Today was opening day of hunting season for deer with a rifle. Chris has gone the last few years with my brother but always seems to let Jake take the shot since Jake's been hunting longer. Well, this year Jake decided to try archery and got a buck with his bow. This means that he is done for the season - which means that Jake can help Chris get a buck during rifle.
They woke up early and hiked up in the hills south of Ellensburg. By 9am Chris had shot his buck! It's a 4x4 and he got it at 265yds. Then came the hard part... they had to drag it out. And they were a mile and a half into the hills. By the time they got the buck back to the road, they'd rubbed off all the skin on the flanks on both sides. haha They're exhausted to say the least.
Chris is extatic and I couldn't be more proud of him. Carver doesn't know what exactly to think so far. But he got an up-close look at Bambi's daddy. :)
Now, I leave you with pictures. Just to let you know, there are some that are more 'graphic' than others.