Down To The Wire. She Shoots! She Scores!

December 10, 2013

Well, as usual, it ain’t over until the ink dries… and the virtual ink on my last post was barely fixed on the page before the whole thing changed.  Sometimes, it’s all about that last minute effort…

Kat had pretty much given up hope on getting a buck this year, since our holiday travels and plans will keep us from hunting again until the new year (buck season ends on January 5).  Of course I’d have had her out there for those last few days, but I think she was feeling like it was now or never… and Sunday seemed like never. 

But I kept a close watch  this evening, and when I saw a buck show up to harass the does, I grabbed the rifle and told her to come on.  It wouldn’t be ideal timing, since I’ve got a ton of stuff to get done before we head out on vacation, but it would be her first buck…

I can’t give the hunt a lot more build-up than that, since the toughest part was waiting for the deer to turn and offer a good shot angle.  When he did, Kat touched the trigger and the .243 did its thing.  The shot was a little lower than we’d hoped, but with Iggy’s help I was able to follow the six-pointer to his final resting place.  Tonight, instead of leftover venison stew, we had grilled tenderloins. 

So tomorrow morning, instead of all the last minute work stuff and packing, I’ll be butchering her buck and getting him into the freezer.  Then I’ll deal with work, packing, and getting ready for a much-needed vacation!

Kat's first buck!


9 Responses to “Down To The Wire. She Shoots! She Scores!”

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  2. Holly Heyser on December 10th, 2013 08:25

    GO KAT!!!!!

    A little envious, on many counts 🙂

  3. mariandeer on December 10th, 2013 09:57

    My congrats Kat! So happy for you and enjoy your vacation! Merry Christmas to you and Phillip! 🙂

  4. Kat on December 10th, 2013 10:16

    Thanks Holly and Marian, I was a little worried about the shot but knew it was now or wait until next year. As always, Phillip was a patient and supportive guide. And Iggy is quite the deer tracker dog. All in all I had a great team with me.

  5. Peggy on December 10th, 2013 12:09

    NICE JOB! Congrats Kat……Love the pic. Enjoy your vacation knowing you’ve got some nice meat in the freezer.

  6. Matt on December 10th, 2013 12:36

    Congrats to Kat and glad to see you’re still at it!

  7. JAC on December 10th, 2013 12:58

    Hey, Kat! Well done!

    Hope to see you guys in the new year.

  8. David on December 10th, 2013 18:40

    Great job Kat!!!!!!!!

  9. ian on December 11th, 2013 11:33

    Way to go Kat!