Meet the newest deer hunter in my family


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Dec 10, 2001
North Dakota
Well, as of three nights ago the world added one more deer hunter to it's ranks when my 12-year old daughter filled her tag after 12+ hours of sitting in a blind over the course of 4 outings. I'm not sure who was more excited about it, but suffice it to say there was LOTS of smiles, a few hugs, and even a tear or two shed.

Long story short, it looked like another night of not being in the right place as the only deer we had seen were over a quarter of a mile away and going in the wrong direction. Then shortly before sundown deer started coming out of the woods. She was eager to shoot as soon as the deer appeared but I told her to wait and soon they started heading our way. By the time they hit 125 yards out she had had enough waiting, told me she was steady on the deer, and asked if she could shoot. I told her to go ahead when she was ready and "boom!" The doe leapt straight up, mule kicked, and took off running only to pile up about 40 yards later. And then the celebration began!


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May 20, 2013
Helena, MT
Congratulations to her. Great shot! Can't think of anything better than hunting with your kids.