Sunday, October 19, 2008

Opening Day Gift

Written by :Alex Forsyth
This year Alex drew a deer tag for the central region of Utah. He had the opportunity to go hunting with his dad and grandpa. They went on the mountain above Alpine to see if they could see any bucks and not do a lot of hiking, well it ended up being a lot of hiking. Well they hunted for a good 3 hours and weren't seeing anything, but Alex wanted to go over one more ridge and see if there were any deer. Well to their dismay they didn't see anything, however on the way down they heard something on the bottom of a canyon and hurried to get into position in case there was a buck. Tim (Alex's grandpa) saw this buck first and declared it a big one so without hesitation Alex dropped onto one knee and shot him. The buck took only a few steps. It was a good experience to hunt with his grandpa and dad and couldn't be happier with this buck. "momma always said life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get"
-Forrest Gump


Melanie said...

Congratulations, Alex! He gets to skin it and cut it up and all that too, right?

Forsyth Family said...

Yes-Melanie--at this moment there is a skinned deer hanging in my garage, and for family home evening the guys will cut up the meat, and the girls will wrap it for the freezer!! Now, if only I liked deer meat!

Mindi B said...

Wow! That's awesome! Way to go Alex. I don't know about all that skinnin' and cuttin' up biz, but hey, seasoned deer jerky is the BEST! You've got to try it! We had a year supply at my house growing up and I loved it!

Paula said...

Is that Bambi? Just kidding. How fun. We are not hunters. We do apprecaite a good gutting though. My kids love to watch our neighbor hang and skin his huntee. Good JOB!