The Huntress

Ex­cite­ment on first week of youth hunt

El Dorado News-Times - - Sports - By Katie Meade

Noth­ing makes me hap­pier than to see Cooper smile and I had to smile dou­ble this week­end.

Cooper was suc­cess­ful on Sat­ur­day morn­ing on his hunt and har­vested a beau­ti­ful six-point buck.

I wasn't able to take him since I had to work but he was happy to go with his pap­paw.

When I re­ceived that call and that pic­ture of him hold­ing his deer I was so happy and ex­cited for my lit­tle hunt­ing buddy.

He had told me so many times over the last cou­ple of weeks that he couldn't wait for No­vem­ber 3rd.

I was so proud of him be­ing able to place a per­fect shot and re­cover the deer quickly. He is ready for the meat and ready to see the rack on his wall.

I also want to con­grat­u­late all of the suc­cess­ful youth har­vests this week­end. We are still tak­ing pic­tures as long as you send them in to us. Ques­tions? Com­ments? Pic­tures? Send them to katiemeade25@gmail.com.

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Pair of har­vests: Layla Maza had a pair of har­vests on the open­ing week­end of the youth hunt. On the left is an eight-point Maza killed last Sat­ur­day evening. On the right is a sec­ond eight-point Maza killed on Sun­day af­ter­noon. Maza was hunt­ing with her poppy, Tony Maza, on both days, and she used a 30:06 for both har­vests.

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Eight-point: Hunter Cheatham har­vested this eight-point in Lis­bon while hunt­ing with his dad, Joseph Cheatham.

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First deer: Tris­tan Gul­ley har­vested this doe while hunt­ing with his dad on open­ing day of the youth hunt. This was his first deer.

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Eight-point: Pax­ton Brad­ham went hunt­ing with his grand­fa­ther, David Faulkner, and killed this eight-point buck.

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Doe har­vested: Eli Sauls­bury, 7, took this doe on No­vem­ber 3 while hunt­ing with his paw­paw, Den­nis Jerry.

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First deer: Cole Tay­lor, age 6, killed his first deer on No­vem­ber 3 at his fam­ily's deer camp in New Ed­in­burg while hunt­ing with his fa­ther, Matt (pic­tured on the left).

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First deer: Trin­ity But­ler har­vested her first deer, a doe, dur­ing the youth hunt.

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Six-point: Cooper Meade, age 6, took this six-point while hunt­ing with his pap­paw, Johnny Her­ring, on No­vem­ber 3.

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Ten-point: Hay­den Ball, 11, took his first buck at Hills­boro deer club. The buck is a 10-point.

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