This year was Jackson's official first year as a hunter! He has been a few times already with Daddy in the blind, but this year was his turn pulling the trigger.
Hunting season started out with a bit of disappointment for Jackson. During youth weekend, he never had an opportunity to shoot. It was a great learning experience for him though. After all, the true definition of "hunting" does not always guarantee a shot. But boy, was he disappointed. In fact, after coming home from the weekend away, he was pretty down. But, it wasn't until I tucked him in for bed that the tears started rolling down. It was a little over an hour before I could settle him down to sleep! And, the irony of this situation is not lost on me...his "city girl" mama is the one consoling him on a disappointing weekend in the woods? We were both exhausted by the end of the night!
So this scenario really kicked Daddy into high gear, feeling pressure to make a good hunt happen for Jackson. He went down and set up another deer blind to give them more opportunities to hunt in different places. And well.....it was a success! So much so that he was able to shoot not one but two deer in a row! But I'll be honest, the details of this story (although I have heard them at least a handful of times) are a little fuzzy from here. They will forever be etched in the brains of Daddy and Jackson though, and that's all that matters. This boy is still on cloud 9...and the fact that he has literally provided 94 lbs. of ground burger for our family is puffing his chest up even more :). We're proud of your perseverance, Jackson!
|packaging up his meat for the freezer!|
|Heading out for the hunt with Daddy & Grandpa!|
|In the deer blind|
|Taking a short nap...hunting is hard work!|
|And there's the prize!|
|Fresh venison for dinner!|