My son was in the same boat here in Oregon, patiently waiting for 12. Then the state started a new mentorship program where younger kids can shoot game while in company of the actual tag holder, after signing up for the program too. My ten year old shot his first doe with my .308 at 315 yards. He started shooting when he was very young also. He usually shot my heavy rifles that hardly recoil, and sometimes while they sat in a bench rest. He would drape over the stock to obtain eye relief since recoil was not there. Basically had the top of the stock tucked into his arm pit. Sometimes I'd put my first behind the butt plate just to catch any movement if I was worried.
Fantastic research and prep for your daughters doe. Very cool and a great photo. .22 center fire is legal in Oregon for deer, .24 for elk.
This guy on the hide did some hunting with his .22cal rifle witih good results...maybe not long distance but seemed to work well. PAI 223AI + 62TSX = dead deer - Sniper's Hide Forums