1rst kill with daughter involved


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trapperjohn
November 23, 2005, 06:12 PM
This afternoon I needed to go out and pick a location for a deer stand and decided to take my 12 month old daughter with me in a backpack, and to carry my CZ 452 just in case we ran into some small game. My baby girl absolutely loves being outside and hiking through the woods, though generally she walks on her own, I was concerend how well she would do being constrained in the backpack for the 1/2 mile hike out to the area I wanted to put a stand at. She did great, just looking around and not making a peep on the way out so I decided to still hunt for squirrels on the way back. We slowly and quietly aproached a small stand of hardwoods around a spring that I knew often harbored squirrels. As we got to the edge of the stand, I spotted a grey abotu 20 yards out. I raised the rifle, fired, and missed! The squirrel scampered off. We held still for a few seconds and another small grey appears. I raise the rifle, take very carefull aim, pull the trigger. And Miss again!!. This time I noted the bullet shot over the squirrels head. With the knowledge that my rifle was shooting high I compensated for the second shot as the squirrel didn't seem to alarmed. Once again the little rifle barked and this time the squirrel plops over and kicks a few times. All through the ordeal of missing and gunfire gracie jsut sat and watched. Gracie got to be daddy's big helper and carry the squirrel home. As can be seen from the pictures, gracie was very happy with the outcome, not to mention posessive of HER squirrel. Hopefully I am starting early enough to instill a love of the outdoors and outdoor sports in my daughter.

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grimjaw
November 23, 2005, 06:17 PM
Nice! Congrats.

The second pic should be in the politically incorrect thread. :D

jmm

Biker
November 23, 2005, 06:19 PM
Unbelievable. How the hell can you live with yourself? 12 months old???


At her age, she should'a shot the SOB herself!:neener:

Hopefully, ya taught her how to gut and skin it (that's how we do it in Idaho):)

Biker

Standing Wolf
November 23, 2005, 06:29 PM
Good for you and your lassie both!

f4t9r
November 23, 2005, 06:54 PM
Thats Great
now keep her interested through the teen age years, thats the real challenge

Preacherman
November 23, 2005, 09:29 PM
I hope she had some form of hearing protection... :uhoh:

jeremywills
November 23, 2005, 09:32 PM
shes adoreable :)

Hopefully she will retain interest later on.

Rich K
November 23, 2005, 09:46 PM
Adorable little lady,indeed.And good on both of you.That smile is worth more than gold.

hso
November 23, 2005, 09:57 PM
I hope the both of you had on hearing protection. You've got a choice of protecting your hearing and your little charge has none.

trapperjohn
November 23, 2005, 10:43 PM
I was using subsonic 22lr ammunition, noise is slightly more than that of an air rifle. Thanks for your concern about hearing protection, but with this ammo out of a rifle noise is definitely not enough to cause any hearing damage.

Sheldon J
November 23, 2005, 10:45 PM
Target practice.:cool:

gunsmith
November 24, 2005, 05:13 AM
especially for the young one, and eye too!

jeremywills
November 24, 2005, 06:47 AM
Took a friend and his wife with thier 2 year old to an airshow recently and I brought along my shooting earmuffs for just in case, when you get there early and camp out at show center in front of the 6 F16 Thunderbird jets when the fire up all of those engines to taxi out and take off, its quite loud when your sitting right across from them. Poor little thing started crying and thought her world was coming to an end. I kinda half suspected they wouldn't bring earplugs or anything and I immediately put the muffs on her head. At 2 her hearing is probably way more sensitive then mine, I have guitar playing, shooting, and just being stupid as a teenager with a thousand dollars worth of car stereo equipment to blame for my loss, but at that age they have no control.

Anyhow, not wanting to hijack the thread. Sorry, just that fatherly instinct to watch out for all children :)

Its good she is not freaked out by it. Maybe father and daughter will be competion shooting one day together? :)

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