14-Year-Old Bags Big 10 in Michigan Youth Hunt

Submitted by Tasha VerStrat

This weekend, for the 2008 youth hunt, Tranaya Palma of Jenison, Michigan — accompanied
with guardian James VerStrat — shot her first deer with a .223 near Vestaberg, Michigan.
She shot the deer on Saturday night at last light. The deer is a legal 10-point and
is an approximately 150-class buck. Tranaya is 14 years old and attends Jenison Middle
School. Now, along with being an excellent student and athlete she is also a proud
Michigan youth hunter who is going to beg to go out again in November.  Tranaya’s
great success is in thanks to guardian James VerStrat, land owner Jon Vice and good
friend Tim VanPollen. We are very proud of Tranaya, as now she holds the largest mount
in the house.