Well we recieved some great photos in this years contest. Thank you to all of you who entered! Without further ado here are your winners:
Jared and his son Chance from Independence, OR won first place for this terrific photo of Chance's first deer. What made this picture and story so cool (aside from the beaver hat Chance is displaying) is that Jared, a cancer patient who had been battling serious fatigue fought through all of that to take his son hunting this season. Finally on the last day of the season they spotted this nice buck but he was 300 yards away and down in a steep canyon. Jared knew it would be the ultimate challenge for him to get down there and help Chance field dress and pack out his first deer but he wasn't about to let that prevent Chance from taking an opportunity he had worked for all season. Chance made a fantastic 300 yard shot and the father and son team made their way down to the buck. During the pack out Jared pushed himself as far as he possibly could but he was physically unable to proceed. They left the deer and slowly made their way out to get some help. When they hit the road they ran into 3 men who were out just looking around in the woods. After hearing the story they volunteered to march down the hill and they helped get that buck out in record time. Praise God for his provision! That is a father and son and Heavenly Father moment that should never be forgotten! And that is why we felt it was such a cool photo!