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  • Six year old's First Deer

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    Hello, have not been on here in a while due to work schedule. but thought i would post my little girl's first deer, I have always bow hunted with a compound
    but last weekend decided to purchase a crossbow so my kids could hunt with me. to make a long story short we sighted it in she shot it a few times and was able to harvest her first deer with a really good shot. needless to say she was one happy girl and i am one proud daddy.
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    Congrats
    Congratulations to you and your daughter on her first deer. I am sure it is a very special thing to see your daughter so excited. Thanks for sharing.
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    WOW!
    Congratulations little Archer. Way to shoot! Dad Thanks for sharing and making the bow change to involve your family! >>>--)->
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    Wow!
    Congratulations! I showed the picture to my son and told him he is missing out. I would take him hunting if I could get him to sit still for more than a minute. He is now sitting in his room practicing sitting still and being quiet. Inspiration!
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    Young hunters
    I have learned a lot taking my four kids hunting over the years. I realized that I can't make it miserable for them, and have made sure the electronics are charged and brought with us for them to play until they deer come out. The more opportunities they get to see deer out there the more they seem willing to sit there and wait and watch. I have also brought the grunt tube and antlers and let him play with them at will. Just something to make it enjoyable and pass the time. Think about it, how may of us could go to an opera or an art gallery and spend any appreciable amount of time there, and enjoy it. I think the same goes for hunting. Once our kids find the enjoyment of it, and appreciate the awesome beauty of the woods, they will want to go, but until then, me telling him to be quiet, sit still, don't do that is nothing more than the prude in front of me giving me a dirty look when I make an offhand comment about some 'modern abstract masterpiece' that looks like something my 9 year old could do in five minutes.

    Once I lost the seriousness of trying to teach him exactly how to hunt, and tried to make it a good time in the woods, he seems to have started to come around and occasionally want to go. I make sure to take the two youngest at least once a year, and then if they ask. I don't think that one of my daughters will ever hunt, but my oldest son and daughter have the bug, and my youngest son seems to have an interest. Just yesterday morning as I got home from a morning sit, he asked me to get him up the next time I go hunting. There is hope.
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    Fantastic!!!
    At a girl!! That is a nice doe. Love the smile too. I started my son on the crossbow this year. He loves it. No recoil. Its neat to hear him talk about how easy it is to squeeze the trigger on it versus the rifle. So glad you got the crossbow. She hooked now dad. Congrats to both of you. I agree jsc73 you have to keep it simple for them. Let them take some electronics, bring their calls and enjoy the moments. I enjoyed hunting last year with my son. Hearing the nerves get to him and knowing the excitement of the hunt is in him is what it is all about.
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    way to Go
    Great Job!!! Great to see you are teaching your kids the tradition of hunting.The smile on her face says it all.Congrats.
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    Rock on!!!
    We need all the new, young archers we can get it this sport!
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    Awesome
    That's terrific. Congrats to you girl that's awesome and very cool of dad to spend time with daughter in the woods. Good luck and hope ya another one soon - post the pics.
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