Makenzie and Jadon Anderstrom had a memorable youth firearms season in Minnesota as the brother and sister both got deer on back-to-back days.
Makenzie, 14-years-old, had hunted three seasons with her grandpa, Roger Roers, without tagging a deer. She had never taken a shot until she was back in the woods with her grandpa near Millerville on an evening hunt on Oct. 18.
Makenzie was set up in a big oak tree when a couple of does walked under her stand with about 15 minutes of shooting light left. There was a buck not far behind, and Roger gave the OK to shoot as Makenzie dropped the 7-pointer in its tracks.
The following morning, 12-year-old Jadon was with his grandpa in a different stand. About an hour into the hunt, a doe appeared about 40 yards away.
“Taking careful aim, he fired and bagged the second deer of his life,” Roger said. “Jadon had previously gotten his first deer when he was 10, a 7-point buck.”
Roger said he was grateful for the opportunity to take the kids out during the youth season this year, noting that it was more fun for him to see his grandchildren have success than it was taking any buck he has ever shot himself.