“I know it opening of rifle, but it was well worth it. It was put on by Virginia Hunter Education. We meet at the fire station where they assign my son and me a guide, who was one of the hunter education instructors and told us which ground blind we would go to. They had a property owned by Bedford County and they want to thin the herd down. They have 15 blinds set up on this parcel. We got driven to the blind and all set-up right before day break.
It was a little slow so I rattled and did a couple of doe bleats. About 5 minutes later three deer showed up at the top of a small hill 60 yards away. The first doe walked right out in the dirt trail and I grunted. My son got a perfect shot and dropped her right there. One deer went one way and the smaller yearling was heading over the hill so I bleated with the can call and he did a 180 right back towards us. So I kept calling and he came within 30 yards. He got another great shot off on a small button buck. I would not of shot a button buck, but they wanted any deer shot to thin the herd, so it was on!!
I did not even have to field dress the deer. They wanted to show the kids how to field dress a deer. It was great fun!They feed everyone grilled cheese, deer stew and chicken salad. My son had tagged out for the day so after lunch we where done. They took the rest of the kids out that had not tagged out. I think five deer where taken that morning. One other girl had taken two does. For me it was well worth me giving up the rifle opener to see the smile on my boy’s face when he harvested those deer!”