Successful Hunt for 76 Year Old Lady
by MarDee McDougal
(McMinnville, OR USA)
The Picture of Contentment
I've hunted all my life, but, despite living in this area for the past 50+ years, I have not hunted elk "this side of the mountains". But, due to the friendship of a younger couple from my church, I found out about a wonderful Agricultural hunt they do on their property each year. It's for young-people, the first-time hunter, the disabled & Sr. Citizens. I cannot say enough good about this hunt...what a morale booster, to say nothing of filling my freezer!!! Even though I'm 76 years old...I felt like I was 26 again!! The hunt opened on December 1st & I downed mine on January 8th. Naturally the weather, Christmas, & just plain ol' stubborness of the animals limited the actual "hunt days" to about a weeks worth. AND...I'll brag a little more...the site is less than 15 miles from my home. Tough you know, but someone has to do it!! :-)
I'm REALY looking forward to applying for my special hunt tag for next season.