The Witness

In From The Field, Youth by RMEF Comments

My dad and his friend were scouting for deer and found some big bucks on the hillside. So they came and picked me up after school and asked if I wanted to go hunting. My dad and I hiked up there. We scoped and then stalked the deer to within 232 yards. It was going to be my first buck, so I didn’t really care about the size. I decided to take the smaller one and had a good shot. It took us about 30 minutes to hike over to where it fell.

After we got up there, we started boning it out. I looked over and spotted the bigger buck. It was bedded down and watching us the whole time. It was kind of a creepy witness to what happened. The big buck didn’t move until my dad got within a 100 yards of him and then he finally ran away.

Lainey Bennett
Age 15
Lewiston, Idaho
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