Our LG brings home antelope for dinner, but there’s a story to go with the hunt. As new hunters grow into sportsmen, their interests in methods of take expand. The Little Gal (LG) has developed into quite the young hunter. This year she went beyond her traditional methods of hunting and got an amazing result. She took her bow and took her time to complete a beautiful first archery harvest.
LG has harvested multiple big-game animals with her rifle, but after competing in shooting sports, she wanted to expand her horizons. She shoots indoor competitive archery league, 3-D archery tournaments and Youth Hunter Education Challenge archery events. Through the YHEC program, there is a focus on hunting and hunting safety. She wanted to take her skills to the field.
In Colorado, the success rate for harvesting antelope during rifle season is relatively high, at 50 percent statewide. Archery season success is a bit lower, with a statewide annual harvest rate of 24 percent. That’s quite a challenge LG was setting for herself. … (CLICK HERE to read more)