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  • Emma's first buck!

    Hi, I am Emma from Camden County, NC. and I shot my first big buck on October 25 in Perquimans County, NC. I am 10 years old and I am so excited to tell you my story! I was shooting at a good friends place where we were siting in a blind. All of a sudden my dad says 'big buck, big buck!' I get up as fast as I can because bucks don't stay for long, all they are looking for are does. So as quickly as I can I get the crosshairs on the buck and take a couple of deep breaths, I realize that the deer is sideways. I think to myself how do I shoot a deer that is sideways? Then I remember my dad showed me a picture of how to shoot the deer sideways. In the crosshairs it has look like you shoot it in the shoulder so the bullet would come out in the ribs. I take a few more deep breaths and shoot it. POW!!!! Black powder smoke goes everywhere.The noise was so loud that I was dazed. When the smoke cleared up, I looked down the field with my dad and there was nothing there. My dad and I go looking in the woods and when we get to a dirt road we hear rustling and a neighbors dog comes out. The dog ran to where the deer went into the woods. The dogs name was Sadie and she led us straight to the buck.

    (I'm Emma's dad and I decided to let her write the entire summary.)
    Re: Emma's first buck!
    Hey, way to go champ! that's a great deer for your first buck. Definitely better than my first buck. Congratulations