Most success stories you hear about these days are simply about big bucks, big bucks, and of course big bucks. There is nothing wrong with big bucks, but what really gets me fired up is to hear about the success of an everyday hunter pushing through obstacles to make a harvest; no matter what size the rack is, or even if there is one at all. I love to see “everyday” hunters finding success.
Today I want to share the story of Mike VanLoon’s first archery harvest. Mike is a new bowhunter, new blogger, and a reader of Sole Adventure. He left a comment on my last post stating that he made his first harvest over the weekend. I had to get the story and share it here with you.
“Get my third and last arrow on the string. Realize I hadn’t been holding proper form while shooting. Make a concerted effort to make sure everything is just right, and shoot. *Whack!!!!* That one sounded right. The deer took off and I heard it crash just a few seconds later. I can see my arrow sticking out of the ground and it’s covered with blood.”
Many congrats to Mike for sticking with it and making a shot count! Be sure to check out Mike’s new blog, Hunter’s Diversions.