I was 23 years old and hadn't shot a gun since I was 12 years old. I had been hounding a friend of mine to take me hunting for about a year. That previous summer I took him out golfing so he owed me one. Well, Saturday, November 21 he took me out for my first ever deer hunt. The night before I went with my dad to a family friends to shoot the 12 gauge shot gun I'd be using the next day - just wanted to make sure I was comfortable with the gun before I got into the woods. Hunting on the Indiana, Illinois State line near Terre Haute we arrived in our spot in the woods about 6:15 a.m. we sat up some fold out chairs so my buddy could help guide me through this hunt.
Andy Hayes is a devoted husband and father of 4 kids living in West Central Indiana. Outside of his family, his passion is hunting whitetails. He does not claim to be a professional hunter, but simply wants to share what he learns during his quest to improve whitetail habitat and hunt mature bucks.