My 9 year old daughter shot her first buck with the crossbow on the last day of the archery season. She missed one the night before sitting with my father because I had to work and I am glad she did so I got to be there to see her first harvest. She made me proud! 5 point shot at 18 yards with a 30 yard recovery. I think she is hooked! I had a European mount done for her and had it dipped. I am going to surprise her with it on Christmas morning.