On Saturday, Nov. 4, one of the Truth in Nature kids had a special deer hunt awarded to him.
Truth in Nature is a Christian ministry based in Dallas, Ga. that shares Christ’s love in His creation with single-parent boys.
Each year, Truth in Nature hosts an annual Cast & Blast where the boys qualify on the rifle range to go deer hunting during the fall. In addition, the boys get to shoot sporting clays and fish. This year, Brian Stover, owner of BLD Rolloff and Containers, hosted the Cast & Blast.
“Brian and BLD are valuable partners that believe in the mission of Truth in Nature and reaching boys in the community who need a positive male role model in their lives,” said Jeff Davis, executive director of Truth in Nature.
Daniel Novak, a Truth in Nature regular for the last three years, won the Nov. 4 deer hunt at the Cast & Blast. At 250 yards, Daniel hit just to the left of the bull’s-eye.
That hunt started really early with Daniel and Truth in Nature Georgia Program Director Don Brooks. The deer just didn’t seem to be moving that morning.
“Daniel hung in there tough and showed great patience in waiting for the right opportunity, even through the action was slow,” said Don.
They broke for lunch and a quick break before heading back to the woods for the afternoon. In the blind that afternoon, the rain moved in, and it was pouring down. It seemed as though the hunt was just not meant to be.
About an hour before dark, the rain stopped, and everything got quiet. A few minutes before dark, a doe walked out and into range. Daniel squeezed the trigger and made a perfect shot. As they waited before getting out of the blind, another doe walked out, and he was able to make a clean shot on it, too. This was Daniel’s first and second deer ever. The smiles and high-fives could not be contained.
Daniel has been involved with Truth in Nature for three years and calls the other boys in the program his brothers. He speaks highly on how the mentors and Don Brooks have really helped him in his walk, both personally and spiritually.
For more on Truth In Nature, go to www.truthinnature.org.