Hunting Diary

  • Caught Off Guard - Kansas

    Our 2009 trip to Kansas started out a little rough. It was November 29, 2009 and Terry had just shot his long shot buck on the evening of the 28th. After taking care of Terry’s buck we still had to pack up for Kansas which we finished up by midnight, but we planned to leave at 4:00 a.m. With only three hours of sleep we climbed into the car and began our 1,000 mile trip. It was a long and tiring… read more »

  • My Chance - Illinois

    My heart was throbbing, my arms were shaking, and my eyes were focused. I could not believe the emotion that hit me when I knew that I had the shot. I pulled my bow back and put pressure on the trigger, took a breath, and let it go. I watched it pierce her body and she took off. This was such an adrenalin rush for me, one that I have never felt before. Robert told me it was a different type of adrenaline,… read more »

  • On the Scoreboard

    As of December 1, 2009, the scoreboard for the year read DEER=2, DANIELLE=0. I had already missed 2 deer with my bow and here it was December 1, the second day of Ohio’s first gun season. I was confident I wouldn’t miss with the trusty Thompson Center. It was a bit chilly as we headed out for the afternoon hunt, but I was all bundled up in my C4 suit. We hadn’t been set up long before… read more »

  • First VICXEN Harvest - Ohio

    This story starts back in October during the all women’s hunt at Eagle Lakes Outfitters. Ralph and Vicki walked into Ted and Tina’s house with their arms filled with brand new HOYT VICXEN bows for each of us. I couldn’t believe it! I was so excited not just because I had a brand new bow, but because HOYT designed a bow specifically made for the female hunter! I couldn’t wait… read more »

  • Didn’t Expect It - Ohio

    Jeff Becka and I have been hunting and filming for over a decade, and although Jeff has several trophies on his wall and a few kills on tape, you might say he was in a slump. Three years ago we were lucky enough to be invited to be part of the Archers Choice Posse, and since that time I have enjoyed my share of success. It seemed that in recent years, every time we were able to take an animal on film,… read more »

  • Last Day - Virginia

    After a good start to the 2009 deer season, some success during bow season, and a great early muzzleloader season, our general firearms season was pretty slow with lots of rain, warm temperatures, and little deer movement. We almost didn’t hunt on the last day (Saturday, November 28), because we had to pack and get ready to leave for our annual trip to Kansas the next morning. The morning hunt… read more »