My father was so proud that I was finally seasoned enough to go our first deer hunt with him! He took a full weekend off work so that he in addition to I could go shopping for all of our hunting supplies that I was going to need! I wasn’t sure that I enjoy the method of going deer hunting, but I love the method of being able to spend a weekend in the woods with our Mom! Both of us headed to the local sports store, where both of us started looking for all the hunting supplies I was going to need, then Mom found hunting vests that were in the brightest orange anyone could imagine, however the orange was so bright that I swore it was going to blind me.
He purchased me a hat the same color, in addition to a pair of coveralls that would keep me hot under any weather conditions. He then threw in a pair of hunting boots in addition to gloves that had no fingers in them, once I had all of the necessary hunting supplies, he said he was going to buy me a gun. I hesitated when he said about having our own gun. I explained to Mom that I didn’t enjoy the method of shooting the deer, however I was willing to get all the hunting supplies in addition to go out into the woods with him. If he wanted to hunt that was fantastic with me, but I didn’t want to have to shoot a deer. That was truly cool with this decision, but I guess a lot of it had to do with the fact that I was still only 12 years old.