By Brittany French
Whether you are new or experienced, every hunter tackles new challenges throughout their hunting journey. Savage Arms is proud to celebrate those who never quit and allow their boots to carry them over the next ridge. Follow us over the next year as we pursue new adventures and face unforeseen challenges.
Fifteen-year-old cheerleader, trapshooter, and new hunter Raegan Pirtle breaks away from a tight schedule to go on her very-first big game hunt chasing early season bucks in the heart of Kansas.
With known “big bucks” in the area and deer holding their summer patterns, Raegan had a lot of anticipation leading up to her first big game hunt. Early to the stand, Raegan and her mentor, Brittany French, had intentions of cutting off a big buck headed to bed – but a misty, foggy morning quickly put a damper on a well-laid plan.
Both eager and disgruntled, Raegan knew that her only chance to harvest a deer, given her limited time, would be to double down and make a Hail Mary play for the following morning. Tune in as Raegan and Outdoor Mentors go all-in as they attempt to make this first-time hunters dream come true.
Special thanks to Savage Arms, Joe Dickie, Miles Willhite, Walnut Valley Packing, and Richard Tilson Taxidermy for making this hunt of a lifetime come true for Raegan!