My wife hunts with me occassionally and so do 2 out of 3 of my daughters. My oldest daughter just started hunting with her husband this past year, she enjoys hunting small game like ptarmigan with a 22 cal. When she got married I brought her a custom MRC 1999 SS 308 win. bedded in a McMillan fiberglass stock mounted with a Leupold European 3-9x40 to use when she is ready to hunt bigger game.
Do any of you have wives and/or daughters who enjoy hunting and shooting too? if you do, any one willing to share some advice or stories about your experiences with them in the field.
Here is what I do to make my wife and daughters' trips great. I usually set them up with a rifle that I sighted in really well, accuracy is important especially if it is their first trip out. We don't want them to get discouraged on their first outing. I usually let my girls borrow their brother's Remington SS Model 7 in 243 with a Leupold M8 6X42, sometimes they prefer using their mother's Browning A-Bolt SS 270 with a Leupold VX II 3-9. When we locate the animal (usually a caribou), I set them up so they can have the best possible shot that is available, I make sure they have a good rifle rest so they can hold the rifle real steady. I then coach them throughout the whole process from holding the rifle, target acquisition, breath control, then squeezing the trigger. I have really enjoyed bringing them out on hunting trips and teaching them about firearms safety and shooting. Makes my outings more worthwhile and enjoyable too. I have learned over the years they are willing students, eager to learn and easy to coach, good shots too. My wife's very first caribou was a head shot at 200 yds, with her 270. Both my younger daughters killed caribou on their first caribou hunts. My oldest daughter brought home a 1/2 dozen ptarmigan on her first hunt. Overall very memorable experiences.