Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Granddaughter's first deer.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Pulp, Nov 19, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Pulp

    Pulp Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,019
    Location:
    Valliant, OK
    My 12 year old granddaughter got her first deer this morning. 83 pounds, field dressed.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

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

    content Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,015
    Location:
    South Carolina, born in Valley Forge Pa.
    Hello friends and neighbors // Outstanding, 12 years old and putting meat on the table.

    Looks like a perfect day for you both, congrats.
     
  3. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2006
    Messages:
    1,960
    Location:
    Deep East Texas
    Atta......Girl!


    Congratulations.
     
  4. chevyman097

    chevyman097 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Messages:
    409
    Location:
    Texas
    nice kill. What caliber?
     
  5. BCCL

    BCCL Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,438
    Location:
    So. Illinois
    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!
     
  6. jbkebert

    jbkebert Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Messages:
    2,599
    Location:
    Kansas
    Congrats to the young lady and to the proud grandpa
     
  7. lowerunit411

    lowerunit411 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    405
    Location:
    virginia
    BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats just too cool!!!!
     
  8. BADUNAME37

    BADUNAME37 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Messages:
    4,434
    EXCELLENT!
    She did better than I have since the early 80's and I hunt nearly every year!

    GREAT JOB, WELL-DONE!
     
  9. UpTheIrons

    UpTheIrons Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Messages:
    388
    Location:
    South-Central Texas
    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.
     
  10. critter

    critter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    3,167
    Location:
    southeast AR
    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.
     
  11. Cleburne

    Cleburne Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    25
    Location:
    NW Alabama
    Congrats to her.
     
  12. wankerjake

    wankerjake Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,887
    Location:
    Flagstaff AZ
    Awesome!
     
  13. sKunkT

    sKunkT Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    116
    Congrats! That is a special moment she will remember forever.

    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.
     
  14. 41 Mag

    41 Mag Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Messages:
    1,810
    Location:
    Texas - Born and Raised
    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.
     
  15. UpTheIrons

    UpTheIrons Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Messages:
    388
    Location:
    South-Central Texas
    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.
     
  16. cottonmouth

    cottonmouth Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Messages:
    567
    Location:
    Barlow, Mississippi
    Good job!

    J.B.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page