October 13, 2010

Killer Girls…


I had the singular pleasure of going on a women’s bow hunt with some great friends.  I realize it probably isn’t politic to say it, but I thoroughly enjoy a hunt with “just us girls”.  That’s why you’ll probably never hear me begrudge the fellas the pleasure of a “just us guys” hunt.   I love hunting with everyone, male or female, but there truly is something empowering about being around women who hunt.  Some of it I’m sure is the sheer novelty of it.  The fact is there are just less of us than the fellas! 

We were invited to bow hunt at Joe and Tina’s.  Joe had made arrangements with some of his friends to provide some extra hunting opportunities to accomodate all the ladies. 

We invaded arrived late Thursday night.  We would spend the next three days in the forest in the trees.

We were a motley crew with a wide range of skills.  Tina and Billie have been hunting for years; Bridgette and Debbi have hunted for a few years but are totally new to bow hunting; Cassandra and Amanda are totally new to hunting, this is their first season; and I’m in my second year.  I felt a tinge of sympathy for the fellows that were going to have to try to get us situated each morning!

The weekend was amazing.  Each and everyone of us came away from the weekend with new skills and new knowledge.  Bridgette, Cassandra and Amanda experienced lock-on stands for the first time and did beautifully!  (We got to experience the WONDER of a Millineum Stand- my couch isn’t as comfortable!) I’m slowly learning how to sit still and WAIT FOR THE DEER BEHIND ME TO GET IN FRONT OF ME! 

I had successful hunt, didn’t bring home horns but an ice chest full of doe isn’t something to scoff at.  (Can’t eat horns anyway!)


Brigette and Amanda both got their first kill with a bow!


Amanda scored a  beautiful 8 point, a nice first deer by anyone’s measure.


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