Daughter's First Deer

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Daughter's First Deer

Postby javieljb » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:23 pm

Hello, proud dad here having to share some pictures.

My daughter (9) said she wanted to shoot a deer earlier this year. I said 'ok' but you have to eat it. She said 'I will, if you cook it." I also said "you need to help clean it." She said that she would. I said "ok, we'll get you ready this year then."
She had already been shooting the 10/22 with pretty good accuracy and respect. We upgraded her to the AR-15 this summer. It fits her really well, and has just enough "umph" to take down a deer. She did really well at the range. No issues with recoil or staying near the bulls eye.

So, we went out to our family place in South Texas during Thanksgiving. First day we saw a few. She took a shot, but was low and missed. She felt what buck fever was. She was very disapointed. Second day, she made sure not to miss. Heart shot. It may have taken 5 steps.

I know it's not a trophy, but it might as well scored a 220 bc. She was very happy, helped clean it (held legs), and munched on quite a bit of meat that evening. Lesson learned (for us both). I thought she wouldn't want to go anymore, but that kinda went out the window. She's already asking when we'll go again. Now we'll start looking at working up towards a big buck.



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Re: Daughter's First Deer

Postby carlson1 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:31 pm

Great Story!!! Great pictures. You should be proud.

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Re: Daughter's First Deer

Postby RoyGBiv » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:25 am

A "Proud Papa" day for sure. Awesome.

Country girls are usually Daddy's Girls too. :thumbs2:

She'll be a teenager before you know it so enjoy these times and keep the Shotgun handy.
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Re: Daughter's First Deer

Postby longtooth » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:59 am

For a 9yr old that buck is huge. If you dont believe that just wait till campfire story times next yr. Them spikes will be 14" long. :thumbs2:
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Re: Daughter's First Deer

Postby fishman » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:39 am

Sure looks like a trophy to me, congratulations to your daughter. Dad you have done well too. Keep up the good work and good eating! :thumbs2:

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Postby papajohn1964 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:16 am

Very Cool! I shot my first buck sitting on my Dads knee at 9 y.o. It was a 4 point not much bigger than that one.
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Re: Daughter's First Deer

Postby Divided Attention » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:15 pm

She is PRECIOUS! You should be proud! I know she is by the look on her face! Her first buck is so similar to mine it makes me giggle. Mine was a "3 point", It had one antler with 3 points and and the other side of the skull was absolutely smooth, not broken off.. It was also crypt-orchid - I felt I had done my duty to remove him from the gene pool!

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Re: Daughter's First Deer

Postby strider67 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:05 am

javieljb wrote:I know it's not a trophy,

I'm sorry, but I must disagree :tiphat:

That is outstanding! Tell her congrats.

My daughter is 6, watches hunting shows with me...hope to make memories like this with mine soon.

Good job Dad! :thumbs2:
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Re: Daughter's First Deer

Postby smtimelevi » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:42 am

RoyGBiv wrote:A "Proud Papa" day for sure. Awesome.

Country girls are usually Daddy's Girls too. :thumbs2:

She'll be a teenager before you know it so enjoy these times and keep the Shotgun handy.

Aint that the truth.

Good job dad!

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Re: Daughter's First Deer

Postby Dan20703 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:25 am

Fantastic!! Congratulations to your daughter and to you. :thewave
It makes me grin just knowing that some kids are getting the chance to hunt and shoot guns.
Keep up the good work and take her out as often as possible.

All the boys in her school are going to be soooo jealous!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Daughter's First Deer

Postby Texas10X » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:56 pm

Thanks for posting. That is a great story, really neat pictures (love that grin!!!) and awesome memories you and she are creating.

Congratulations to you both!!!!
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