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I know this is not in MO, but Maryvill, TN is close to my heart! Spent a lot of time there growing up!

Think this little lady will head back to the woods!

Young huntress bags two deer with one shot on first attempt
2006-02-06

Hold onto your hunting hats. Here is a deer hunting story that is hard to beat. Young Marissa Webb of Crossville took two does on the last day of the Youth Deer Hunt, the very last day of the season (Jan. 15). It gets better. This little 10-year-old did it with only one shot.

Marissa was trying for her first deer and she and her father Scotty were invited to a farm in Van Buren County. They were situated in a shooting house near an attractive field for deer. Marissa was hoping for a buck, but after a while decided to take one of the many does they had seen.

Equipped with a Marlin .30-30 caliber lever-action with a scope, Marissa followed her dad's advice and picked out the biggest doe in a group about 150 yards away. Immediately after her shot, they watched as two deer fell, one right behind the other.

Luckily, Van Buren County is in Unit A and the bag limit for this hunt is one antlered and two antlerless deer. Marissa's hunting career is off to a great start.

* It is a fact that more women are hunting than ever before. There is a reason for that. The number of hunters nationally has been declining over recent years, and certain hunting organizations are campaigning to reverse that trend. The nationwide program called ``Becoming an Outdoors Woman'' is one successful effort. Also, the National Rifle Association has special programs and a magazine for women shooters and hunters.

The shooting industry also has realized the importance of young people getting a taste of hunting. In 33 states the law restricts them from hunting until age 12. Last year three industry groups came together and began a movement to remove the legal barriers and let youths hunt with families and mentors. The national effort is called Families Afield.

Hunting is an ideal family sport. That's the message being delivered to state legislations all over the United States by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance. They are behind the national movement to lower minimum hunting ages.

Families Afield has already succeeded in passing legislation for lower minimum hunting ages in Pennsylvania, and it is about to pass in Ohio and Wisconsin.

Last year the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency expanded the Youth Sportsman Hunts for ages 6-16, which enables kids to learn with an adult by their side. Studies have shown that youths as a group are very safe, due in part to excellent hunter education programs.

* The National Wild Turkey Federation's 30th annual National Convention and Sport Show is set for Feb. 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. More than 40,000 people are expected to visit the show, which will have more than 500 exhibitors on its three-acre site. There are calling contests for all ages, and young champions can also win college scholarships.

There are seminars, games, exhibits, vendors, factory presentations, and three live auctions where you can bid on guns, jewelry, hunting trips, unique calls, original wildlife art, and more.

Youth of all ages can get in on the action at JAKES Junction, where they can play games, attend seminars and have fun.

On Friday the hours are 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 am. - 4 p.m. For more information, call (800) THE-NWTF; or see the Web site www.nwtf.org.

* The East Tennessee Chapter of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will have its annual fundraising banquet, called ``Smoky Mountain Rendezvous,'' on Saturday, March 4 at Gatlinburg's Park Vista Hotel. Activities begin early: 3:30 p.m. -- Updates on the status of Tennessee elk; 5 p.m. -- Registration and social hour begins, including silent auctions, games and drawings; 7 p.m. -- Banquet and program; 8:30 p.m. -- Live Auction of guns, outdoor equipment, art, guided hunts and more.

Tickets are $65 (includes membership) and a meal is only $30. Contact David Shiflett at (865)693-1411 or e-mail [email protected].

* Two hunter education classes are scheduled for Blount County. The first will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at Lanier Elementary (classes on M-Tu-Th-F-Sat). Enrollment is limited so pre-register by calling (865) 856-9711

A second class will begin at 6 p.m. on March 6 at the United Steel Workers Union Hall (classes on M-Tu-Th-F-Sat). For more information call (865) 856-7081.

Tom Wiest is an outdoors writer. Write to him at: Tom Wiest, c/o The Daily Times, P.O. Box 9740, Maryville, Tenn., 37802-9740 or e-mail to [email protected]
 

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:cheers::cheers::cheers:
 

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TN, good times there! Went to school in Memphis every winter for 5 years. Also am going back July to Knoxville July 3-9 for U.S. Nationals of Tae Kwon Do. My nephew also is a Country western singer in Nashville.

ALM Country Western Music
 

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Two deer one shot, isn't that irresponsible! Know your target and what is beyond it kind of thing!
 

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Originally posted by Nicholas
Two deer one shot, isn't that irresponsible! Know your target and what is beyond it kind of thing!
NOT the kids fault, at her age...I'm sure she was a bit excited, but yes, the father should have known better...IMO!!!

Nicholas, without hijackin a good thread, what affiliation of TKD are you with? ITF? ATA?
 

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Yep.. sounds lucky to not have injured the second deer.
 

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..irresponsible maybe but I'd do it if I thought I could get away way with it.

tried to get 2 turkeys with 1 shot ..worked on hens but not Gobblers.


let the 1st person who done nothing irresponibles cast the 1st stone.

Rock thowers anyone????????????????????:moon:
 

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I've done that goose hunting when you shoot into a group of em, but never a turkey or deer.
 
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