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#6976362 - 11/29/17 10:32 AM Daughter's First Deer
oldstyle244 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 75
Back in June, my daughter said she was done shooting rabbits, she wanted a deer this year. She is small, so I scrambled to figure out what she could shoot and not dislocate her arm, LOL. I didn't like anything off the shelf. So we bought a Howa action chambered in 6.5 Creeedmore, put it on a Boyd thumbhole stock, changed the recoil pad to a larger one, and scoped it out.

She took it to the range twice and seemed to be spot on.

Opening weekend for youth, we got skunked didn't see anything.

Opening day comes and at first light we see 3 doe under the feeder. She takes a shot at this one and drops her (I should have flipped the deer over, entry shot was perfect, exit is what you see, guess the deer was quartered). A few minutes later while we are about to step out the blind another (or one of the other original) doe walks out. So she takes another shot and that one did run a little, but was easily recovered.

I couldn't be prouder of her, 2 shots, 2 doe on her first opening weekend!


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#6976365 - 11/29/17 10:35 AM Re: Daughter's First Deer [Re: oldstyle244]
oldstyle244 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 75
Hum? Picture didn't post..................

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#6976379 - 11/29/17 10:50 AM Re: Daughter's First Deer [Re: oldstyle244]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: Denton/Argyle
Originally Posted By: oldstyle244
Hum? Picture didn't post..................
Hit edit on your post. Then click the icon on the bar with a blue arrow pointing up. Then select the pic and "save all images" once it loads.
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#6976417 - 11/29/17 11:17 AM Re: Daughter's First Deer [Re: oldstyle244]
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#6976437 - 11/29/17 11:34 AM Re: Daughter's First Deer [Re: oldstyle244]
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Beautiful little lady, very cool rifle, and 2 great shots. Congratulations to both of you.
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#6976483 - 11/29/17 12:07 PM Re: Daughter's First Deer [Re: oldstyle244]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Congratulations!
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#6976524 - 11/29/17 12:30 PM Re: Daughter's First Deer [Re: dogcatcher]
landsurveyor Offline
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Registered: 02/16/11
Posts: 4916
Loc: Annetta TX
Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
Congratulations!
cheers
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#6976596 - 11/29/17 01:25 PM Re: Daughter's First Deer [Re: oldstyle244]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: Denton/Argyle
Great job! up
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#6976599 - 11/29/17 01:27 PM Re: Daughter's First Deer [Re: oldstyle244]
dlrz71 Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 9678
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
congrats up

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#6976721 - 11/29/17 03:25 PM Re: Daughter's First Deer [Re: dlrz71]
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Originally Posted By: dlrz71
congrats up
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#6977377 - 11/30/17 08:13 AM Re: Daughter's First Deer [Re: oldstyle244]
gary roberson Offline
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Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 1589
Congratulations! Girls always make the best hunters.
Adios,
Gary

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#6977397 - 11/30/17 08:26 AM Re: Daughter's First Deer [Re: oldstyle244]
bass101 Offline
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Registered: 09/28/10
Posts: 256
Loc: Rayne, La
cheers

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#6977400 - 11/30/17 08:28 AM Re: Daughter's First Deer [Re: Creekrunner]
Stub Offline
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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Beautiful little lady, very cool rifle, and 2 great shots. Congratulations to both of you.
cheers

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#6977412 - 11/30/17 08:41 AM Re: Daughter's First Deer [Re: oldstyle244]
wtr Offline
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Registered: 09/25/12
Posts: 595
Loc: WestCOMMATexas hunt Comanche
cheers

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#6977536 - 11/30/17 10:17 AM Re: Daughter's First Deer [Re: oldstyle244]
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Boom! Goes the dynamite

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