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4 Year Old Girl Kills 8pt

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Abby Robinson at the age of 4 years old bags a nice 8pt buck for her first deer on Nov.7,2010 in the pine woods of Pitkin. DAD IS PROUD!!!
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   RES
That is so cool. She is hooked now.
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   gunrunner
Way-to-go Miss ABBY. Now go get another one!
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Great job little girl! Dad what was she shooting?
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WOW thats awesome, did she shoot it all by her self?
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Seeing this makes me want to take my little girl hunting. She is 4 as well and always asking me to tag along on a hunting trip.
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I guess I'll have to go against the grain here. But in my opinion four is just too young for deer hunting. I just don't think it's a good thing. She should be shooting a BB gun at cans, and maybe a .22 at clay pigeons. Kids should cut their teeth on small game like squirrels and rabbits.
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what gun was she shooting ... ?
congrat's sweetie !!
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   tippy981
Congrats !
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Congrats Abby!
That's one heck of a first deer!!!
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   bigtime
gotta say i agree with huckelberry. Four is to young for kids to be killing deer. they need to understand about the hunt and not just the kill. just my opinion
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   kcam1976
That is awesome that she killed one, but what caliber gun did she shoot it with or did dad hold the gun and she pulled the trigger. I have a 5 year old son that is begging to kill one but can't find a gun small enough for him to shoot it himself. When he kills his first he will do it all by himself. I have a youth model 243 for him and that is still too big for him and he is a big kid. I have been letting him practice with my ruger 1022 just to get the concept of aiming and hitting the target so that when I feel he can do it all by himself I will put the .243 in his hands. Maybe next year...

Congrats Abbey
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Great job Abby and dad! Congrats.
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Yeah, I am very curious about the shooting situation. I have 8 and 9 year old girls who are barely 50 and 55 lbs. They shoot the Ruger 10/.22 great. They cannot legitimately get their arms around the stock and reach the trigger if the gun is shouldered properly. I shot a 7mm.08 and had them hold their ears and lean against me to feel the kick...scared of it. They are dying to go and be the hunter so if there is a solution I definitely want to know it.

Before this, I always thought that whatever they were ready for they could do - physically and mentally. I had not really considered the value of understanding what was going on before now and think it would enhance the excitement the more they udnerstand it.
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I saw the picture of Abby in the Deer of the Year contest gallery. Tell her I need to know where she picked up her camo! LOL

Please tell her congratulations for us all. It's so cool to see kids getting involved in hunting early.

BTW, what caliber did she kill it with?
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   10_foe
Great job little lady. Keep laying them down, don't let up.

My daughter is about to turn 3, and although she hasn't shot anything aside from a 10/22, she cries every time I tell her she can't go hunting with me. You bet your behind that as soon as she's physically capable of shouldering a rifle and old enough to aim and reliably hit her target she will be sitting right next to me in a stand. Whether that is when she's 4,5,6, or 7 remains to be determined. My father had a rifle made specifically for all his grandchildren to use, and it is grade A killing machine. He had a youth model H&R shortened and sent it off to get a muzzle break put on to eliminate the recoil. Laid a Nikon Monarch with excellent eye relief on it. Chambered in a 7mm-08, shooting a 140 grain bullet, it packs a whallop on deer. My niece has killed 3 in the past 2 years with it. When I say eliminate the recoil, that's what I mean, gone! None! (Loud as can be, so ear protection is a must)

As far as 'fully understanding the hunting experience', we are all going to be learning until the day we die, so leave this man alone. If he trusts his daughter is capable of doing it, which she apparently is (See pictures of big ol dead deer above with little girl smiling) let her hunt. We don't know this girl, she may be like a little 4 year old deer hunting Tiger Woods (except for all the extracurricular activities).

Congrats again young lady.
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Good job Abby! Keep shooting!!
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The gun she shot was a 25 super short mag it has about the same ballistics of a 25.06 whith little recoil. Also we practice with a .22 cal just like I did with her older sister when she was younger. I never let Karli or Abby shoot the big rifle unless it is at a deer because of being scared of the sound or recoil. As far as the hunt we were in a ground blind and I had the gun sitting on some stoney point shooting sticks and she had her arm draped over the stock so she can reach the trigger and see througn the scope. When the deer came out all I done was hold my hand stiff against the butt plate of the gun so the scope wouldn't hit her on the recoil and I clicked the safety off. I didn't pull the trigger or aim for her. I'm just an ole country boy that loves to see the look on my daughters face when they do something like kill their first deer. Thanks for the positive comment and for people with negative comments all I will say is Abby,Myself and the Good Lord knows why and what happen that day. Thanks again and take a kid hunting you'll love the return.
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It's nice to see kids start off young. My theory is if you start them young it's burned into their hearts. My daughter will be three next year. This summer I will build a few box stands and put them on the easily accessible parts of my property. Next year she will be tagging along if she still wants to ofcourse. The plan is to bring her out and watch the birds and rabbits just to see what happens. If she still enjoys it after a year or so I'll ask her if she wants to shoot one like daddy. That's the plan I sure hope she enjoys just watching everything and tuning out every noise except those that are natural.
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   Kjung8r
Congrats to your little girl. That is awesome that she was able to harvest such a nice deer for her first time. For all those jealous haters that don't think that a 4 year old shouldn't be killing deer ought hush your mouth and be ashamed of yourself. My 2 boys, one is now 12yrs. old and the other is 4yrs old, have been hunting since 3yrs. old. I started my 12 yr. old out when he was 3 with a .410 shooting squirrels and using a slug in it for deer. He unfortunately didn't get to harvest a deer till he was 5yrs. old due to not seeing deer or they were out of range for the .410. He has been using a .243 since the age of 8yrs. old and he is a deer slaying machine. My now 4yr. old is following in his brother's footsteps and is using the same .410 and goes deer hunting with me just about everytime I go and has been hunting squirrels since 3yrs. old. So if you don't think 4yr. olds shouldn't be in the woods killing deer then maybe you just aren't doing something right!!! OH Yea, this said .410 that my kids are shooting is the same .410 I used when I was 4yrs. old and the same shotgun my father used when he was a child. So it has been going on for several generations and it's a 'Family Tradition'. Keep takeing them kids hunting, your doing the right thing!!
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Great job Abby, congrats love the pics !!!
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