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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Caitlyn's first hunt

Caitlyn went to the deer lease with her dad for the first time this weekend. I got a wake up call at 7:00 am this morning from Caitlyn. She was very excited to report that daddy had shot a deer and they were going to eat it! BTW, she will wait until it is processed and cooked!!!

Jeff said that Caitlyn was a trooper. They didn't get to the trailer until 11:30 last night and they had to get up at 5:30 this morning. To top it off it was only 37 degrees. Thank goodness for the new insulated boots and jacket and long underwear!

They were able to get into the blind just before sun up. Jeff had everything ready to help keep Caitlyn occupied and warm. He had a DVD player and a portable propane heater.

But luck was on their side. Just after getting into the blind and after the sun rose, Jeff spotted three does in the feeder. A young buck chased off two of the does but Jeff had the opportunity to shoot the remaining one. He asked Caitlyn if she wanted him to shoot it. She said, "Yes daddy. Shoot it. Let's eat it!" BAM!

In the picture above she wouldn't stand any closer to the deer and Jeff wouldn't push it. It was a really great time for Caitlyn to be with her dad, experience deer hunting and be successful in a short period of time. It might not be a realistic deer hunting experience but it will leave her wanting to go back for more and that is what we ultimately want.

Jeff was totally pumped up. This is a text I got. 100 bucks at bass pro shop, 40 dollars in snacks at walmart, daddy's little girl dressed in camo at 530 am, priceless

Jeff did say that Caitlyn did ask for me repeatedly on the way to the deer stand but was completely over it by the time they got there. I was just pleased to hear that he carried her the whole way there. She is getting so big but it can still be scary when it is dark out in nature. Her dad had been preparing her for the dark so she did great with that though.


  1. Wow how awesome!!! I love your writing, Jeff's texting, and Caitlyn's big smile! I'm impressed.

  2. How cool!!!! Chris and Presley were looking and this and now he is chomping at the bit to get her out to our land :)

  3. Oh my goodness, I can't believe how brave she was to go! Happy feasting!