Daughters First Deer!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Qzilla, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Qzilla

    Qzilla Well-Known Member

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    Not long range to us but, it might be for my daughter, Joelie.

    I used several people to help me get the rifle fit right for my 3yr old daughter as soon as she expressed interest in hunting larger game. She has been shooting a custom 22 for a while and said she wanted to shoot a deer.

    Well, several months ago I built the rifle and sent it to Shawn Carlock for a muzzle brake. Shawn then helped me work a special 223 load that generates decent velocity with ZERO recoil with is brake!

    She has over 500 rds down the tube and I finally got her on a doe. It was only 47 yards but, she made a perfect shot and the doe went 20 yards and piled up. She is shooting a 55gr ballistic tip at 1800fps and it performed flawlessly and exited the doe.

    Also for those that ask, she will be 4 in March so she is 3yrs and 9 months old!

    Thanks Shawn!!!

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  2. Stormrider

    Stormrider Well-Known Member

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    Terrific!
     

  3. brianla

    brianla Active Member

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    I've got three daughters, between 5 and 7, and I'm just starting to teach them shooting. This is fantastic!! Gives me a whole pile of inspiration.

    Congratulations to you and Joelie. That is a great pic!

    -Brian
     
  4. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    QZILLA,

    That's the way to do it. Youngest hunter I know of to kill a deer. Awesome!!! God job. Congratulations to that great shooting little hunter.
    God bless her!!! OK! CONGratualtions to you too dad and mom.
    Good job Shawn, well done as always. :) :) :)
     
  5. HOGGHEAD

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    Youngin

    Yep, that is what it is all about. Tom.
     
  6. Jon2

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    Qzilla

    That is fantastic. My daughter is 4 and 5 this coming september and I have just started her on an air rifle but for a little girl at 3 and 9 months to take her first deer - that is a fantastic achievement for both father and daughter. Well done
     
  7. Shawn Carlock

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    Q,

    Glad to be of help on the project. I think that is just outstanding! The only problem I see here is it appears quite obvious that when she is older your going to have to keep a big stick near to run off all of the boys.
     
  8. NYLES

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    Aint! no words for that one.
     
  9. Big Sky

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    Two things are exceptionally cool about this hunt. One is being there to assist your deer with her first deer. (Great photo too, by the way.) Two, I find it especially neat that you can let your child hunt at such a young age. What I wouldn't give to be able to let my kids hunt when I felt they were ready rather than the state mandated age of 12. My 10 year old daughter is my favorite hunting partner. She can out shoot all her brothers and a fair number of adults I know. She loves to hunt and be outdoors. It drives us both crazy that she still has to wait two years to hunt deer. Pretty much every week she gives me a count down until she's 12. Right now the count is 1 year, 2 months, and 3 weeks. Yeah, I'd say she's anxious. All that aside I think it's fantastic that you and your daughter were able to successfully get her first deer. Great job to both of you!
     
  10. SES50

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    That is awesome! My daugher is two years old and my wife and I take her out to the range when ever possible. I have been looking at one of those cricket 22 single shot rifles to start her out with, I am just waiting for to show the ability to safely hold the rifle up where I do not think it will be dangerous.

    Congradulation.

    SES50
     
  11. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    223's aren't legal for big game. the smallest legal cal is a 243.
     
  12. mattj

    mattj Well-Known Member

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    With respect, do you know where Qzilla and his daughter were hunting? If not, how could you possibly know what the laws are there?
     
  13. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    That's awesome! So young too, great shooting!
     
  14. Spino

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    [QUOTE Also for those that ask, she will be 4 in March so she is 3yrs and 9 months old!

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    That's got to be some kind of record! Youngest girl I've heard of taking a deer. You have your hands full and she's a cutie... Looks like that's somewhere in southtexas?

    Hey, 47yds is long range when you are looking through those little eyes at your first deer..... Awesome!!
     
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