November 29, 2022

10-Year Old Bags Two Deer With One Shot

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Marissa Webb, 10, of Crossville, Tennessee was hunting on the last day of the season in the Youth Day hunt that ended January 15, 2006. She and her father Scotty, were waiting patiently next to a field in Van Buren County.

Marissa was hoping for a buck. Whatever she shot, it would be her first. As time went on, she decided that she had better take a doe. With coaching from dear ole Dad, Marissa aimed her Marlin, .30-.30 lever action with a scope, on what she and her father thought was the biggest of the does.

When she pulled the trigger, she watched carefully as two deer fell to the ground – one right behind the other. Fortunately for both of them, the place they were hunting has a  bag limit of one antlered and two antlerless deer.

She was one happy hunter.

It is exciting and encouraging to see girls and women getting involved in hunting. The number grows significantly each year and have already become a large enough group that we all need to sit up and take notice of.

This involvement should help to bolster the number of hunters nationwide and help to stabilize the hunting population.

Tom Remington