The Hunt That Started It All

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Growing up I was a typical child playing with Tonka trucks, bicycles, Legos and BB guns. My parents told me never to shoot animals with my gun unless I was going to eat them. One morning, I decided to shoot a rabbit in my backyard. When I brought the animal to my dad, he looked at me with a smile. Dad proceeded to show me how to clean the animal and prepare it for an upcoming meal. From then on I began to hunt squirrels, foxes, and doves in my father's hunting club. Hunting became almost an everyday hobby for me. Several years later, while watching television, I saw a whitetail deer hunt and the entire program fascinated me. After seeing the program, I decided to gather all the information I could about whitetail deer hunting. As the months past, as continued researching whitetail deer and longing to get the chance to hunt the majestic animal, although I was very nervous about the hunt. I recall thinking," What if I forget something or I miss the deer?" Finally, the time came when I was able to go hunting for whitetail deer in my dad's hunting club.Getting up at four in the morning was not something I was accustom to but I was willing to do anything to get the opportunity to go hunting for the whitetail deer. I got dressed very quickly because the night before I set all of my hunting gear out. While driving to my dad's hunting club, I saw four deer leap across the road which made me speed up so I could get to my stand quickly. The excitement was almost too much for me to handle, but I became more relaxed when I saw the great oak trees that lined the long driveway to my hunting grounds swaying in the breeze. The oak trees made me at peace because of their natural beauty in my headlights as I passed by them. I drove for another Five minutes down the empty dirt road, parked my truck and got geared up to walk to my stand.Nervousness was setting in soon after I stepped foot on the dark gravel road beneath my rugged...

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