Here is a story sent in from Jackie Gross while Colorado Deer Hunting!!! She is also in the running to become the 2012 National Woman Huntress,
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Jackie killed her first Mule Deer Buck on 11/06/11! It was so amazing!
The storms came in and it was cold and windy. We glassed over a canyon and finally found a buck that was bedding down. It was cold and we waited for an hour and as soon as he stood I found myself without a shot. He moved away from us and bedded further down in the canyon. More waiting took place, it was so cold, my feet got numb and my fingers. I don’t know if it was the cold, the wind, the snow melt or the Adrenalin but my teeth were chattering and my nose was running. This time when he got up I was able to take the shot. He stumbled and took about 10 steps into an opening and I took him again with another shot. He never got back up. It didn’t want to take my eye off of him just in case. (the Adrenalin definitely took over at this time). I kept looking down in the canyon thinking, what was I thinking to take this shot. But it was worth it. Colorado Deer Hunting is Awesome!