We LOVE hearing your hunting stories and getting your photos for the Smith & Edwards Braggin’ Board. Thanks to Melanee and Amanda for sending in your stories!
I’ve been hunting for 11 years now, born and raised all around it.
I took a 4 year break from hunting and came back this year and shot my very first deer.
You can’t see his back forks in this picture, but he is a good 4 point. My husband also shot a very good 4 point this year.
My gun is very special to me!
I love pink, so my dad took it without me knowing and had it painted.
The looks I get on the mountain from people when they see my gun are kinda crazy, but I love that gun.
– Amanda Stadtfeld
Bambi’s All Right
When my daughter was about 5 years old, we were up hunting and camping by Bear Lake. My uncle shot a buck and hung it in a tree by our camp.
Shortly after, my daughter and mother went for a walk.
All of a sudden we heard a terrible scream and my daughter came running into camp. Me and my Dad ran to see what was the matter, she looked up at me crying and very upset and could hardly talk.
Finally she settled down enough to tell us what was wrong.
In the most pitiful voice you have ever heard and with her hands on her hips she looked at all the guys sitting by the fire and said. “Somebody is in big big trouble because they shot Bambi.”
The deer was moved further from camp, and all the other ones were hung where she would not see them.
My dad and uncle went for a walk, and when they came back they told her they had seen Bambi and he was fine.
Then they all promised her that if they shot a deer they would make sure it wasn’t Bambi.
– Melanee Bingham