January 07, 2017 at 12:14pm
After missed opportunities in past years my 16 yr old daughter Averie Williams braved the wind, rain, and cold one afternoon on our South Central Arkansas hunting lease to finally connect with a buck of a lifetime. After sitting in our box stand for two hours with the wind whipping the rain in a beautiful buck stepped out at 275 yds. She eased her Remington 270 out of the window and showed me how it was done. Waiting patiently as the buck turned towards us and walked to about 200 yards. He then made a turn to the woods. With a command from me to shoot now she squeezed the trigger and that buck didn't take another step. She dropped him in his tracks. The excitement and celebration was epic. I've been a deer hunter for about 10 years and have never had the opportunity at a buck like this. But, sitting there witnessing her place a perfect shot and falling in love with this great sport was better than me shooting ten trophies. It was a proud day for both of us and one we won't soon forget.