It never fails that at Bass Pro Shops we always get to hear about the most exciting stories that our fellow employees share with us. Hunting, fishing, and camping vacations/trips are always interesting to hear about. That’s why I have decided to share our fellow Gun Vault Specialist’s story about her archery hunting trip she took to Georgia with her family.
Krizia Torres has been working at Bass Pro Shops for 4 years now. She originally was hired as a part-time Hunting associate, however, shortly after she became our full-time Gun Vault Specialist. Krizia has always had a passion for hunting since she was ten years old. We also appreciate all of her had work and time she spends to make our company and customers have a prosperous time at our store.
Open archery season is one of Krizia and her family’s favorite seasons to hunt. Lumpkin, Georgia was their first stop. The first animal they came across was a Whitetail Fawn, but regulation says that Fawns are illegal to harvest. Shortly after, Krizia came across a 5 point Buck. She drew back quickly at the buck then released her arrow hitting the buck on its shoulder and the buck took off running with the arrow still in him. She followed the buck’s blood trail, but the buck didn’t leave much of a sufficient blood trail since it was a muscle shot.
After searching for the buck for almost 150 yards through the thicket and losing the trail, Krizia decided to call it quits. Her father, which was hunting in an area further down from where she was, picked her up on their four wheeler, and they headed towards their car to pack up and call it a night. As they rode back to the main entrance of their property, they saw a black vague object off to their right hand side of the road. They decided to turn around and find out what that object was. When they approached the object, they saw that it was a dead hog, probably close to 150 pounds. They came to the conclusion that the hog must have been road kill.
After spending three days in Lumpkin, Georgia, Krizia and her family made their way over to Milan, Georgia. On her first day in Milan, a bobcat came up from behind her unexpectedly. When she stood up to shoot, she didn’t realize how close the bobcat was to her that she aimed a little higher than what she was supposed to with her bow. It caused her to shoot right over the bobcat, and she missed. About five minutes later, she had two other deer come out, but they were too far for her to shoot. Unluckily, Krizia didn’t get to harvest any animals but she is still excited and looking forward to the next archery season in Georgia.
The Fawn Deer
Krizia and Robert with the hog
Krizia at age 10; hunting with her family.
Bear Archery Crux Compound Bow (Bow only) SKU# 2142949