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The images of Colorado Hunter 2011

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Tiana Nichols, 8, peers upward from a tree stand during the 2010 archery elk season in Moffat County. Tiana accompanies her father on nearly all his hunts.

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Eight-year-old Tiana Nichols had an early introduction to hunting. Very early. “Four days after she was born, I took her up to where my tree stand was,” father Gary Nichols says. “That kind of gives you an idea.” Gary, 56, is a deputy sheriff with the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office. He hunts exclusively with a recurve bow and has been hunting in the area since 1989. He’s involved his daughter in hunts as much as possible since her birth in September 2002.

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