Sam's Slam (and her 12th birthday)

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Sam's Slam (and her 12th birthday)

Postby DIYguy » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:06 pm

Sam (my niece) was born and raised into a outdoor family of hunters and fishermen. In Wisconsin USA you can't hunt until age 10 so to bide her time, she tagged along on hunts but couldn't wait to become a bowhunter like her brothers and parents and uncles and grandparents so was an observer and she fished.

All kinds of fishing.

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And shooting sports

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And she shot her bow (even on Easter Sunday)

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And school stuff

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And more shooting

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She tackled Turkey hunting and enjoyed success.

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And she shot her bow.

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and school cheer

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she even enjoyed a little bowfishing.

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She tagged along on her older brother's bowhunts

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At 11 she took on gun deer hunting and enjoyed success

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She kept shooting her bow but in 2014 she could not be a bowhunter because she could not draw the legal min weight of 30 Lbs so she borrowed Grandpas crossbow and became a crossbower while she waited to take up bowhuting. She enjoyed easy success with the crossbow but still couldn't wait for the challenges of real bowhunting and becoming a real bowhunter.

In 2015, thanks to doing what bowhunters do (build strength and practice and work on form) she was ready to join the ranks of bowhunters. She put away the pink target bow and got a used hunting bow, arrows and broadheads. She practiced and practiced. All that work paid off thanks to a giant doe passing her ladder stand, broadside at 20 yards.

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A perfect double lung hit and a short blood trail

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The oldest deer hunter in our family (80 year old Grandpa) and our newest bowhunter, sam.

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Happy Birthday Sam. 2 days into your 12th year and you have accomplished a lot.

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Re: Sam's Slam (and her 12th birthday)

Postby henried » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:09 pm

Sweet, well done.
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Re: Sam's Slam (and her 12th birthday)

Postby jcdup » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:32 pm

She is a special girl.

Congratulations to her and looking forward to more reports of her successes!
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Re: Sam's Slam (and her 12th birthday)

Postby Guardian » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:45 pm

Lovely !
Blessed to have a daughter like that !
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Re: Sam's Slam (and her 12th birthday)

Postby snowbeast » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:18 pm

Well done Sam! Have an awesome birthday!
Hope uncle diyguy finds a good biltong recipe for that deer now he is on a South African forum.
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Re: Sam's Slam (and her 12th birthday)

Postby DIYguy » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:19 pm

Sam scores again. This time during the weekend youth hunt.

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Re: Sam's Slam (and her 12th birthday)

Postby Big D » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:24 pm

Nicely done, and once again thank you for sharing!!
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Re: Sam's Slam (and her 12th birthday)

Postby Eraser » Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:32 pm

Just fantastic...... A warm congrats from sunny South Africa.....
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