First Buck

We always hear about how hunting may be a dying pastime as the number of young people taking up the tradition seems to be dwindling. However, sometimes we need to step away from the gloom and doom and take a moment to appreciate the new, young hunters we have. This video from whitcombswhitetails does just that, as we see Merissa Whitcomb joining the hunt with a compound bow.

It’s clear she has been taught extremely well, from the way she buckles herself into the tree to the incredible discipline she shows waiting for the right shot. When a young buck shows up, her shot from her tiny purple bow drops him within sight of the father and daughter’s treestand.

What an awesome hunt! It’s hard to believe this was this little girl’s first buck. She handled the whole scenario like a seasoned pro until the buck went down. If you were watching closely, her hands were shaking like a leaf around the 3:28 mark. We know the feeling, and it’s probably safe to say she’s hooked for life after a hunt like that!

Kudos to Merissa for harvesting her first buck ever using a harder method of hunting–most people take their first deer using a firearm. We’re not sure if this was her goal all along, but she clearly spent a lot of time in the backyard practicing and it paid off. It looks like dad taught her well! Congrats to Merissa on a fine first buck. Remember this video the next time you get disillusioned about the future of hunting. If this video is any indicator, that future is still in good hands.

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