Hunting with Flying B Ranch in Kamiah, Idaho, my daughter was able to harvest her first big game animal, Black Bear. She fought terrible wet weather and managed to fight through until she got her Bear on the last day of the hunt. Tim Abell with ESPN Outdoors was there filming an injured veteran on a hunt and this little girl was able to stick it out with the pros. She used her Remington Model 700, .270 with a Zeiss Scope that only her hands were used to sight in every click. This truly was her hunt with her gun. Like a typical teenager, she was able to slip in some Texting, Read a Book and take many Photograghs.
After her successful hunt, we flew from Lewiston, Idaho to Medford, Oregon and rented a car to drive the California Coast on Route 1. My daughter loves her Photograghy and from the Redwood Forest to Hollywood, she enjoyed a phenomol photo safari opportunity. In Crescent City beneath the Redwoods along the ocean we photograghed extremely closely to a herd of Roosevelt Elk Cows with their calves along the Pacific Ocean shoreline.
Further south in the Redwoods we encountered a large group of Roosevelt Bull Elk in velvet for more outstanding photos. Several deer were also pictured in this area and in Big Sur, less than a few hundred yards from the ocean we were able to photogragh Merriams Turkeys.
Shortly after returning from this trip, my daughter was diagnosed with Crohns Disease at just 15 years old. She spent nearly 8 weeks in the hospital and her promising time as a 3 time Arizona State Champion Gymnast and International Competitive Cheerleader has had to take a slight detour. There has been no better therapy for her than her love of nature and the outdoors and we look forward to several more trips in the future.
Enjoy the pictures!