Granddaughter's first deer.


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Pulp
November 19, 2011, 12:53 PM
My 12 year old granddaughter got her first deer this morning. 83 pounds, field dressed.

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What makes it really sweet, she was using some special handloads I made just for her.

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November 19, 2011, 01:09 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // Outstanding, 12 years old and putting meat on the table.

Looks like a perfect day for you both, congrats.

Flintknapper
November 19, 2011, 03:11 PM
Atta......Girl!


Congratulations.

chevyman097
November 19, 2011, 04:26 PM
nice kill. What caliber?

BCCL
November 19, 2011, 04:37 PM
Outstanding!!!

I saw a guy with what appeared to be a 11-12 year old girl hunting together this weekend locally, it's really cool that Dads (and Granddads) are taking them hunting!

jbkebert
November 19, 2011, 05:18 PM
Congrats to the young lady and to the proud grandpa

lowerunit411
November 19, 2011, 05:48 PM
BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats just too cool!!!!

Friendly, Don't Fire!
November 19, 2011, 05:57 PM
EXCELLENT!
She did better than I have since the early 80's and I hunt nearly every year!

GREAT JOB, WELL-DONE!

UpTheIrons
November 19, 2011, 08:31 PM
Very nice! :D I'll show your pics to my 11 year old. She thinks she wants to go archery hunting with me next year, I think starting with rifle might be better.

critter
November 20, 2011, 01:14 PM
That is great! A guy I know took his daughter yesterday-deer hunting. (She is 13.) She took a 200# sow hog AND a bobcat! She was one HAPPY camper! Does my heart good to see kids getting into hunting the right way.

Cleburne
November 20, 2011, 01:37 PM
Congrats to her.

wankerjake
November 21, 2011, 11:27 PM
Awesome!

sKunkT
November 21, 2011, 11:51 PM
Congrats! That is a special moment she will remember forever.

Very nice! I'll show your pics to my 11 year old. She thinks she wants to go archery hunting with me next year, I think starting with rifle might be better

Starting with archery equipment is a good way to learn woodsmanship- woodswomenship- that can be used during rifle season to make her an even more effective hunter. Bows have come so far in the last few years where there are plenty of good shooting lightweight bows for smaller shooters. Either way, helping young people get out and hunt is very important to the tradition of hunting and is very rewarding.

41 Mag
November 22, 2011, 06:37 AM
Pulp,

HUGE CONGRATS to your Grand Daughter, and you as well for helping to bring it all together for her.

My daughter started out trying to get one when she was 6, but it took a few years to come together for her at 9. She has been one it like a duck on a junebug ever since.

I now have three grandsons aging 3 - 10 and the oldest has done well since just before his 4th birthday, bagging hogs and a couple of nice deer as well. The middle one is hot on his heels but being a bit smaller build, he has a year or two to go before he can manage the rifle. Our deal is, you have to be able to hold and shoot the rifle by yourself, from which ever stand we're hunting at. So they get to shoot from a box blind, a double archery blind with a rail, and from off a bi-pod from the ground both sitting and prone. Sounds a bit much for a youngster, but the oldest blew through it like a tornado, the middle is having issues but we'll get through it. I think the youngest is going to take it to them all, in a year or two.

Like you, I have been very involved with the loads, instruction, and direction with them all. There is no finer reward than to see it all come together in a successful hunt.

UpTheIrons
November 22, 2011, 11:39 AM
Starting with archery equipment is a good way to learn woodsmanship- woodswomenship- that can be used during rifle season to make her an even more effective hunter. Bows have come so far in the last few years where there are plenty of good shooting lightweight bows for smaller shooters. Either way, helping young people get out and hunt is very important to the tradition of hunting and is very rewarding.

You are right about the skills gained through archery, but my main concern with her right now is her ability to "behave" properly at archery range. Less wiggling, etc. I know she can do it in a blind at rifle range, but not so sure yet about out in the open with a bow.

cottonmouth
November 24, 2011, 07:54 PM
Good job!

J.B.

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