i took my 11 year old daughter hunting for the first time ever today. she shot not 1, but 2 bucks. here is the kicker, she did it with one shot. it was the craziest thing i've ever seen. we had a bunch of does in the field and she was going to harvest a fat doe about 50 yards in front of us when i caught movement on the other side of the field. a 6 point walk into the field and we watched him for about 10 minutes and she decided she wanted to shoot him. i cautioned her several times to take her time because the does had run over to the buck and were all around him. i just wanted her to make sure she shot the right deer. she had to sit in my lap as the shooting rail on the stand was too high for her. the buck finally turned broadside and she pulled the trigger. i saw the the 6 point run toward the woods like he was injured so i grabbed my gun and threw up to take a second shot to drop him. well, i had been watching the 6pt so when i looked through my scope, something in the field caught my eye.....a dead deer. i told cloie that she shot the wrong deer but i was still proud of her for getting her first deer. we got down and walked over to the deer and it turned out to be a young button buck. i was a little angry she shot this button buck, especially after cautioning her to shoot the right deer, but i didn't let it show because i was also excited she got her first deer, and a buck at that. i heard something about 30 yards away in the woods and i looked up and saw the 6 point walking on a ridge. i scoped the deer and saw no blood, but something about the deer just wasn't right as he walked the ridge and away from us down a deer trail. we went back and got the polaris ranger to pick up my neighbor who was hunting with us and then went to load up the deer. the shot was a through and through shoulder shot on the button head buck, so i told my neighbor to follow me up on the ridge to look for the other deer. we went down the deer trail and we found the 6 point dead, about 50 yards from the other deer. the 6 point had a single wound perfectly placed on his shoulder. damndest thing i've ever seen. first time hunting, first time shooting a rifle larger than a .22, and she shoots 2 deer with 1 shot, not to mention both deer had excellent shot placement. needless to say, i'm a proud father with a very excited daughter. and to those that think a .243 isn't adequate for hunting deer, this is proof that it is more than enough. it dropped 1 deer in its tracks and the other only ran 50 yards. i can honestly say, i've been out shot by my 11 year old daughter because i have never done that and don't think i will ever see it happen again.