Today, my daughter connected on her 4th buck in 4 years. It's the smallest one that she has ever taken, but I'm probably the most proud of this one. THe last two years she has taken two bucks with a crossbow. This year however, our time was limited due to a divorce. We only hunted two or three times in archery and she missed her first deer ever on one of those outings (A really nice buck). After the miss she was furious. Again on Monday she passed at a neck shot on a small buck. She has only ever shot one doe and today passed on 5 of them because she wanted a buck only. Minutes later we spied this guy about 150 yds away. I grunted him to about 75 yds and she drilled him perfectly with a Model 7 .243 I bought her over the summer. Although I saw it fall, I allowed her to track it and drag it back while I watched from the tree stand (still holding the gun). She climbed back up in the tree stand and we shared the rest of the morning enjoying the other deer that came by. There isnt much I havent accomplished as a hunter, but watching my daughter mature as a young woman and a huntress is probably more satisfying than any deer or bear I've ever taken with bow or gun. She has already told me next year she isnt hunting with the crossbow anymore. She wants to use a "real" bow. Oh, I almost forgot...she just turned 11 a week ago.