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Well I have been teaching my granddaughter to shoot for about a year. She is 9 years old. We started with a pellet gun. Soon graduated to a Savage 22 single shot. Then it was time to shoot the AR 15. She really enjoys shooting, and is doing great. Hunting season is right around the corner, so I thought I would let her shoot my 6.5 Grendel and 6.5 Creed. She shot them both well. But she really impressed me shooting the 6.5 Creed.

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Target was at 75yds, feeder distance. not bad for a 9 year old.

Anyway, I Took her out this morning on her first Hunt. At first light a big mature Doe showed up. Its not Deer season here yet. Bow season opens next weekend. But it was the first deer she has seen from a deer stand. She thought it was really cool. About 5 minutes later 3 pigs showed up. I asked her if she was ready. She responded "yes but I'm shaking". I told her calm down and take a couple of deep breaths. I told her to get the biggest one (the one in the middle) in the scope. Then we are going to wait for him to turn broadside. I told her where to put the crosshairs, and squeeze the trigger when she was ready. She squeezed one off and made a perfect shot, he dropped like a rock. Didn't even take a step. DRT. Needless to say I was a very Proud Pop Pop. It was a Hug and Hi Fives and a grin from ear to ear on a happy 9 year old's face.
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He weighed 100lbs on the nose, bullet was a 130gr eld-m

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Happy little girl.

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How cool is that. Congrats to the young lady.

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Awesome!

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Congrats to her,and to you. That smile says it all.

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awesome awesome awesome !!!!!!

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I don't know why the pic's disappeared

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Ain’t nothing like it, was with my granddaughter when she got her first buck. I had her sit in my lap, put my hands on window, she rested her arms on mine, helped steady her. I did that with my kids too. Mine still hunts, killed a real nice buck this year, she is 19 now.


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Very nice hanco. Yes, It was a wonderful experience that we both will cherish. Now she is ready for her first WT Deer this season.

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I hope she gets one!!!! With her dad on first deer in Arkansas I think she be 8 in both pics. Loves to hunt



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Priceless. Looking forward to many more hunts. She is my oldest grandchild. I have 3 more following close behind her. All looking forward to hunting with Pop Pop. I can't wait.

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Awesome when the young’ns start hunting. Pure joy when they harvest an animal. My daughter with her first deer, after a lot of trials and tribulations and frustrations.

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congrats and good luck hunting to you both

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Congrats to you and your daughter as well. Hopefully are first deer will be this season. I'm going to do my best to make that happen. Can't wait

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Good deal and envious!


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Doc she made a good shot on a nice size doe. Smile on her face say it all.

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Great picture
Congrats to her

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Well she got to shoot her first deer on youth weekend. What a great experience for the both of us. She made another perfect shot with the Tikka 6.5 creedmoor. Bang flop. didn't take a step. 130gr Hornady 130greld-m. needless to say I'm a Proud Pop Pop.

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My 7 year old granddaughter with her doe this year. She got a nice 8 pointer 2 weeks later, but didn’t get hero pic of it. We started her young. First one was when she was 5. The rifle you see here is Rem 600 I had rebarreled to 6.5 TCU, cut down for her. She has a total of 7 deer now (one with crossbow), 3 hogs and 8 coyotes. Did I say she likes to hunt???
Edit…my bad, just figured out I’m not high tech enuf to post pic on here….lol

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