Shooting My First Deer – Part 1

A week ago, I shot my first deer!  My life has been a bit hectic lately.  But when I had the chance to get out to the San Juan Islands for a late season hunt, I jumped on it.  I headed up on a Saturday to meet them at the marina and they took me over to Decatur Island–a small island in the San Juans not accessible by ferry.  The couple helping me hunt is the same couple that helped me catch my first salmon.

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Decatur Island to the right

We ate lunch and made a game plan for the rest of the day.  Kelli and I would head out to an area that they’d seen several deer before.  I changed into my hunting gear and off we went.  We made our way back through trees until it opened up a little bit.  We found a large tree trunk that had a log in front of it that was a good spot to sit and have some cover.

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Kelli and I waiting for deer!

One of my goals getting into hunting has been to find other women to hunt with.  It’s a lot easier said than done.  So it was an awesome feeling to be out there with another woman!  We sat quietly and the craziness of everyday life faded away.  One of my favorite things about hunting is feeling connected to the outdoors.

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First Deer!

 
Here are a few more pictures of my first deer that I got on Decatur Island!

More pictures and story to come after Thanksgiving!

I can’t wait to eat the back strap on Thanksgiving! 

Almost late season hunt time!

Life has been busy lately! I was excited to finally have a slow day to write a long post, but the weather had other plans. 

A big wind storm knocked power out at my place yesterday and we’re still without it now. The laptop has no battery life and my phone’s battery is dwindling down. So the post will have to wait. 
I’m excited to get out for the late season hunt this weekend! Cross your fingers it’s successful and I get my first deer!

I’ll leave you with some pictures of the sunsets here, the Puget Sound sure is gorgeous!