**Video** A Girl’s First Whitetail – Taken with a 6.8 SPC II

Anyone who has followed this blog for any length of time can’t help but notice that I’ve discovered something more amazing than going hunting….. And that’s going hunting with one of my children.  Thus far, it’s been the most rewarding outdoor experiences other than the memories I have of hunting with my father as a young boy.

I can’t explain how much the attached video means to me as a parent, and as a hunter.  I know that people say it all of the time, but it is important to that child, and to the sport that has been part of human survival and culture for millennia.  TAKE A CHILD HUNTING, FISHING, TRAPPING, HIKING, OR SOMETHING OUTDOORS!  If that child shows an interest, then bring them along.  It will require much more planning, and responsibility.  However, it is the most satisfying experience in the outdoors to see the pride in a child’s face when they are successful, or the dogged determination to conquer the adversity of defeat when they lacked success.

These traditions, experiences, memories, and lessons can’t be taught “in the hypothetical.”  They must be experienced, and my daughter and I are planning for many more experiences in the seasons to come.


Stepping down from my soap box now, and I hope that you enjoy the video of my daughter shooting her first whitetail with Handloaded Bullets from a 6.8 SPC II that we Carefully Selected For Her for the 2016-17 hunting season.

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6 replies

  1. This is awesome to see. As my boys grow I hope to give them similar experiences.


    • For both you & your boys, I hope so too. The funny thing is that my son doesn’t care to hunt! It’s my oldest girl (so far) that’s into it, but as long as they learn to love the outdoors in some way, that’s what it’s all about, right?

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      • Yeah. I didn’t grow up hunting but I grew up in the woods. Lessons learned in nature are invaluable. I still use the things my father taught me as we spent time outdoors.


      • I think that the same could be said by everyone across our community of outdoorsmen. It’s always a rewarding thought to be that memory for my son and daughters one day, when somebody says, “Wow, where’d you learn to do that?”

        I hope their answer is “My dad taught me that.”


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