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Hunting with my kiddo and Cody M (tried to keep it short..) #5994527 10/26/15 05:40 AM
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The video of this hunt has been posted before but I was unable to post until now...

I am fortunate enough to have a daughter that is not scared to shoot or hunt and a wife that lets me take her! She has spent a good bit of time with me hunting and regardless if it's making a 3+ hour drive to hunt or sitting in a blind and not seeing a single animal she has been patient. When she was 5 she shot a hog but we were unable to find it. We had good blood and it was hit but it ran like hell.... At 6-7 she hunted with me but we never really got that good opportunity to get a shot off and it is not the easiest thing to get an animal in front of a kid and get them to be able to take a shot... Late last season I think she could have had a shot at a doe but it did not come together.

This year I knew work and 2nd kiddo would keep us busy and I did not know where or when we might get an opportunity to get out so I contacted Cody about a MLD property that we could go to right around her B-day. Haleigh has been practicing a bunch in the backyard and she has a 7-08 of her own but we had trouble getting a good eye relief on her rifle and for time purposes we started working with my .243. I had her shooting deer targets in the backyard sitting in a chair off a bog pod and thought this was probably the closest to sitting in a blind we could do. On Haleigh's 8th B-day weekend we met Cody near Waco and got ready.

Hunting with a little one can be tough!!! After 2 years of trying it can wear them out and wear you out!!! Cody was amazing at working with Haleigh and talking to her about the hunt and what she needed to do. We have practiced everything I could think of but Cody was able to give her some great pointers and it proved to be an amazing help!!! We got in the blind early on Saturday evening and it was not an easy sit! After seeing a few little deer Haleigh was excited to shoot but we were able to get her calmed down and wait to see what else might show. The hunt was almost ruined by an old doe that thought something was up but we stayed still and waiting proved to be the best thing. With a bit of patience on my girls part and a lot of coaching from Cody she connected and dropped a nice buck! She was very nervous about losing the deer after the first hog she shot 2-3 years ago ran but we did not have to worry about that!!!!





Link to video.

https://www.facebook.com/cody.malone.94/videos/1182726051742296/

Rifle was a .243 built by Gene Williams
105 gr berger running about 3100......
S&B 5-25 (Helped the Eye Relief Problem.....
Bog Pod with Haleigh Standing in the Blind making a great shot!!!

Re: Hunting with my kiddo and Cody M (tried to keep it short..) [Re: TGT] #5994543 10/26/15 10:24 AM
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Way to go Haleigh that's a very nice buck cheers Great pictures she is a cutie up


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Congrats to the young huntress


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Great, precious pics. Her smile says she's hooked for life. Well played Dad.

Big congrats to Haleigh! cheers


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Re: Hunting with my kiddo and Cody M (tried to keep it short..) [Re: Pitchfork Predator] #5994655 10/26/15 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Great, precious pics. Her smile says she's hooked for life. Well played Dad.

Big congrats to Haleigh! cheers


Nicely done all around and a special congrats to the huntress up


Re: Hunting with my kiddo and Cody M (tried to keep it short..) [Re: TGT] #5994659 10/26/15 01:11 PM
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Her face says it all! Congrats to her and kudos to you for putting in the time with a youngster like that! And she's a cutie for sure!


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Congrats to you and your Baby Girl!


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Good Stuff up


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Originally Posted By: Stub
Way to go Haleigh that's a very nice buck cheers Great pictures she is a cutie up


Awesome hunt....sweet baby girl right there... up


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Awesome for both of you!!!! up


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very nice, Cody is good people


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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Great, precious pics. Her smile says she's hooked for life. Well played Dad.

Big congrats to Haleigh! cheers


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Job well done young lady! Congrat's. up


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Great job, Dad! Congrats, Haleigh!

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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Great, precious pics. Her smile says she's hooked for life. Well played Dad.

Big congrats to Haleigh! cheers

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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Good Stuff up

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Congrats to your little hunting partner!!!!

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That is awesome!

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Originally Posted By: BuffaloSpringsRD
That is awesome!


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up The smile on that cuties face says everything you need to know!!!
Great story and congrats to dad and daughter....

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Awesome pics; congrats!


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Great, precious pics. Her smile says she's hooked for life. Well played Dad.

Big congrats to Haleigh! cheers


Nicely done all around and a special congrats to the huntress up


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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Great, precious pics. Her smile says she's hooked for life. Well played Dad.

Big congrats to Haleigh! cheers


Nicely done all around and a special congrats to the huntress up


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Outstanding! Congratulations on a job well done and the good shooting.

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Way to go Haleigh! Be sure and give Daddy a big hug!

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