I am so excited right now. My 12 year old neice just shot her first buck late this afternoon. She has had a tough go of it this year since the string of bad winters severely reduced our deer numbers. Her dad was not having any luck getting her on a deer so I volunteered to help out and had her on a doe the first evening, however, she had her hear set on a buck and no amount of coaxing could convincer her to take a doe. She had a chance the next night on a small buck as he bred a doe but did not feel confident shooting 160 yds and into the timber so she passed on the shot. Yeaterday afternoon was supposed to be the last hunting day due to commitments next weekend. I saw 2 bucks that evening and my hear sank each time. This afternoon her dad left work early and picked her up from school for one last try and with only limited time and the clock ticking down the last 15 minutes of light a well operator showed up to check the oil well at the far end of the property. He had to drive right past us after swinging open the creaky gate and clanging the chains loudly, he spent 10 minutes at the well then made his noisy departure. Paige was sure it was all over but with just 3 minutes of legal hunting time remaining the non-typical showed up at 75 yds and she made a perfect shot cleaning the arteries off of his heart. She is super pumped as are we all. When we got looking at her buck we found that he had snapped off what appears to be a second main beam on his deformed side. He is a young buck with a really unique rack. I know she will not forget soon!!! Pics will follow.