Daughter in Law first Big game animal

paulc

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I might have shot the wrong buck a couple weeks ago. This buck definitely scores better than mine. Zach found this buck first thing and we closed the distance as close as we could. Price gave us a beautiful grand daughter 4 weeks ago and today she scored on her first hunt. She made a great 400 yard shot and is new to shooting as well.
 

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popx5

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Well above average... congrats on the grand kid. One of the best days of my life was the promotion to grandad. And wholly smokes, what a great first buck... might take some time to top that one
 

paulc

Moderator
I bet she hasn't shot a box of rounds in her life. She has shot a .22 a little. We practiced a couple times before the hunt, but, mostly it was dry firing and shooting from sticks, or sitting. I decided there was no way she would take more than a 300 yard shot and probably not ev en that. Of course 400 was best we could do. She had never shot prone, but, we had plenty of time and 4 packs to really get the gun and her set. She totally missed her first shot. I was regretting saying we would shoot at all. Believe it or not, the bucks looked around for a few minutes and then went back to feeding. 2nd shot was money. That is why I said son of a bitch because it was a huge relief. Didn't want a wounded deer. Helluva a shot for someone that has never even touched a gun till about a year ago,
 

Zach

Comedian in training, at least on the internet
Pretty awesome Paul. I think girls pick up shooting much quicker than guys. We try to overthink and analyze everything, girls just place the crosshairs and squeeze.
 

Alchemistkb

Sleeping with an Admin....
I bet she hasn't shot a box of rounds in her life. She has shot a .22 a little. We practiced a couple times before the hunt, but, mostly it was dry firing and shooting from sticks, or sitting. I decided there was no way she would take more than a 300 yard shot and probably not ev en that. Of course 400 was best we could do. She had never shot prone, but, we had plenty of time and 4 packs to really get the gun and her set. She totally missed her first shot. I was regretting saying we would shoot at all. Believe it or not, the bucks looked around for a few minutes and then went back to feeding. 2nd shot was money. That is why I said son of a bitch because it was a huge relief. Didn't want a wounded deer. Helluva a shot for someone that has never even touched a gun till about a year ago,
I LOVE this story... second only to the fact that she gave birth just 4 weeks prior. She's an actual stud!
 

paulc

Moderator
I LOVE this story... second only to the fact that she gave birth just 4 weeks prior. She's an actual stud!
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I LOVE this story... second only to the fact that she gave birth just 4 weeks prior. She's an actual stud!
You are right. We hiked in the dark to get to a glassing mountain, then, she made a amazing shot and packed out the load on her back about 1.5 miles after basically being pregnant and caring for an infant the last 10 months. She is a tough girl. Never complained, never hesitated, and hung right in there with us. Of course, I am pretty slow these days. LOL
 
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