Nice spiker! Now about that space in my freezer……
well done! or rare?
Where can we send our order for venison????
I hope you are making it abunantly clear to her how proud you are!
Nice shoot. The beast looks a bit like its been hungry. Not in top condition. Bit unusual for a youngster. Might be just the photo of course. Well done anyway.
Well done Miss Whale! The first one is always special. I like your rifle too. What calibre?
Great Shot Miss Whale!
Here is photographic evidence of why you should never mess with Spanishbride or her daughter. We both shoot to kill and will eat you for breakfast ( parts of this deer are destined for sausages and salami ) :) I am very proud of my girl. Now both our children have shot their first deer and WO has found himself a hunting partner. Master WO is a crack shot but prefers skin diving for sea food with me armed with nothing but a knife strapped to his leg. Miss WO however loved every minute!
Great to see she’s not at home wrapped in cotton wool. I like seeing parents bringing kids up the way they should be, not turning them into precious little sheltered dependants.
Kudos to you both for your parenting.
Congrats.. Just for gods sakes don’t let her drive.
Such a pity that most kids will never get to do this with the PC nonsense brigade overseeing ever move they make. This is something Miss Whale will remember for life.
She certainly will :) She is very lucky to have such a great Dad. My Dad was the same. Not a sexist bone in his body. He taught me everything he would teach a son. I had an exciting childhood. My 12th birthday was spent in the bush inside a bivouac that my Dad had built from scratch and tied together using supple jack. My girlfriends had never experienced anything like it and raved about the experience. WO is a man’s man like my Dad and that is one of the many things that attracted me to him. Like my Dad he is a one woman man and I would trust him with my life.
Good stuff! It surely is better than being planted in front of a television.
I am glad for you Spanishbride for having a great family.
Well done Miss WO, awesome. It is so good seeing kids out doing things, rather than stuck in their room glued to the playstation etc. Good on you SB and WO.
make her gut and skin her own kill
Gutting and skinning is a good thing to learn – indeed I was dealing some beasts tonight. But it is not always the best way to get kids interested in the sport as it’s messy and a bit difficult. I feel it’s better to let them shoot a couple, maybe watch dad f they want and them have a supervised attempt themselves. Otherwise the kids can freak out and never want to hunt again. Cheers.
i do agree to a point but if one is prepared to leave the dirty work up to someone else then dont shoot it in the first place
Agree Guest – same thing when I took my kids fishing. At first they weren’t keen on putting the bait on, and taking the fish off, let alone filleting afterwards. I gradually got them to the point where they were happy to bait the hooks and deal with the fish on the boat (and sort out their own tangles, and tie the right knot etc), then got them to help washing the boat while I did the fish. Now my son can fillet fish as well as I can, and I have a mate to help me, not a dependent.
If I’d forced the kids to “do the dirty work” up front they would’ve lost interest pretty quickly. Now the look on their faces when beautiful fresh fish is served for dinner is priceless.
clearly your daughter, Cam. keep hunting never relinquish the Firearms Licence..
Well done Miss Whale! You mum and dad (and no doubt grandparents) are so proud of you. What a wonderful life you have!
Refreshing to read this thread and find not a single critical comment from the vegetarian or “cruelty to animals” brigades.
exactly. – great point.
Well I’m Vegan but have a good amount of respect for someone who eats meat and has ability to go out and shoot a beast and take it home to eat. No issue with that whatsoever. Rather see it go out that way than 1080
My rule is that if I wouldn’t kill it then I won’t eat it. This pretty much rules out man or dog from my diet (and possibly panda).
And SHE has contributed to feeding her family. That is no mean feat for a youngun.
Cant say this is something we will be doing with Magpie any time soon – hubby would love too but his shotgun is a little rusty….as no doubt is his shot! Me – grew up in the country but I have gone soft since my urbanisation and just couldn’t stomach it.
That said, far better to do it this way than throw around 1080….it’s great to know that there are people out there 1) killing these introduced (even if lovely looking) pests, 2) doing it responsibly, 3) teaching their kids that there is more to life than what they can find on a rectangular piece of plastic (whether big – TV, or small – gaming thingys).
So thanks WO family for doing your part to keep our native vegetation and birdlife intact so families like mine can continue enjoying tramping & cycling around our beautiful countryside!
Damn… she must be proud. I’m a born and raised JAFA but I was once given the opportunity to go pig hunting in my early teens. I chickened out. I often wonder if it would have changed how I have turned out. Nearing my Forties I have lived a very sheltered life. I couldn’t kill an animal, even if I had to (though that could also be attributed to a traumatic experience I had putting down deformed Rottweiller puppies). I prefer my meat in plastic wrap with no discernible animalistic features, thank you very much.
I totally understand. I de- sensitised both of my children to death while they were still toddlers. I would take them to the supermarket and would point out a Pigs head and say, oooh look at that. That’s a pig. Look at his eye, look at his ear etc. They were both fascinated and would look and touch it through the plastic. They would watch my mother and I pluck a Pheasant and would ask to help. They would watch Mum and me gut fish and fillet them etc. In fact one of my favourite stories involved my son who had a speech impediment when he was younger saying,” look at Nana Fucking the Pleasant ” LOL good times ;)
Hope you made her carry it out to.
Next time tho’… ;)
Face of The Day :-) Well done!!