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#6355804 - 07/02/16 03:18 PM Hunt with Daughter
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Registered: 05/18/11
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Took the youngest daughter out last night to hunt. We have been after these pigs for a while now. They are quite cagey. While we have seen them twice, the biggest of three that visit is apparently skittish even when we aren't on the property, often not getting caught more than once or twice by the game cam at night.

The big boy had come in around 10:00 pm the previous night and we set up at 8:00 PM and awaited...



I had to wake up my daughter at 9:30 as two hogs had just walked into view. Neither was the big boy, but they were there and we were there...

We got the rifle up and everything turned on and I told her to shoot anytime she was ready. I don't know how long it was. My adrenaline got flowing and I was doing all that I could to keep from shaking the tree stand and upsetting her shot. It was really cool and exciting to be waiting on her to shoot, letting her decide when the time was right. This would be her second hog and we had discussed what she needed to do several times, but it all came down to when she was ready...

"pop" and the trailing hog went down. The leading hog only had to move about three steps to be out of sight and that he did. The shot was right at 120 yards and she made a beautiful head shot between the eyes, almost through the right eye. The bullet traveled through the brain and exited a bit lower behind the jaw on the left side. The little boar weighed 110 lbs.



We dragged the hog out of the field and after pics, harvested the back straps for dinner tonight!



The down side is that while the text video of the area worked fine, the video for the shot glitched and I fear the corrupted file is unrecoverable. However, she was quite pleased with the result. I was hugely impressed with how well she worked through the shot-decision process and how well she did dropping the hog. Her first hog, last year, required a lot of tracking. She wasn't going to let that happen this time. clap
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#6356014 - 07/02/16 06:56 PM Re: Hunt with Daughter [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Awesome story. Hunting with your kid is one of life's greatest pleasures. Good on ya man. Tell ol' Cerebellum congratulations for me. up

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#6356055 - 07/02/16 07:19 PM Re: Hunt with Daughter [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Making memories with your Daughter and killing hogs. up
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#6356099 - 07/02/16 07:44 PM Re: Hunt with Daughter [Re: Double Naught Spy]
DavidK Offline
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Registered: 06/09/11
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Congrats to her, great shot.
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#6356117 - 07/02/16 07:54 PM Re: Hunt with Daughter [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Quite the marksman she is !
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#6356200 - 07/02/16 09:26 PM Re: Hunt with Daughter [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Awesome. That pig looks evil with it's eye popping out.

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#6356210 - 07/02/16 09:32 PM Re: Hunt with Daughter [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Congratulations to the little lady.
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#6356242 - 07/02/16 10:08 PM Re: Hunt with Daughter [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Originally Posted By: bigjoe8565
Awesome. That pig looks evil with it's eye popping out.


Yeah, that pretty well creeped out the daughter pretty good. I had to explain to her about how/why that happens. Then a bunch of blood congealed in one ear and fell out when I rolled the hog to measure it and that creeped her out.

Butchery of the hog, however, she thought was pretty neat. She liked seeing the entry and exit wounds up close, learning what the bullet did.

All in all, a positive experience.
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#6356273 - 07/02/16 10:36 PM Re: Hunt with Daughter [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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tell the young lady we are proud of her up
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#6356498 - 07/03/16 09:11 AM Re: Hunt with Daughter [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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That'll do! Tell the lady great job. And good job dad!! It is almost as fun hunting with the kids, my adrenaline gets going just as much if not more than when I am hunting myself.

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#6356521 - 07/03/16 09:29 AM Re: Hunt with Daughter [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Great memories for sure.

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#6356561 - 07/03/16 10:07 AM Re: Hunt with Daughter [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Loc: Central Texas
Awesome job! I love seeing kids out in the woods having fun. Congrats to the young lady, nice shot! up
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#6356571 - 07/03/16 10:18 AM Re: Hunt with Daughter [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Loc: Colleyville, DFW, TX
Good job on getting her out in the field and the experince.
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#6356579 - 07/03/16 10:24 AM Re: Hunt with Daughter [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Great shot! Congrats to you both.

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#6356596 - 07/03/16 10:46 AM Re: Hunt with Daughter [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Loc: Rockwall, Texas
Nothing better than hunting with your daughter
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