|Dead rabbit, me, and my Mathews Mission Craze bow.
Rabbit stew, anyone?
Anyone who read my post last week from Indiana knows that we saw deer and even got some shots, but nothing to bring home. From my stand I didn’t even see a deer! Jimmy said that I should have painted my face and hands because the deer probably saw me, but I don’t think so. After I left my stand that first day because I had been sitting for four and a half hours with a damp and cold behind, Jimmy got up there and saw three does!
Oh well, it was a lovely experience sitting in the trees in the quiet. Here is a picture of my feet at sixteen feet from the ground.
The green leaves make up the top of a small tree below. Do you see the scattering of color on the forest floor? It looked like a mosaic from the stand, not so much when I climbed down.
Lord willing, we are leaving for Indiana in two days! Not only do I get to do a 14-hour road trip, I get to see my baby sister AND hunt AND enjoy cooler temperatures! Does it get any better than that? Let’s see if I have everything I need:
- Matching camo shirt and pants from Gander Mountain: check!
- Pink camo Mission Craze compound bow: check!
- Black’s Creek bow case with the pink deer plushie my daughter made for me: check!
- Pink camo practice quiver my husband made for me with practice arrows: check!
- Redesigned pink blingy spiderweb quiver with Ted Nugent pink zebra arrows: check!
- Pink Tru-Fire wrist release: check!
- Pink camo backpack with all my necessities, including OFF Clip-On, binoculars, deer grunt, wet wipes, knife, gloves, cap, scarf, face paint, harness, and other things I cannot do without while on the hunt: check!
|Natalie did such a great job on this! So cute!|
Today my husband persuaded me to go with him to our local archery pro shop. I agreed if he would allow me to stop at an estate sale on the way home. (We did, but that is another post. . .) Even though I enjoy bowhunting, I quickly run out of things to look at in the male dominated shop. In all fairness, they are trying to get more things designed especially for women. The guys at On Target Archery in Canton are a great group of guys and they even have women helping in the shop.
As we entered the shop Jimmy urged me to look at compound bow cases. We are planning a bowhunting trip to my sister’s property in Indiana in a few weeks and I need a good case to keep from damaging my bow in the car. We’ve been doing some Ebay searching but the cases are either out of our price range or they are gone before we can bid or buy. One feature we were looking for was a case with inner foam liners on both sides.
Lo and behold, I found the perfect case at the back of the store for my little Mission Craze bow. It isn’t a hard plastic case, but it has enough structure to keep its shape and protect it from whatever gets stacked against it in the cargo area of my SUV. It features a strong double toggle zipper and a brown canvas-style fabric covering, and the price was right at $42.99. The only thing I would change about it is the color. I asked the shopkeeper if he had one in pink. He laughed goodnaturedly, saying that he had actually tried to get some cases in pink! Another reason I need to start my own line of women’s hunting supplies.
Does anyone know how to get started in something like that? I can see it now: Femme Fatale Hunter Shop & Outfitting.
|Me and the Craze! (complete with goofy grin!)|
|Working on proper form. . .|