“My children have lived the farm life and just never got to experience hunting,” said Sara. “I was excited to hear there were deer hunts available for them.”
Klara,9, and her sister and mentors Scott and Bailey quietly entered the blind. Klara said, “I didn’t know at all if I would get a deer, but I was excited!” As the sun was setting, deer started coming in from the hardwoods to the open field. Then with only ten minutes left of the hunt, a buck joined the does.
“We were trying to estimate how many points it had; we thought it was an 8 or 9 pointer. The buck was sniffing around everywhere, and we waited for it to get closer,” said Klara.
Scott motioned for Klara to take the shot soon as the buck was in shooting range. She looked through the scope, put the crosshairs on the buck, and squeezed the trigger. The 9-point buck jumped and ran about 75 yards and dropped. Bailey yelled with excitement, “She smoked it!”
“I was relieved that I got it because it was my first deer and first-time hunting. I am excited now for my brother Kaleb to go hunting and see if he gets a deer.”
“I love that my daughter got a 9-pointer; I told her one point for every year she is! Being in the outdoors, she walked the circle of life and went out and provided food for the family.”
The following Friday, Kaleb, 11, and his mentor headed out to their blind in hopes of getting their chance at bagging a deer. But, unfortunately, Kaleb said, “We only saw deer far away in another field while we were getting into our blind.”
The next day, not long after they settled in, deer entered the field. Kaleb said, “We saw a few does, but after a while, they went back into the woods. Then we saw two deer on our left side, but they didn’t stay long.”
Through their binoculars, Kaleb and his mentor, Scott, saw the deer that had gone into the woods earlier coming back into the field. Scott asked the young man if he wanted to take one of the doe, and he nodded his head yes!
Kaleb looked through the scope, put the crosshairs on the doe, and squeezed the trigger, and it only went out 20 yards and dropped! He was so excited and started yelling, “I did it! I did it!”
“I was happy when I saw my deer, and I helped Scott carry it out of the field to his car!”
“Take your child hunting; it’s a great experience, and it teaches the kids exactly where food comes from if they do not know. There is a satisfaction for our children to be able to provide for their families, especially at a young age,” said Sara.
Congratulations to Klara and Kaleb on getting their deer and treasured memories shared in blind with their mentors Scott and Bailey! Thanks to the family who donated their property to make their dream come true. God bless!
If you are interested in getting involved or know of a deserving child or veteran, don’t hesitate to contact USSA.