B&C 100 Class
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Custer, SD in the Beautiful Black Hills
My dad taught me to hunt when was 3 years old but all I was allowed to hunt was rabbits and squirrels. "Females" were not allowed in the woods during deer season. 6 years ago my boyfriend & I move to South Dakota and he got me started deer hunting. The first year we didn't even see any deer until 1/2 hour before sunset on the last day of hunting. I had been worried about having "buck fever" but when I saw 3 does coming up, I waited for them to get closer. He spooked them when he came to get me and get out of the woods. The next year, I got my 1st deer ever-a nice mule deer doe and 1 week later got a nice whitetail doe. My boyfriend tells everyone that I'm a great hunting partner and that we have the same hunting style and outlook. Since then, I've hunted turkeys and pronghorn and started muzzloading. I got my 1st pronghorn last year and my 1st buck. The rancher who lets us hunt pronghorns on his land has said that I'm "more man" than most of the hunters out there. And that's a compliment. I am an ethical hunter and a safe one. Two years ago there was a grandfather, father and 3 teenagers(all boys) hunting for pronghorns and when they saw the herd, the teenagers started shooting before they got close enough and there were actually other hunters in the line of fire. I had a shot last year but saw there were other hunters beyond the pronghorn I was looking at so I didn't shoot. Safety First and know what's behind what you are shooting at. Those teenagers were not taught right and I would never hunt with anyone who wasn't an ethical and safe hunter. And yes some women are better shots and hunters than most men.