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My 12 yr old daughter scores on her 1st Buck!

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by mmhanas, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Well, last night was one for the books. Been taking my daughter, who turned 12 on the 15th of Oct, out once or twice a week since the early season, when she was fortunate enough to take a nice doe on the second day of the season. I have been taking her out of school @ 1:30 each week, been getting some looks from the front office(to hell with em!) cause my daughter can't keep her excitement to herself and I guess they figured out where she has been going. Must have been the right night because on the way out the door of the school we got a "good Luck" from the female principal (ahhhhh.......love living in a small town). So off to meet Will(shootstraight) and a 40 min ride later we were there. We set up in the blind about 3:20, and after the woods settled down for a bit, the squirrels started moving again. Will gave a few grunts and some turns on the primos can, and we waited for the action to begin. Pretty quiet for a while, and I reflected back at the last 4-5 sits where it never came together, either the deer coming to late or too far out of range. You see, the key to keeping a 12 yr old girl interested in hunting is seeing deer, but it wasn't long before she nudged me and whispered "deer". Will got the camera rolling, and the rest was a blur! The buck came from our right, and was shortly in view, and man was I pumped! A nice basket rack with a hell of a pig of a body! He came in, turned broadside, and she got on him and when she felt right, she let it rip. Perfect behind the front leg, the grim reaper and lumenok screamed right through the boilerroom! At the shot the buck ran 20 yds, stopped, and 30 seconds later he tipped over. Done. That quick. I looked at her and it was priceless! Teeth with braces smiling ear to ear! After some high 5's and a tear or two on my part, we made our way over to him, and it set in. All the hard work getting prepared, shooting, setting blinds, and my 12 yr old daughter was now part of a group i'm proud to belong to, a tradition passed on and hopefully a lifelong memory. Well, enough said, here she is! Will, thanks again brother! [​IMG][​IMG] A freeze frame from the video! [​IMG]
  2. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Enjoy the success Charlie, you two can grin for a month now. Awesome memories!

  3. Paul,
    Still can't get over it! Thanks for the words.
  4. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Charlie, thank you for such a day brightening story. Have to say I had a tear or two living through your story. That IS a pig of a deer. Congratulations to both you and you and your young "Huntress".
  5. IU Doug

    IU Doug Member

    Congrats to the three of you.....looks like a great shot as well 8)
  6. tomdes

    tomdes Me my dear and Fall BAZZ!!!

    Great story Charlie, how does she want it mounted?? I'm sure that discussion has had to come up by now..
  7. EA

    EA Well-Known Member

    Congratulations to the both of you ! Great Story.
  8. DeeCee

    DeeCee New Member

    Time with your kids in the woods creates some incredible memories! Congratulations to all of you!
  9. Cory

    Cory Keep an eye on quality!


    " the shnozberries taste like shnozberries "
  10. George, glad to put a smile on your face! Thanks everyone for the kind words, a great moment, she stayed cool and got it done!
  11. quest

    quest Member

    Thats awesome!
  12. mimes

    mimes Member

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing your story and pics.
  13. deermounts

    deermounts My husband's biggest fan!

    That's awesome! Job well done! Congrats :)
  14. kyddm

    kyddm New Member

    Congrats, memories you will never forget right there.
  15. Fred Barilla

    Fred Barilla Member

    Fantastic!! Congratulations to both of you!

    -Fred Barilla
  16. dmac1175

    dmac1175 Active Member

    Congrats to you both.
  17. Skywalker

    Skywalker Well-Known Member

    God bless everyone who takes their kids hunting. What a wonderful memory for you and your daughter. I just took my 19 year old Daughter out this evening and she took her 1st White-tail buck. I know how proud you feel.
  18. Ken, tell her Congrats!
  19. livbucks

    livbucks Well-Known Member

    That is the best story I have heard in a long time! Great deer and perfect shot. You are proud I am sure!
  20. whackybird

    whackybird At first you can't succeed, Try, Try again!

    Congrats! ;D ;D I shot my first deer this year.. But I didnt wait.. I shot a doe.. 15 minutes later on the wak back to the house, big buck was standing there. :mad: :mad: :mad: