If you look up the word mentor in the dictionary you find this: “an experienced and trusted adviser.” That is how I would describe Ka’nya. Ka’nya and I have been hunting together since she was 12 years of age. We have gone on a pheasant hunt, turkey hunt, antelope hunt and this past January, went on a deer hunt during the antler-less season.
Thanks to the generosity of Mile Willhite, his hunt was a little more special than the rest because Ka’nya and I were both able to hunt and try to fill our tags. Something we have not been able to do yet!
Like clockwork, the sun started to set on our hunt and a handful of does came around the corner in the meadow that our blind was in. Ka’nya has always been a calm and steady shot so I was not surprised when she sighted in on her whitetail doe. Within a few moments her doe came just into the right distance for Ka’nya to make a confident and clean shot! We did some silent celebrating in the blind and thought through what we will do next.
Leaving the blind to go find our harvests, it was impossible to to not smile and laugh about the one of a kind experience we just had. All we could do was talk about what just happened. It is hunts like these that both Ka’nya and I will never forget!