by MarDee McDougal
(McMinnville, OR USA)
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.
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