First Deer on ‘Mom’s Night Out’

Diana Olkowski (center) is surrounded by her children and her friend, Ann Ellis and her son Eli, after bagging her first deer. From left to right are Wade, Ann, Eli, Diana, Warren, and Charles.
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Diana Olkowski, an employee of Ponsse North America in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, bagged her first deer recently.

Diana, the company’s marketing coordinator, was hunting with a crossbow with her friend and mentor, Ann Ellis, on their ‘moms night out.’ Prior to the hunt she took only one practice shot with the crossbow.

Diana killed a spike buck with one shot at a distance of 25 yards. The shot went right through the deer’s heart. Diana and Ann tracked the deer and found him 60 yards away.

It turned into a family event as Diana’s husband, Matt, brought their children to see the deer, and he was nice enough to gut and clean the deer.