The hunter October 29, 2012 · So this is what happened here this weekend. Actually, it didn’t happen here so much as it happened about an hour south of here. Either way, she’s thrilled. And there will be deer steaks on the menu this week. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2012 « Previous article: Fashion Friday: Edition maybe the weather is about to cooperateNext Post: » For lack of originality, I’ll call this Tuesday’s post Reader InteractionsSimilar Stories Comments Leigh October 29, 2012 at 12:12 am So, is “The Antelope of the Lord” going to have a new friend hanging on the wall? Holly M. October 29, 2012 at 6:55 am Yeah, is that going in her room? Because if it is…you need to put a lot of thought into which way it’s head is turned when they have it mounted. I have just had to rearrange my son’s room just so the freakin’ deer head is looking the right way and not staring at a wall. UGH!!! But congrats, she looks really proud! tia bennett October 29, 2012 at 7:22 am The twig in its mouth is a nice touch 🙂 Nancy D October 29, 2012 at 8:36 am I agree. Usually I have to cringe and look away at wild game prize pictures, but the twig kinda gave me a chuckle. Karen October 29, 2012 at 9:48 am MAybe it’s an olive branch? Lynda October 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm Hahahaha! Tara October 29, 2012 at 7:48 am What a delicate little flower you have. 🙂 Amanda October 29, 2012 at 7:56 am Atta girl! Wisconsin Keetha October 29, 2012 at 8:00 am Oh the hunters they are out and camoed and happy as larks around these here parts too, though none as sweet and cute as yours! Martina from NL October 29, 2012 at 8:17 am That’s so awesome! Think it’s great. I’ve been applying for the last couple of years for a moose license(we don’t have deer here) and maybe one day, I’ll get mine too! Gwen October 29, 2012 at 8:23 am I love Texas. 🙂 Now you just have to decide which living room wall you’re going to hang that rack on!!! rrmama October 29, 2012 at 8:32 am Nice job Caroline!! And do I see another set of antlers for your living room wall? Marie M.C. October 29, 2012 at 8:39 am If your husband had written a list for the qualities he wanted in his child — one who is thrilled to spend time hunting and fishing with dad — did he ever think his hunting companion would turn out to be his favorite daughter? Congrats Caroline! What a beauty! StrongerMe October 29, 2012 at 8:39 am I am not going to lie. I miss deer steaks. I don’t so much miss the hunter. Stacey October 29, 2012 at 8:59 am I am doubled over in laughter at your comment. I felt exactly the same when my parents got divorced. So true, so true. Melanie October 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm OH MY! My sentiments exactly! lol jenny f October 29, 2012 at 8:49 am I have a friend who use to supply us with deer sausage and salami.. Miss that so much. The first time my daughter tried it, I had to sneak it to her on a cracker in disguise. She was on to me, but then started asking for it. A few weeks later, as I passed our back windows looking out into our back property, I mentioned that it had been a long time since I had seen any deer back there. My daughter very quietly replied that the deer probably smelled deer on my breath! Congrats on your steaks.. Looks like you will be eating deer for a while.. Louise in NE OK October 29, 2012 at 9:30 am Very impressive. That girl will be self sufficient! You go, Caroline! Kimberly/OKC October 29, 2012 at 10:10 am How does she do when Dad field dresses the deer? Just curious because…ewww! Even my 17 year old son hates that part. Kelly Cosgrave October 29, 2012 at 10:19 am So so awesome! My husband just killed his first buck (7pt) down in Central Florida. He is going to be jelous of her big buck! How much did he weigh? Now I need you to give us some good recipes for venison so I can cook up all the meat I’m going to have….you’ll be doing the same I would assume! So excited for P and Caroline I bet she was so proud of herself! Congrats to Caroline! Gwen October 29, 2012 at 10:30 am Congrats!!! Venison sausage is the best. Missy October 29, 2012 at 10:37 am To the victor belong the spoils! Although I never cared for deer steaks, I sure did love me some venison jerky! [email protected] October 29, 2012 at 10:59 am Oooo-EEEE! That’s a mighty fine buck. Congratulations to your girl. Sheryl in WA October 29, 2012 at 11:43 am Nice work, Caroline!! Hope my daughter follows in her camo footsteps. Wife Goes On October 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm P rocks for taking his Caroline hunting. What a great memory that is for both of them. Now the Antelope of the Lord can be joined forever to the Deer of Jacob…or of Caroline. Erin Seaman October 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm My guys went out this weekend but apparently my 9 year-old had less capacity for sitting still this year than last. Although, he did bag a coyote. I guess that’s something! Nikki H October 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm Venison chili is the best!! Congratulations to Caroline and I do love that twig. Gina S. October 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm I don’t understand a culture that thinks it’s okay for elementary age children to use guns. Melanie October 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm Why? To my knowledge not a single elementary age kid with a working understanding of guns and their capabilities has ever caused a problem with one. What I don’t understand is your reasoning. It is not based on any kind of fact, truth or real world incident. P Denise October 29, 2012 at 7:28 pm As with any activity (biking, swimming, hunting), certain precautions must be learned and applied. I’m sure P does this already, but let’s remind the adults who are supervising that they should double-check that the gun is empty after its use. I know of a recent accident with a boy using a hunting gun, and he thought he had emptied the gun fully, despite his experience with using it in the past. The gun later fired unexpectedly when he went to move it. sweethardt88 October 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm I would submit that it is a “culture” of parents that choose to involve their children in the activities they enjoy and teach them not only the fun but the awesome responsibilities that come with it. There really is no need to be rude! Margaret October 29, 2012 at 2:07 pm haha! proudest moment of her life! Julie S. October 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm We have several pictures of our daughter (and son) at around that age with their trophies from here in north Texas, and I have to tell you that the daughter (28 yrs. old now) and daddy just arrived home from a northern New Mexico elk and bear hunt. Oh, the memories they’ve made!! And a big thanks to her husband, who didn’t mind her going, too much 🙂 Brittney October 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm Bet Daddy is proud!! Terry October 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm Big Mama, I had to send today’s post to my 25-year old son, just to rub it in. This is his third year hunting and he has yet to get a deer. He read the post and wanted to know if that is a silencer on C’s gun, and what kind of gun (he may have said shotgun or rifle but I can’t remember) is it? I told him I’d ask, so I’m asking. 😉 Congrats, Caroline! Nicole Glover October 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm Love that girl! Girly, and can take down the beasts. Go Caroline! Susan October 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm Maybe I need for Caroline to come and stay with me for a while…there were so many elk at my house this morning I could barely leave (this happens a LOT) Anyhow, this morning as I shut the door behind me I heard them bugling, and thought crap, I forgot to look for them (I have to do this every morning) so I quick looked around and didnt see any. Then as I was walking to my car I noticed the traffic up on the hill was at a dead stop…and guess which way I needed to go?! Sure enough there were about 100 of them and 2 big bulls fighting and I just quick pulled around them and said a prayer they didnt bash into me, luckily somebody let me onto the main road so I was able to get away from them! But geez, it’s very stressful this time of year because they will attack. Beka October 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm Will you share your venison recipes? 😉 ha! Our freezer is full…oh my!