Dad shares the story of son’s first hunt!

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17-year-old Brody was ecstatic when his parents told him about his upcoming mule deer hunt. He grew up in a hunting family, but the opportunity had not been available for him due to health reasons. 

“Brody’s guides Jeff and Erik took him target practicing until he felt confident shooting the rifle. We got up at the crack of dawn and used the spot-and-stalk method. Jeff saw a buck around 8:00 a.m., but it moved out of our site, so we stopped the ATV and looked down over the ridge. We saw the first buck now with a bigger buck. Eric said to Brody, “Take a shot!” Before long, the 7-point mule deer with a drop tine on each side was down. I have never seen my son smiling like this!” said his Dad.

Later that afternoon, Brody and his Dad went fishing and reeled in over 20 rainbow trout. They said their goodbyes in the morning then headed home to be ahead of the freezing rain and snow in the forecast.

Many thanks to Erik Schmitz and Jeff Forsberg for their generosity in making this young man’s dream come true. Also, Colorado Taxidermy Association, Inc. and Non Typical Taxidermy for donating the mounting.

Congratulations to Brody on his trophy mule deer and the fond memories and camaraderie shared with his Dad and newfound friends. God bless!