Soon after Lakeisha Woodard spotted a group of does coming toward her stand on a hunt last year, things got crazy.
“We saw a buck chasing does back and forth through the bottom, and just like clockwork, he came walking right behind the does,” Woodard said. “He circled around with the does in front and I thought, “This is the moment of truth.’”
Woodard took the 30-yard shot and killed the trophy buck, the kind many hunters would describe as a “buck of a lifetime.”
“She took the shot and nailed him,” said Henry Woodard, Lakeisha’s husband. “That was the moment of a lifetime, and we were all really excited. She’s the big hunter in our family.”
The Woodard family of Olive Branch forms the nucleus of “HALO Chronicles Hunting,” an acronym for Henry and Lakeisha Outdoors, an online product which follows their outdoor hunting pursuits. They are pro staff members for Vanguard Hunting and Easton Archery, and they represent many outdoor products companies.
“Henry’s been hunting since he was 12 years old, and I’ve been hunting for 12 years,” Lakeisha Woodard said. “I started out filming him, eventually got an opportunity to hunt, and I’ve been hooked ever since.”
Said Henry: “Bowhunting is very special to us, whether we use a compound bow or crossbow. I think it’s really special because it makes you a better hunter. You have to get much closer to the deer, and you can’t make a mistake or