I don’t know if you have noticed but the number of Louisiana ladies with bows in their hands is on the rise! Not only that but the “huntress” is the fastest growing demographic nationwide in hunting participants right now. From bow hunting to setting up stands, feeders and food plots, the ladies are out to prove that they can do anything a man can do. The story of Grace Amar’s first buck with her bow is no different. Here is her story in her own words.
I actually missed a big 9 point Thursday night and my dad was really upset. Not mad but upset with himself for not telling me to use my second pin. I told him it was probably meant to be because I would shoot one today (Friday) I was right!
This morning we got to the stand 30 minutes before daylight and Dad was on a lock on above me. He said the deer were going to be early this morning because they were gonna be walking back to get some sleep. He also said they were going to be real quiet because of how the wet the ground and grass was. He was right about both. At exactly 7:00 am, we both looked up at the same time and saw two bucks quickly moving towards us.
He told me to get ready to shoot the one in front and by the time I did, it was time to draw back. I drew back and not 10 seconds later dad stopped him and I shot him with my Mathews Mission bow and Thunderhead broadheads. It was the most perfect situation and it all happened under 45 seconds or so. I can’t imagine it happening any other way. We waited about 45 minutes after I shot. We got down and found half the arrow in the high grass with a lot of blood on it. The other half we assumed was still in the deer; that it was. 100 yards away we found the 260 pound, 8 point buck. My first buck with my bow. I’m still in awe and can’t believe it. It was a great hunt both Thursday night and this morning. Two hunts I will never forget and definitely a great time with my dad.
Brandon and Grace Amar are from Hammond, LA and have been hunting together for years. Her first bow kill was a doe, exactly 3 years ago, on October 14th. Her buck scored a rough score of 133″. Grace gives all of the credit to her dad for her bow hunting success. Brandon shared his big 8 point with Louisianabowhunter.com last week; still in full velvet. I’d say these two are off to a great start!
– Justin Lanclos LABH
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