KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Miss Kansas traded evening gowns for camouflage when she went out on a deer bow hunt this winter in southeast Kansas.

Theresa Vail joined a December hunt in the Pratt area organized by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, JB Outfitters and Realtree Outdoors, which taped the hunt for a television show.

The Kansas City Star reports Vail has been hunting since her dad introduced her to the sport when she was 10. She took part in the hunt to get a chance to shoot a trophy buck and shatter a stereotype.

The National Guard sergeant shot an 8-point buck in the final hour on the third day.

She was scheduled to be a featured speaker at the Hunter's Expo in Overland Park, which ended Sunday.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, www.kcstar.com