Opening day found my daughter and I in an area we seen deer in the past few outings. We saw no deer but some squirrels. Tuesday we tried it again and I saw a doe.
The first Sat. we relocated to a different area which was in a blind that has been successful for her brothers in the past. We saw a doe about 8:30 come up the ridge about 70yds but she was moving too fast for Alicia to get a shot. I told her it was early, we'll probably see more later. After awhile she was getting hungry so she got out a bag of trail mix. I was looking to the right of us down into a ravine when I turned my head left to ask her something and up outa the hollow to our left I see a deer come up over and stop behind a big oak. I looked at her and whispered, "don't move" she whispers back, "where is it". I said, "below us at 11 o'clock at 40yds. She said, "I see it. Now she has the trail mix in her hand and guess where her rifle is... Its beside her laying on the ground. I said to her, its behind the tree for me I think I can lean over get your rifle and hand to you, she said okay. I lean over slowly grab the gun and hand it to her. I thought so far so good. She shoulders the .243 and click the safety to Fire....Bang the doe kicks and runs about 50yds and stops. My daughter shot through some brush and I thought she might of hit it a little back so I said shoot her again.. Bang. The deer runs down the ridge and flips over dead.
I said, You did it!!! You got it.. She was so excited and overcome with alot of emotions we just sat there for a minute looking at it laying down below us. We got our selves together and walked down to it. She was really excited. We took some pics and I showed her how to gut it and said this ones on me you have to do your next one, she didn't care she said I will. We looked at where she shot it and there were 2 holes, one inch apart behind the shoulder. I said good shootin' girl, I'm proud of ya, she smiled ear to ear.
We took the deer to camp and showed it off to some friends and relatives that stopped by.
She wanted a Euro mount done so I had a friend at work do the skull work and plaque
He even made it with a pin in the back so you can take it off the plaque to look at and or clean it from time to time. We wrapped it up and surprised her at Christmas. It was like she lived it all over again
Oh, BTW I know in the pic she doesn't have her vest on but it came off when she took her pack off to touch the deer. Just thought I would mention it before some people start asking questions