by Taylor Walker
(Monte Vista, Colorado)
I am 14 and bow hunting my third year. Ive killed two deer and I have just killed my first Elk. At first when I saw it I got scared because it stared at me more than 3 minutes straight. Then it bugled and I was maybe 25 feet away and it scared me half to death because it vibrated my chest and my dad was like, "Shoot!" At first I was shaking and then I took a deep breath and i could feel the adrenaline pumping through my veins, and I shot, I hit it right in the rib cage. It was loud. Kind of like a gunshot. Then it ran about ten yards and stopped for about 7 seconds and I shot it again in the rib cage then it just laid there for about 45 minutes looking around until it finally laid its head down and died. If it weren't for this site, I probably would have went right up to it after the first shot and it could have ran away. I thank this site for making my hunting trips a lot easier.