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    Daughter got her buck yesterday

    Daughter Samantha and I went elk hunting yesterday, didn't cut a track at one of our local haunts. We got back in the truck had a sandwich and some hot coffee then drove about ten miles to another drainage. We chose a USFS trail head we had never walked before, turned out to be a good choice, she filled her deer license and a couple hours later had him loaded and headed home. My daughter was very proud of her first 300 yd kill, I was too! She put a 130 Hornady into the top of his left shoulder blade which exploded and shattered his spine, he dropped at the shot. She is getting to be quite the "rifleman" at sight in she put 3 into .7" at 100 yds, we checked the target and I told her good job now lets load the magazine with 5 and 1 in the chamber and let you shoot a new target with 6. Dad figured in his mind this will open things up some, it did .9" for the six, lets find you something to shoot! I couldn't be prouder!Click image for larger version. 

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    Hell, I was there!

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    Wow, a 300 yard shot is something to be very proud of. Congrats.

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    Thanks, and I am proud of her. If you look at the left antler top fork you can just make out the trail, looks like a white line with no trees or brush, so we are talking STEEP, probably why high hit. I thought he might just slide off the mountain but no such luck, seems like he caught a deadfall every 30 to 40 feet down, each time we dragged him over a log he seemed to be gaining weight!
    Hell, I was there!

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ID:	207296 When we made it to the trail she was all smiles, but I think it may have been a "forced", all's well that ends well.
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    Congratulations.
    Stories like these warm my heart and show a close father-daughter bond...
    Her shooting ability would put most men to shame, I would guess that her shooting ability has much to do with you and your influence.
    Father - Daughter bonding time (check)
    Creating a memory that will last a lifetime (check)
    Bringing home good eats (check)
    Her smile (priceless)
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    I think we did pretty well as parents, bragging a little here!Click image for larger version. 

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    Congrats on some fine shooting and a great story!

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    We had liver and onions for supper tonight from this buck, oh was it good, so mild!
    Hell, I was there!

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    Very good shooting;I'm proud of you and her!

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    Thanks. Looks like heart sandwiches with mustard are next on the menu!Click image for larger version. 

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    Very nice! Congrats. Scenery reminds me of Alaska winter hunts.

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    Congrats on the memories made. Neither of you will ever forget that hunt. You will be reliving and talking about it as long as you live.

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    Still sitting around waiting for deer season. Congrats on the hunt. Gives me hope.

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    You should be glad for her.For what she learn and done you can not ask for more. It is also understanding for the size of that deer for it would get hard to get out of the woods. Good thing for the snow I hope it help some to drag it out.
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    Great story!

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    Mighty mighty fine shooting!
    You couldn't wipe that smile off with belt grinder, Dad I bet yours was just as big

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45workhorse View Post
    Mighty mighty fine shooting!
    You couldn't wipe that smile off with belt grinder, Dad I bet yours was just as big
    Thank you, and yes dad was grinning from ear to ear!
    Hell, I was there!

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