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COVER: My First Deer Hunt- children's book about deer hunting

The My First series was created to provide young kids with picture books that capture their interest in the outdoors. The series presents basic hunting information through the eyes of boys going along on scouting trips with their dad.

The books were photographed in Missouri in several locations, which included areas near the towns of Lebanon, Springfield, St.James, and Princeton.

The beautiful buck in My First Deer Hunt appears courtesy of Steven K. Hubbell’s Northwood Whitetails. Special thanks to him for allowing the Waguespack brothers to hang out with his amazing animals for an afternoon. It was definitely one of the great highlights of these projects.
(contact: khubbell [at] llion [dot] org ,417-532-6994)

Design consultation was provided by Big City Creative, Inc. This project would never have gotten off the ground without their expertise. Incredible work guys!   




As a child, Michael Waguespack enjoyed getting into the woods to explore. One of his favorite activities was rabbit hunting with his dog, Scrappy, in Mr. Well’s apple orchard. Michael earned a Master of Fine Arts degree at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA where he focused his studies on creative writing for children.
He currently lives near Kansas City, MO and enjoys visiting schools to talk about writing and illustrating books.


Curtis Waguespack, the older of the brothers, grew up near St. James, Missouri. He was an independent youngster who could often be found fishing or hunting. One of his favorite activities was wading down Benton Creek to the Meramec River, where he caught smallmouth bass.
He currently lives near Kansas City and works as a CAD Manager.

Curtis is an avid hunter. He's enjoyed a lot of successul hunts as you can see in the photos below.


curtis' deer 11-4-07   

Congrats to Curtis!


Jason and Dawson (My First Deer Hunt's hunters)THE HUNTERS

Father and sons-- Jason, Dawson, and Dayton Lynch-- live near St. James, Missouri. They are the brother-in-law and nephews of the authors.

Jason is an avid hunter and fisherman. He loves teaching his children about the great outdoors.

Dawson, the older brother, was five years old at the time My First Deer Hunt was photographed. He had a ton of fun during the photo shoots, but wishes his uncles would have let him chase the deer.

Dayton was five when My First Turkey Hunt was photographed. He enjoyed running through the fields and splashing in the puddles when the pictures were finished. One day soon, he's going to help his dad get one of those big gobblers.