Bartel’s hunting season starts off strong

Cody Mulroy, Online Editor

Quietly, the hunter walks to the deer stand as the evening approaches, careful not to make a sound. The hunter prepares to wait for hours in the cold, frosty weather until sunset. Patience is an important factor in this sport. Finally, the buck approaches.

This is the typical scenario involving deer hunting.

Freshman Katina Bartel, who has been hunting for about a year, recently shot her first buck.

“It didn’t take long for the deer to come out of the trees. Early on, there were about eight doe that were standing, but I wanted a buck,” Katina Bartel said.

She waited only a little longer in the blind to shoot her first buck.

“I had a great experience and I will definitely make it an annual activity, “Katina Bartel said.

Katina and her dad got into hunting recently and had been working on their shot before the start of the season.

“I think I was more excited than she was and very proud of her for what she did because it is very tough to take out an animal,” Alex Bartel said.

Shooting a deer is a very good way to get meat as well.

“You are able to harvest clean meat that hasn’t had any steroids or antibiotics and it’s something you can do on your own,” Alex Bartel said.

Many people around this area get most, if not all of their meat from hunting animals.