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Title: Proud Dad Moment!!!! Daughters first deer!
Post by: jrebel on October 17, 2021, 07:39:30 PM
My daughter told me this year that she would like to hunt deer, bear and maybe elk.  That was such good news that I immediately started hunting for a new rifle, her rifle, one she would take ownership in and hopefully get her that much more excited about hunting big game.  A couple weeks and 4K later she is equipped with a rifle.... :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:!!!  Yes she is a little spoiled.  It is a Savage Ultralite in 6.5 creedmoor, topped with a Nightforce NSX 5.5-22.   A couple weeks later I have a custom load worked up and shooting 1/4" groups at 100 yards.  As the weeks went by, she was shooting quite a bit.  She got to where 300 yards was pretty easy.  She even sent a few round down range at 450, but realized 300 was her max for this hunting season.   

Well the bear has not gone so well this year for her (My son has shot 3...2 in WA / 1 in Alberta) even though she has put in some time hunting.  Discouraged but still hopeful that deer would be different, she stayed positive.  Opening morning of rifle came and she was up early without complaining....that's a feat in itself.   :chuckle: :chuckle:  We have the luxury of hunting our families property and know there are quite a few bucks running around.  A few are 3+ points and obviously she has set her eyes on those.  Quite a few spikes and two points also so we are confident it will happen.  She is burdened by school and limited with time so weekends really are all we have.  My schedule limits some weekends so time is of the essence. 

Opening morning comes and goes with quite a few deer in the food plots.....but no bucks.  This was very weird given the fact we always have a few spikes in the group.  Later that afternoon as we sit and watch the food plot and a few does, we notice on of our local spikes.  He walks in about 100 yards out and starts feeding.  We had about 90 minutes before dark so she decides to to just watch him, with hopes of one of the larger bucks coming in.  About an hour goes by when she says, "Dad, I think I want to shoot that spike."  I told her she could shoot any legal buck and never to be ashamed of it not being the biggest.  I confirmed she wanted to shoot this buck and she said, "yes, it will be a great first deer."  She followed up by saying it would also allow her to not miss any school next week, which her academics are very important to her.

She gets set up and waits very patiently for a good shot.  The deer is slightly quartering away and I pick spot on its hide for an aiming point.  We discuss it and she steadies herself for the shot.  BOOOOMMMM.....the 6.5 creed barks and it is a perfect hit.  The deer wheel kicks and runs 15 feet and falls over dead.  High fives, Hugs, and lots of great emotions...... :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:    I think I was more excited than she was.  She is on cloud nine....and is now talking about missing school in another attempt at getting a bear.  I'm in.....lets "Give'r heck" and see if we can put this together. 

Backstraps for dinner tonight....and in our family tradition, we always thank the hunter / huntress for providing great, clean food to the family.   

PROUD DAD MOMENT. 
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Post by: jrebel on October 17, 2021, 07:41:14 PM
Another pic with the proud Dad!!
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Post by: Jason on October 17, 2021, 07:41:48 PM
Awesome man, congrats to your daughter.
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Post by: Taco280AI on October 17, 2021, 07:42:00 PM
Congrats  :tup:
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Post by: Timberstalker on October 17, 2021, 07:44:54 PM
Good stuff!
Congrats!
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Post by: NRA4LIFE on October 17, 2021, 07:50:55 PM
Johnny, that just made my day.  Congrats to the young gal.
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Post by: elkrack on October 17, 2021, 07:55:34 PM
Congrats to the new huntress!! Good job dad :tup:
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Post by: Fatherof5 on October 17, 2021, 07:56:56 PM
Nice work! Congratulations to your Daughter  :tup: :tup:
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Post by: Stein on October 17, 2021, 08:03:45 PM
So cool, thanks for sharing!  Congrats :tup:
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Post by: svent0341 on October 17, 2021, 08:10:20 PM
That's so awesome. Good for her and you! I was so hopeful my son would get his first deer this year after getting the youth antlerless draw and got to start a week early, but not luck.
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on October 17, 2021, 08:14:32 PM
Nicely done, congratulations to your daughter.👍

If you only had a Bull PAC to get it out.🤣
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Post by: HntnFsh on October 17, 2021, 08:20:43 PM
Awesome Congrats to your daughter!
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Post by: pd on October 17, 2021, 08:23:05 PM
Beautiful smile on that young lady.  Congratulations.

Something about Johnny and 2 points.
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Post by: hunter399 on October 17, 2021, 08:31:39 PM
Awesome 👍👍👍
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Post by: buckcanyonlodge on October 17, 2021, 08:35:36 PM
I bet those were tasty tender back straps!! Yummmm
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Post by: redi on October 17, 2021, 08:39:14 PM
Great job
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Post by: actionshooter on October 17, 2021, 08:46:53 PM
Congrats to both of you... anymore it has more meaning when the kids are successful! !
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on October 17, 2021, 08:59:22 PM
Pretty special moments to share with the kiddos.

My son shot his first deer a nice little 3x2 with eye guards yesterday evening.
I havenít had the shakes like that in a long time before a shot.

Congrats to you guys.
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Post by: WapitiTalk1 on October 17, 2021, 09:01:37 PM
 :tup:  Very cool. 
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Post by: fowl smacker on October 17, 2021, 09:28:45 PM
Heck ya, AWESOME! 
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Post by: bornhunter on October 17, 2021, 09:42:03 PM
 :tup: :tup: :tup:
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Post by: gasman on October 18, 2021, 05:40:16 AM
Hell yeah  :tup:
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Post by: Bowhunter3 on October 18, 2021, 06:37:11 AM
Good stuff!
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Post by: Gonehuntin01 on October 18, 2021, 07:23:18 AM
Congrats to you both.  Great memories and the start of good times.
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Post by: boneaddict on October 18, 2021, 07:55:35 AM
Thatís cool. Congratulations to you both
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Post by: pianoman9701 on October 18, 2021, 07:58:18 AM
Wonderful buck and a good dad.
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Post by: rainshadow1 on October 18, 2021, 08:00:53 AM
Nice!  :tup:
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Post by: cem3434 on October 18, 2021, 08:07:51 AM
Congrats to the young lady.
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Post by: jrebel on October 18, 2021, 12:25:49 PM
Thanks for all the kind words, she is very excited to have taken her first big game animal.  As a dad, I couldn't be more proud.  I am very excited for what future hunts hold for her.  Hopefully we can find her a bear before the weather turns to cold.....if not she will have to wait till next year.   :tup:
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Post by: bearhunter99 on October 18, 2021, 12:31:27 PM
Excellent work dad!  And congrats to the young lady on a nice shot and for thinking things through!  One of our daughters blessed us with meat in the freezer last night!
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Post by: trophyhunt on October 18, 2021, 12:32:18 PM
love this!!!!
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Post by: mp.hunter on October 18, 2021, 12:41:17 PM
Good stuff


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Post by: dvolmer on October 18, 2021, 12:51:37 PM
This is wonderful!!!  Love hunting with my 6 daughters!!!
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Post by: HillHound on October 18, 2021, 02:00:53 PM
Awesome Job! Looks pretty similar to my sonĎs first buck. And after 5 years of does and spikes he graduated to a branched buck this year.
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Post by: NOCK NOCK on October 18, 2021, 05:28:57 PM
Congrats Miss Rebel (and you too JR) that's what its all about.
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Post by: Rem14 on October 18, 2021, 07:11:42 PM
Grandpa and Grandma are just as proud. Not only our Granddaughters hunting success this year but also our Grandsons .
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Post by: Dan-o on October 18, 2021, 08:05:10 PM
 :tup: :tup: :tup: :tup: :tup: :tup: :tup:
Right on!

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Post by: C-Money on October 25, 2021, 11:12:00 AM
Congrats to your Daughter! Nice buck!!
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Post by: Igottanewknee on October 25, 2021, 11:22:20 AM
Nice! Awesome job. Congratulations to you and your daughter!  :tup:
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Post by: mburrows on October 25, 2021, 12:32:44 PM
What its all about right there, great job!
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