The 2012 youth hunt was a success for two Sand Lake sisters. Morgan Platz, 11, a 7th grader at Tri County Middle School, shot her first buck Saturday evening. She got an 8-point with the single shot .243 she has been practicing with.
Her sister Karlie, who is 10 and in the 5th grade, at Sand Lake Elementary, did not see any horns Saturday night. Her chance came Sunday evening and she took her first deer—a 5-point buck—with the same single shot .243 that Morgan had used the night before.
Both girls were so excited to be able to take part in the hunt this year. They come from a long background of hunting and hope to see many more successful seasons. Both girls were hunting with their Grandma Trudy at the time, who video-taped the events.
Parents of the girls are Tim and Deana Platz, of Sand Lake.