February/March 2014 EHJ (Issue 141) - Growing up in what my husband considers "the city,” I had little to no experience with hunting, but I always loved camping. On the other hand, my husband, Chase Christopher, grew up in a small town in Texas where hunting was a way of life. When we met six years ago, he slowly introduced me to the world of hunting and promised me a few good camping trips along the way.
Fast-forward to 2013 and we now have a 2-year-old and brand new baby twins. Chase has been applying for the Arizona Strip for several years. Even though I only had a handful of points and not much free time, he decided to put me in as well. In an "against all odds” scenario, I drew the tag! Chase was ecstatic and so was I but I began to worry. I was thrilled for the family camping adventure but on the other hand, I was anxious about juggling childcare. It would be easy for Chase to be in charge of childcare but I am a novice hunter and really needed him to be with me.
After months of discussion, we finally ended up with a solid plan that included family and some of our dearest friends.