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Hunting for the first time


Fri, Jan 11th, 2013

Hi my name is Dana Parkhurst and I am a senior at Fillmore Central. For my article I had no idea what to write about, then I thought I would tell you my experience of hunting for the first time. This was my first year of ever going hunting. Before I was able to go I had to take firearm safety class, so I took it online and passed it. The class teaches you all about gun safety and rules of hunting and proper hunting etiquette.

Hunting season for shotgun is split up into two different time periods. My family and I hunt the first season. I was not able to carry my gun the first two days due to not getting my hunting license on time. With not carrying my gun for the two days, it really helped me because I was able to focus on what I had learned in the class, and my dad was with me to give me some pointers on how to shoot a deer.

When I was finally able to carry my gun I was a little nervous because I didn’t really have much time to practice firing off a few rounds at a target. Another part of hunting is if you get a deer you butcher it, and this was the first time I ever butchered a deer. It was kind of gross, but I got over it. I loved being able to bond with my dad by going hunting and I will continue to do this for the upcoming years.

Well, this is all I have to say for now so I would like to thank you for taking time to read this.

Dana Parkhurst is a senior at Fillmore Central High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its fourteenth year.

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