Paige had her first deer hunt in New Mexico. She has been looking forward to this for a long long time. She just has this natural desire to hunt. I know people think we try and make our girls hunt since Buck is such a big hunter and because we have all girls. This is not the case. Paige genuinely loves it, and I don't get it!! She evidently has more of Buck running through her veins than of me. I mean I don't have anything against other people hunting, I just don't like it I just don't like getting up at way before sun light, I don't like to be cold, I don't like hiking, not a real fun of being dirty/dusty, and I have a hard enough time looking cute in normal clothes, much less trying to "work it" it camo! But every part of me is so happy that Paige and her dad love it and they can do it together. Her hunt was practically in Mark and Traci's back yard. So Paige had lots of help from her Dad and her Uncle Mark, and cousins Drew and Shea. It really made it special that they were all with her while she hunted. Especially on the day they found her deer. She shot it on Monday night, but it got dark and they couldn't find it. So the next morning they went our early to find it. Mark spotted it laying in the river. Everyone was so happy. Paige said that her and Drew and Shea, were screaming and hugging and giving high fives. I can only imagine! It was really neat. I HUGE THANKS to Mark and Traci for all they did for us over the weekend. Mark taking off work, getting the hook-ups on some private land, and just being an all around great brother in-law and uncle. Traci cooking meals, making lunches, helping pack up etc. You guys are awesome!!!
Paige also went on a Javelina hunt 2 weeks ago. She didn't shoot one, but had a really good time with her dad. They saw over 200 deer, a ringtale cat, coyotes, and javelina. They were in hunters heaven. One day while they were out hunting Paige fell asleep on this rock. Buck really thought it was funny. Kids are cool.