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First animal shot while hunting???

Along the lines of when you first hunted, how about "what" you first hunted.  What was the first animal you killed, and when did you do it?  I'm not talking about a chickadee with a BB gun, but an actual "hunt"

I got started on squirrel in Vermont, when I was 8 or 9.  I progressed to rabbit and partridge and eventually deer.

Out here in CA, the first thing for most kids seems to be dove.  Nothing like a 6 or 7 yr old trying to shoot a torpedo out of the sky.... lol

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Not a Dove

Squirrel, lots of em, raccoon was next, then Deer and Quail, and After lots of shot shells, finally a Dove.

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Yeah, tell me about it.  The

Yeah, tell me about it.  The national average is about 9.5 shots per bird..... And I was well above that the first time I hunted them.... lol

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Skeet

We owned and operated a Skeet Range and I was pretty dang good shootin those clay pigeons. Started when I was 8 or 9 and shot thousands of shot shells there but those Doves sure don't fly like any clay pigeon that came out of the launch house !!!

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Pheasant, 10 years old.

Pheasant, 10 years old.

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My first big game was

My first big game was blacktail buck.

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Did you hunt small game

Did you hunt small game first, or get thrown to the fire?

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I got thrown into the fire

I got thrown into the fire right away, i came out the other end pretty good.

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I got thrown right into mule

I got thrown right into mule deer and elk hunting. I killed my first deer before shooting a squirrel!

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i was

i was 6 out quail with my dad and shot a jack rabbit with my single shot 410.

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I still have not shot a quail

I still have not shot a quail yet.  Can't hit the darn things.... lol

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