forest come to light. Although we didn’t hear or see any deer and she wasn’t feeling very good, she hung in there until her stomach wouldn’t allow her to continue.

I think her face says it all when we made it back up to the house. It wasn’t long before she was stripped down to PJ’s and snuggled on the couch with a touch of fever. Depending on how she feels later this afternoon we might head out to her Grandpas and Uncles farm to hunt with them.

She really was into what she was doing this morning. Following every instruction and remaining calm and patient. She quickly learned that there is more patients involved with deer hunting than fishing. Her whole attitude was great considering all.



  1. karl said,

    January 4, 2009 at 6:43 AM

    sorry katy isn’t feeling well. i looked like a good time regardless.

  2. edifice rex said,

    January 4, 2009 at 8:59 AM

    Yeah, you can tell she didn’t feel good in that last photo. Hope she is better very soon.If those are Carhartts you have on, I have the same ones/color! ‘Course, I’m sure mine are much smaller. they sure are warm and comfortable though.

  3. Woody said,

    January 4, 2009 at 10:15 PM

    Karl..she was bummin Saturday morning. It’s no fun trying to sit still when your guts are twisting.Annie..That last picture said it all! She made a wonderful rebound in the afternoon though.I sure hope my bibs are smaller than yours…lol I’m not fat..I just have a lot of mass.

  4. Kush said,

    January 5, 2009 at 6:28 AM

    Great to see you and your daughter out hunting, even if she was a bit under the weather. My middle daughter wants to take the Hunters Education class this summer so she can come hunting next year.Happy New YearsKush

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