Patricia Betzler
Director of Media Relations
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Dawson Lynch, of St. James, MO, will be featured in the upcoming children’s book, My First Deer Hunt. The book utilizes photographs of Dawson and his father, Jason Lynch, to introduce basic hunting skills in a simple and fun way.

When he was only five years old, Dawson went to the woods on three occasions to model for the photographs. Most of the time he had to be an actor, pretending to do something related to hunting without any animals or people around. But at one location he did get to sit near real live deer. Dawson, now eight years old, is extremely excited about the release. He says, “It is really neat to see myself in an actual book.” 

He was chosen to be the book’s star by his coauthoring uncles Curtis and Michael Waguespack. Michael commented, “We knew he’d be perfect for the project. He’s a natural in front of the camera and it’s easy to see he loved doing the work. He listened and followed our directions like an expert model. I think the only disappointment for Dawson was when I wouldn’t let him chase the deer after the photo shoot.”

In My First Deer Hunt, Dawson’s character discovers the ins and outs of hunting while he and his dad search for a big buck. Along the way, he learns to scout by noticing deer prints and droppings and other signs Dad teaches him. But when Dawson’s character spots a few does he gets too excited and scares them away. Will he and Dad ever find a big buck? You’ll have to read it to find out.

My First Deer Hunt is suggested for children eight and under. To order, send a check or money order for $10.50 (includes S & H) to Country Kid Publishing LLC, Attn. Sales, P.O. Box 79008, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. For more information or to order online, visit


My First Deer Hunt by Curtis and Michael Waguespack. First edition. Paperback 11 x 8 ½, 28 pages, fully illustrated with color photography. ISBN 0-9754624-0-7. $7.95 US, $8.96 CAN. Publication: Fall 2006.   

Country Kid Publishing LLC
P.O. Box 79008
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
412-223-2578 (p)
412-223-2450 (f)

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