Just before dark, a big fat doe stepped out of the timber just 40 yards from our stand. Avery quickly found the deer in the scope and began to dial in tight. The deer caught me moving with my video camera and stopped to stare us down, 60 yards out. Avery settled in and made the shot. The deer dropped in her tracks. Avery seemed as surprised as she was excited. It had been three years since she shot her first deer, a buck, on the TN youth hunt back in 2010.
I thank God for states that allow little kids to hunt with their dads! Way to go Avery!