Lil Shooter Scores a Nice Speedgoat

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Lil Shooter Scores a Nice Speedgoat

Postby Springville Shooter » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:13 pm

Well,
My daughter was fortunate enough to draw a Utah antelope tag with no points. She started early this summer practicing her marksmanship. By the time the hunt rolled around, she had mastered milk jugs at all reasonable ranges with the 25-06 AI. We rolled up on our favorite mountain and were faced with driving rain and fog. We immediately started seeing antelope, but the conditions made it very tough to judge so we passed on a few and tried to stay dry. Mid morning we caught a break in the weather and spotted a group of 20 goats high on the hill. Inspection with the spotting scope revealed a buck that was worth a closer look, so we headed uphill to close the distance. We got to within 200 yards and could not see the biggest buck. When he appeared over a small rise, the look on my daughter's face said it all, she wanted him. Just as she was getting set up for the shot, the herd began moving out and he mixed in with the does preventing a shot. Luckily, the does began moving out faster leaving him behind. When they all stopped again 100 yards later I told her to get ready for him to stop. I was getting ready to give further instruction when the rifle went off and he dropped in his tracks. As she worked the bolt to clear the rifle, she simply stated, "well, he's down." We enjoyed the next few hours Taking pictures, cutting meat, and packing him off the mountain. He is 13.75" tall, with 5" prongs and 6" bases. The rifle was my custom Winchester model 70 in 25-06 Ackley, the load is 100gr Etips at a little over 3500fps. She is turning into quite the huntress and even more the markslady. I couldn't be a prouder papa.--------SS
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Re: Lil Shooter Scores a Nice Speedgoat

Postby ABert » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:12 pm

Congrats to the young Lady and congrats to her proud Daddy for teaching her right!
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Re: Lil Shooter Scores a Nice Speedgoat

Postby spoofman » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:49 am

Sweet! nothing more needs to be said

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Re: Lil Shooter Scores a Nice Speedgoat

Postby Snake River Marksman » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:18 am

Very nice goat! Thanks for taking us along.
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Re: Lil Shooter Scores a Nice Speedgoat

Postby jamiehughes858 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:03 am

Nice Job! I thought you had said she drew an doe tag - that is a great buck! Her first? What area of the zone did you see animals? Our hunt isn't until late November, but we already have a huge pile of gear accumulating in the garage for the road trip...

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Re: Lil Shooter Scores a Nice Speedgoat

Postby killerbee » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:04 am

That's awesome SS! Really awesome! I can't wait till my kids get old enough to do the same with. Congrats to your daughter, she really knows how to get it done! And congrats to you, because it looks like you know how to get it done as well.

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Re: Lil Shooter Scores a Nice Speedgoat

Postby Springville Shooter » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:28 am

Jamie,
My younger daughter has the Plateau doe tag. My oldest drew the Three Corners buck tag. Maybe we will see you in November on the Plateau. Plan on a cold windy hunt.

Thanks for the comments guys!---SS
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Re: Lil Shooter Scores a Nice Speedgoat

Postby MuleyMadness » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:12 pm

Cool stuff, congrats on your daughters success. Well done.

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Re: Lil Shooter Scores a Nice Speedgoat

Postby southwind » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:42 pm

Congrats to both of you ss and a very special time. I love those black faced bucks.

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Re: Lil Shooter Scores a Nice Speedgoat

Postby southendguy » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:42 pm

Congrats to your daughter Shooter! Sounds like a great experience.


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