She glanced back and saw the buck easing down the middle of a dry creek bed. She had a grunt call zipped in her pocket but didn't dare go for it and spook the buck.
Instead, she imitated a grunt call with her mouth to get the buck to stop so she could take a shot.
“I could not believe that worked,” Navarro said.
In addition to deer hunting, Navarro's other pastime is baking cakes. She operated a cake baking business out of her home until the Oklahoma Department of Health informed her last January that she had to be licensed and meet certain specifications.
Now, she just bakes for family, friends and nonprofit groups, such as Icing Smiles, which provides cakes for critically ill children.
And occasionally she will bake a cake with an outdoors theme, like the three-layer wedding cake she once made that included a dead buck, an armadillo and a topping of two skunks with tails that formed a heart.
That's what the bride ordered.
“I told her she picked the right baker,” Navarro said.