First kill

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by jjfuller1, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    I have been teaching my niece to shoot over the last couple years. She expressed interest in hunting so her and my wife went together and got there course and licenses this summer/fall. Well today we decided to go into the woods. Niece shot her first squirrel and 2 chipmunks. She used her grandmas first rifle (my moms), A marlin youth model .22. I found the shed antler about 5 feet from where her squirrel fell out of the tree. What a great first hunt.
     

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  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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  3. WhelanLad

    WhelanLad New Member

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    Happy Days, good to see the girls amongst it

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  4. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Tell your niece I said Waidmannsheil. I am starting to see more young ladies hunting over here. You have to be 18 to hunt though.
     
  5. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Congratulate your niece for me!

    Congratulations to you too JJ, you're passing on the legacy & grooming hunting partners for the years ahead!
     
  6. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    Outstanding, I love seeing young hunters. Congrats to you and your niece!!!

    In most states here in the Midwest, 10 & 11 year olds have to be with a
    mentor. Basically that means one gun between the two of you and the
    mentor has to be within arms reach when the child has the firearm.

    12-15 years old they can have their own firearm and have to be in visual
    and hearing distance. So if you can yell to them and see them that is good.
    At 16 they can hunt by themselves.

    My 11 year old got his first whitetail this year.

    Both my boys will be hunting WI this year, between us we will have 6 tags;
    3 buck and 3 antlerless if they shoot all six deer that is fine with me. In
    Wisconsin you can "group hunt" meaning you can tag a deer shot by
    someone else effectively pooling tags. Some states do not allow that.
     
  7. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Congrats to the young lady. Congrats jjfuller1 for taking the time to mentor the young lady in the sport of hunting.
     
  8. kytowboater

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    Great job! A memory she will always cherish.
     
  9. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    Thanks. Made her mom and my wife and my sister tear up just a little. My sister taught me to hunt and here I am teaching a newbie. My wife just thought it cute. And the whole moms gun thing I think is what did it for my other sister. Lol. Can't wait to get Her more practice and a deer in a few years.
     
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  10. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Great to see the youngsters out baggin those tree rats. Kudos to the little lady for her good shooting.
     
  11. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    Good work JJ, awesome, Waidmannsheil from Me also! Was lesson #2 "How to Skin, dress and cook a Squirrel"?
     
  12. toddchaney

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    That is a priceless photo. Congrats to you and the young lady. Your training paid off!
     
  13. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    next time probly when she gets a gray squrriel.