I'll add more to the story when I have more time later tomorrow, but for now here are a few pictures and a quick rundown of our Delta Youth Hunt this weekend with my 11 year old niece, Sydney. She was excited about this trip all year and had been practicing quite a bit with my .243. She proved her marksmanship and took her first moose at 75 yards on the second day of the hunt. There were 7 moose in this herd, including one 36" bull, but we had antler restrictions to abide by. There was one large bull out there, but we couldn't get close enough to verify his size, but he looked like he would easily pass the 50" mark. The moose hung around the area the next day, so if we would have been more patient and willing, we might have been able to get him.
Regardless we had a phenominal hunt. Great weather (too warm at times) and a great family time. It was me and my brother, our dad and my bro's oldest daughter, Sydney. I plan to work up some video later on to put on here. Sydney put a perfect lung shot into the moose, but since it was headed to the trees, a backup shot from my brother was taken, and Sydney got one more shot, neither of which were needed after watching the video.
Sydney was a real trooper. No complaining, except for a little bit when she was out of breath from hauling some of her moose out. She helped out around camp, and I already knew this, but she has a great personality and is a joy to be around. I'm so glad I got to be part of this moment in her life. This was one of those hunts that will go down in the memory banks for life. This is the second critter this year that me, my dad and my brother shot in this field. We got dad's bison out there in February as well. Thank you Panoramics!