Saturday, November 14, 2009

First Deer of the Season

And Eler Beth got it!

Thomas had her in a tree where he was pretty sure the deer would pass right below her. He was in a tree a bit up the trail where he could see her. If anything came by that she missed, he'd get it.

Only she didn't miss.

First she shot her doe, which dropped right where it was. Then an eight-point buck came up looking for the doe, and she dropped it.

She says she's a bit tired and doesn't know if she will feel up to going out tomorrow, but she doesn't want to disappoint her dad. Somehow I think Thomas will understand if she stays home tomorrow. lol

They went off without any camera, but the daughter of the friend who hunted with them, and at whose house they cleaned the deer, took some pictures and is going to send them to me online.

P.S. I just read Eler Beth's post about her hunt. She did a good job writing about it. She just told Thomas that she wasn't sure she'd feel up to going tomorrow, and he said he hadn't expected her to. She is SO sore, poor baby!


Paula said...

Congratulations to Eler Beth. If she helped dress it and everything she must be tired.

Stephanie said...

Wow, congratulations to Eler Beth. We almost got an 8 pointer this morning but he was behind too many trees. Joe did get a doe, though, but she took off and ran onto someone else's property :-/

Lori said...

Paula, she helped with the skinning and cleaning, but not the actual "gutting". Believe me, she is very tired! lol

Stephanie, don't you hate when they run off and you can't track them? Sometimes no matter how hard you try, you just can't get that kill shot. I know Thomas has had to track them for a couple miles before.

That corgi :) said...

good for her!!


Barbara said...

Eler Beth is quite a gal!! It's wonderful that she and her dad share a love of hunting and outdoor activities.

Martha (Menagerie) said...

Congrats Eler Beth!

Rose said...

oh yeah I've come home to a dear hanging in my kids bow hunt.

Nelishia said...

She's so amazing! A huge congratulations to her. You both have to be so proud of her. I failed at NABLO thingy. I didn't successfully journal every day. Life got in the way.