Tuesday, January 26, 2016
I started shooting a bow when I was in 6th grade. I enjoyed shooting a bow because it is a lot of fun and you can do it easily in your back yard. When I first started bow hunting it was a lot more challenging than deer hunting with a shotgun. Instead of quitting I continued to try hard and get better. It took me one whole season of learning from my mistakes to finally kill a deer with my bow. After the first season of no success I was very disappointed. I went out one evening and went to a stand that I had been waiting to go for in he perfect weather conditions. About ten minutes before shooting time I saw some does headed my way on a trail. I knew if the deer stayed on the trial they would come right beside me at twenty yards. I was so nervous but I knew I had to stay calm if I wanted to kill the deer. It started to get really dark then she finally stepped out in an opening. Before I shot I tried to calm my self down so I could make a good shot. After I shot I could tell that I had finally made a good shot and I had so much adrenalin built up. I waited on Morrie to get to the stand so we could start tracking her. It didn't take long for us to find her and I was so excited that I had finally killed a deer with my bow. When I look back on it I realized that it isn't all about killing one it is more about learning from your mistakes and becoming a better more successful hunter.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
On Monday morning Jake Step and I went coyote hunting. We tried calling some in at my uncles house first where we normally see them. After about 25 minutes of calling we did not see any coyotes so we decided to move on to the next spot which was north of town. We did not call in any coyotes at that spot either. It was zero degrees and we were both cold but we decided to go try another spot that I have not coyote hunted before. When we got to the spot I thought it looked really good and we would have a good chance of calling one in. After about 13 minutes of calling I saw a coyote coming in on the other side of the field. I got Jakes attention and told him to get ready to shoot. The coyote stopped at about 150 yards in the field and I told him to shoot because he had never killed a coyote before. When he shot the coyote started running and it acted like he had hit it so we went to the other field to look for blood and see if he shot it. We found blood right where it was standing at so we started tracking it. After tracking it for an hour and half we had to give up because we could not find anymore blood.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
This morning we had a successful goose hunt. Jake Step, Preston, and me went goose hunting this morning. Last night we had to prepare all of our hunting gear so we would be able to hunt this morning. When we got everything set up it did not take long for the geese to start coming in. The first few groups that came in were to far to shoot. We finally had one group get close enough so we all got up and started shooting. We only killed one goose out of that group. There were a lot of birds flying in our area but most of them never even looked at our decoys. We ended up killing five geese total. Even though we did not kill our limit it was still a very exciting hunt.
Friday, January 8, 2016
My grandpa got me started hunting and fishing at a young age. He helped me learn to shoot better and sit still for a longer amount of time. I started squirrel hunting with him and I realized how much fun it was. After I started squirrel hunting I wanted to try deer hunting. I went on my first deer hunt in fourth grade and I was instantly hooked. I was hunting with an old single shot 20 gauge. I had missed a small doe the first day of season. I was disappointed after the first day but I decided to go back out the second day and a four pointer walked out in front of me at about 30 yards. I started aiming at him and waited until he turned broadside and I took the shot. I was so excited to see that he dropped as soon as I shot him. I felt so accomplished after I shot him and everything I had worked for had finally paid off. I knew after I shot him that I would be hooked on hunting forever.