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Ally Manchester Shares Her Story

I shot my buck in heels and a dress and I couldn't be prouder!
November 9th, 2014 Was the last day of my last year of youth hunting. I could only hunt from daylight until early afternoon on that Sunday because I had a funeral to attend with my family in the afternoon. I had hunted hard all morning with my father but had no luck. I came home just in time to exchange my hunting gear for a pretty blue dress, my muck boots for heels, hung my hat on the hook and added a little makeup and hairspray and was piling into the car with my two brothers and parents in no time.
On the way to the funeral my brother Logan spotted a huge buck bedded down 400 yards out in a large meadow. We were close to my grandfathers house so we turned the car around and my dad ran inside and got a gun from his safe. I got on the Ranger with my Dad. My Mom and Brothers followed in the car. When we got to the meadow the buck had been spooked off. We had no idea what direction it had headed. My Dad and I were looking along the woods line when all of the sudden we heard the horn honking from my mothers car and my brother was pointing what direction we needed to go, he had spotted the deer running.

My Dad and I drove after the direction the deer went and I was longing to get my eyes on it again. We could see it off in the distance. I got off the Ranger and took aim all while trying to talk myself out of the uncontrollable buck fever I was feeling. I took a deep breath and pulled the trigger. I shot my buck in heels and a dress and I couldn't be prouder! The buck fell into the freezing river and suddenly was being swept away by the strong currant. My oldest brother Dakota quickly undressed and swam across the river, grabbed the antlers of the buck I had just harvested and pulled it back to shore.
We all were so excited from the family adventure we had just been on together. My buck weighed 167 lbs and was an 8 pointer. I gave thanks to my family and to God. This day will remain a vivid memory for the rest of my life. 
Hunting is my passion, its who I am, it’s part of me. Its not only about the harvesting of an animal to help to provide food for our family. It’s so much more than that. My entire family are avid hunters and i couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it. My parents, Papa and Brothers have been teaching me all about hunting for as long as I can remember. If it wasn’t for their patience and love of the sport, I wouldn’t be as involved as i am. The memories and stories we are always sharing bring us together more as a family. We all have the same interests in hunting, its a really great thing. We never argue that out TV is only on Hunting shows. This year both of my brothers have gone out of state hunting with my Dad and both have been successful. Next year its my turn! Ive been lucky enough to harvest 3 bucks, 1 with my bow. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me……hopefully more bucks!! :)

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Ally Manchester Shares Her Story

I shot my buck in heels and a dress and I couldn't be prouder!

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Kylie Billado Shares Her Story.

Hunting will forever be a part of my life and my family's life for this exact reason. It's a feeling words can not describe honestly.

Talk about the rush of a lifetime to be out in the middle of the woods standing quietly with my father as you hear our dog start to bellow out she was onto the rabbit... Read my full story.
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Alex Desjardins Shares His Story.

There is this buck looking at me, I count his horns 1,2,3 bang!

Opening day 2016, 6:45 am I'm just pulling into the spot where I'm starting my day. Down near the tree line is a big o' buck staring at me. Typically my Grampa is with me hunting; however this year has been hard on him, unable to hunt with me, I went out on my own. Read my full story.
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Jordan Royer Shares His Story.

Every year hunting has provided my family with stories that will last a lifetime but so far, this is my favorite story of all.

Hunting has been a family event for me since I was little. I have two older brothers and my father taught hunter safety, so I was in the woods and learning about hunting at about 8 years old. In 2000 one of my brothers enlisted in the Air Force and... Read my full story.
- Jordan Royer
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