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#6544356 - 11/15/16 08:24 AM Daughters first deer and pig
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I took my youngest daughter with me to the lease this weekend. At the end of our trip she had killed her first deer and pig, The pig came flying out of the treeline to the feeder. Once the pig turned broadside she drooped him in his tracks with a perfect high shoulder shot.

After watching quite a few does and young bucks, one of the targeted deer showed up. To say she was nervous would be an understatement. The deer took forever to give her a good shot, but when he did she executed a perfect shot. I told her the deer likely would run off after she shot him and we would need to watch, as well as listen for him crashing. She settled in and when the deer turned broadside she took the shot. She looked up from her scope and said "i thought the deer was going to run off". That's right, she dropped the deer in it's tracks.

She also took a shot on a coyote and while I didn't recover, she hit him hard so I'm certain it's dead.

Two funny things from the weekend. We were pulling out of camp at 5:45 am and she's putting on mascara. I asked her why she was putting on makeup. She said "for pictures I need to have mascara on".

One of her friends asked what type of gun she used. Her response "it was one of my dad's guns with a muffler to make it quiet". I couldn't stop laughing when she referred to the suppressor as a "muffler".

I've only hunted for a few years, but the memories of my daughters hunting rates much higher than any of my own experiences. I can't wait until my grandsons are old enough to hunt and make those memories.

On a side note, I continue to be impressed by the 6.8 130 Hornady SST performance. She double lung her deer and dropped him stone cold dead. I'm convinced an AR chambered in 6.8 with an upgraded trigger is a great gun for youth and novice shooters.




Edited by bigjoe8565 (11/15/16 08:26 AM)

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#6544373 - 11/15/16 08:34 AM Re: Daughters first deer and pig [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 02/02/12
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Loc: Watauga, TX / Hunt - Eastland
Congrats to the young lady cheers
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#6544378 - 11/15/16 08:36 AM Re: Daughters first deer and pig [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Congrat's young lady and kudo's to you too Dad! up
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#6544398 - 11/15/16 08:44 AM Re: Daughters first deer and pig [Re: Pope&Young]
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: Pope&Young
Congrats to the young lady cheers
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#6544401 - 11/15/16 08:44 AM Re: Daughters first deer and pig [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Good for her.
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#6544415 - 11/15/16 08:51 AM Re: Daughters first deer and pig [Re: Pope&Young]
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Originally Posted By: Pope&Young
Congrats to the young lady cheers


Great pics. up
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#6544418 - 11/15/16 08:52 AM Re: Daughters first deer and pig [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 05/31/07
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Loc: Anton, TX
Great job all the way around. Congrats up
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#6544464 - 11/15/16 09:10 AM Re: Daughters first deer and pig [Re: bigjoe8565]
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She said "for pictures I need to have mascara on" roflmao

Congratulations on your daughters Tri-Fecta; Deer, Hog, Yote atta girl cheers
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#6544522 - 11/15/16 09:50 AM Re: Daughters first deer and pig [Re: bigjoe8565]
rdhibbs Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/15
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Loc: Dumas TX
Tell her we are proud of here
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#6544721 - 11/15/16 12:23 PM Re: Daughters first deer and pig [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 11/26/13
Posts: 57
Loc: Montague co.
Nice

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#6544876 - 11/15/16 01:43 PM Re: Daughters first deer and pig [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Congrats!
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#6544904 - 11/15/16 02:00 PM Re: Daughters first deer and pig [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 10/05/09
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Loc: Shreveport LA
cheers
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#6545220 - 11/15/16 05:33 PM Re: Daughters first deer and pig [Re: Pope&Young]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Fairfield, TX
Originally Posted By: Pope&Young
Congrats to the young lady cheers
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Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.

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#6545224 - 11/15/16 05:36 PM Re: Daughters first deer and pig [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Good deal, congrats!
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#6545305 - 11/15/16 06:24 PM Re: Daughters first deer and pig [Re: bigjoe8565]
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That's great. Nice critters and a beautiful little lady.
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