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Old 01-12-2018, 08:39 PM   #1
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I want to get my little sister out for her first deer hunt in the morning, but on the fence based on her shooting. Here is her 4 shots she just took. Shooting at 30 yards on a shooting stick. Our furhtest shot would be 25 yards. Whatcha think??
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:42 PM   #2
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I'd let her
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:52 PM   #3
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If nothing will be past 25, let her rip one. If you're really on the fence, give her a shotgun with buckshot. Pretty hard not to kill em at that range with a shotgun. It'll fold a deer up like a cheap lawn chair
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:21 PM   #4
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I guess I'm gonna be the ******* and say no. Buck fever will exponentially spread that "group" out and its already suspect. Have you made sure the gun is on yourself? If I am being honest she needs more time on the range than just 4 shots on a whim the day before. A wounded animal for a first deer is not something either of you would probably want.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:42 PM   #5
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Go for it! The ol timers would say if you could hit a pie plate you could kill a deer.


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Old 01-12-2018, 10:47 PM   #6
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I guess I'm gonna be the ******* and say no. Buck fever will exponentially spread that "group" out and its already suspect. Have you made sure the gun is on yourself? If I am being honest she needs more time on the range than just 4 shots on a whim the day before. A wounded animal for a first deer is not something either of you would probably want.

I agree. As much as I am a fan of getting young folks....especially girls...(see my daughter in my avatar)....Iíd like to see her get more comfortable with her weapon before taking a shot at a deer. Bad experience if she hits it, but canít recover it.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:58 PM   #7
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Get her a better rest.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:04 PM   #8
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I wouldn't let my daughter shoot an animal until she could hold a 2" pattern at 100 yards with a rifle.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:11 PM   #9
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Get a grocery sack 1/3 full of dirt to use as a rest and then make sure she's comfortable in the blind. If this is a blind hunt, she will already have 2 forms of stabilization (chair and window), as opposed to shooting with only sticks. Be prepared to "help her out," if the shot's not perfect.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:46 PM   #10
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Get a grocery sack 1/3 full of dirt to use as a rest and then make sure she's comfortable in the blind. If this is a blind hunt, she will already have 2 forms of stabilization (chair and window), as opposed to shooting with only sticks. Be prepared to "help her out," if the shot's not perfect.
Ditto. Just do the best you can. Good luck.
How did it turnout?
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:50 PM   #11
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Make sure of a solid rest
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