McCreery Mann sent in this shot of his daughter, Sarah, with her first deer. This was actually a buck that had already shed its antlers. Sarah, who is 8 and from Rich Creek in Giles County, shot it during late muzzleloader season. Here’s her dad’s story:
“One evening after school we went to the Blueberry Farm on Powells Mountain where we have some land leased. Sarah always wants to go hunting with me every time I go. Well that evening we were driving through the fields in my truck and we pulled into the edge of the woods where we were going to walk to a ground blind and hunt. Then Sarah screamed and pointed as the deer walked out of the woods and into the field. Fortunately, Sarah’s loud gasp didn’t scare the deer.
I didn’t even have my gun out of the truck and I struggled finding my muzzleloader caps in my backpack. The deer didn’t walk out of shooting distance and Sarah shot and dropped the deer. She was so excited but I believe I was more excited than she was! It was the best day of deer hunting I believe I had ever had! I know it was her best day!”
Congratulations, and thanks for sending in this super shot. Sarah’s smile is worth a thousand words!