Monday, November 17, 2014
Once again Miss Serenity has hunting boasting rights. She is our most faithful hunter (she LOVES it) and has been rewarded with a buck that is even bigger than last years catch.
This year Serenity hunted in an open field with no discernable cover. In order to get into the field before the deer came up the draw, Serenity borrowed Sir Knight's ghillie suit and SSG and staked out her little plot of land just before evening overtook the daylight.
First, the doe's ventured into the field, grazing while their ears twitched, alert for possible danger. Satisfied that there was no immediate threat, a buck gracefully trotted to join his harem. Two hundred yards away, Miss Serenity followed the buck in her site. Adjusting the windage, she slowed her breathing, set the first trigger and then gently squeezed the second trigger. Two ragged steps and a somersault later her trophy lay on the ground.
Within minutes, Serenity had called home and Sir Knight, Master Hand Grenade and the two little children were by her side, preparing to gut her kill and haul him home (she shot him just across the road from the shouse). An hour later, he had been gutted, skinned and hung in our shed.
As evening fell on Little Shouse on the Prairie, Miss Serenity regaled us with her newly minted hunting stories and we thanked God for His wonderful bounty.