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The Women of Field & Stream

The Women of Field & Stream

Meegan Turnbeaugh took this buck with her bow at 10 yards in a Missouri poplar bluff.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Julie stands above her first deer, a buck she shot in Washington with her Tikka .243 at 105 yards. Says her husband, Dan Clements, "140-150 class whitetail. One shot."Field & Stream Online Editors
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Emily Wishum grew up fishing with her father, Tim, but didn't start hunting with him until her senior year at Auburn University. Here, she poses with her first deer, which she shot last January.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Jessica Pence shot this muley about 10 minutes into the season in the Ochoco National Forest in Prineville, Ore.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Ashley Artibey, 19, of Litchfield Park, Ariz. shot this giant mule deer in the Kaibab National Forest. She was hunting on the northern plateau, and says that even the does looked huge--as big as most bucks. This 10x7 with a 30 1/2-inch spread green scored over 200.Field & Stream Online Editors
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After hunting deer for six years, Lisa Blair, 19, of Glenwood, Minn. shot this 8-point buck. Says Lisa, "This year I had a feeling that things were going to change. I am a freshman at NDSU and I had a different attitude. I just knew it was going to happen. On Saturday morning, November 10, I was wide awake and ready to freeze my butt off in my deer stand." She didn't have to sit in the cold too long. The buck came around 7 A.M. "I took one shot and dropped him like a bad habit... It seemed like forever until my dad got there and when he did he said that if I smiled any bigger I would swallow my ears. I couldn't be more thrilled."Field & Stream Online Editors
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Twelve-year-old Libby Hodge shot this 8-pointer during a youth hunt in Montcalm County, Mich.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Fourteen-year-old Hannah Eskew of Fort Collins, Colo. spotted this mule deer in a big band over a mile away. She was hunting with her dad, Lane, and they stalked the buck to within 75 yards. Hannah killed him with a neck-shot from her .243 with a pink-painted stock. The 6x6 had a 26 1/2-inch spread.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Shelly Bowden shot this 9-point at 80-yards over open sights with a .50 caliber Omega muzzleloader near Calhoun, Mo.Field & Stream Online Editors
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In her first season of deer hunting, 19-year-old Ashley Hill of Asheville, N.C. downed this 9-pointer in Georgia.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Victoria Isaacs of Ridgeland, Miss. killed this 8-point with a single shot from her .243 during the 2006 Youth Season. The rack was 21 inches wide.Field & Stream Online Editors
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After missing with two shots the night before, 15-year-old Kayle got her first deer. "It sounded like she was cheering at the football game when the big doe went down," says Joseph Campise, her father.Field & Stream Online Editors
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I just started hunting, and this 7-pointer was my first deer. I never realized how much fun hunting is.
-Jessica Bradberry, 19
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Kaitie Counts, 11, shot this buck in August. She and her dad Walter had been keeping tabs on the 8-point for a year. "She made a perfect shot through dense woods," Walter says. The deer outweighed her by 100 pounds.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Last December, 10-year-old Sarah Carmical of Fort Worth, Texas shot this 7-point, her first deer. "She was determined to outdo her dad, and she did," says father David Carmical.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Tabitha Tuel killed this 11-point whitetail on opening day of the gun season in Bracken County, Ky.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Eleven-year-old Madison Morin kneels with her first deer, which she killed in Cecil County, Md. in November. The 6-point buck had a 19 1/2" spread and dressed out at 190 pounds. She was using an H&R; 20 gauge Ultra Slug gun and Hornady Sabot slugs.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Jordan Lang, 22, of Midland, Texas, shot her first deer this November in Christoval, Texas. She took the 8-point with a Browning A-bolt .25-06. Says Jordan, "All it takes is practice and patience-it's not just a man's sport."Field & Stream Online Editors
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Alyssa Bratton, 7, shot her first whitetail with a .223 at 120 yards.Field & Stream Online Editors
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"My daughter killed this 10-pointer while hunting with me in south Texas this past December." --Larry LeschperField & Stream Online Editors
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It took Brittany Wood three years, but she killed her long-awaited first deer, this 9-point, on the next-to-last day of the season in Bullock County, Ala.Field & Stream Online Editors
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After being married for about four months, Amy and Jim Holwerda each downed monster bucks this past deer season.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Eleven-year-old Megan White of Blythedale, Mo. with her first deer, a 9-point. Says Megan's aunt Valerie Hoofer, "Who says you can't wear pink and still hunt?"Field & Stream Online Editors
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Stephanie Green shot this buck, her first, while hunting on her family's property with her friend Tiffany. "We would like to say that we bring home the bacon," says Green.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Kimberly Oswald shot her first buck last December during a hunt with her husband in Hampton, S.C.Field & Stream Online Editors
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While hunting near her hometown of Helena, Mont., Danielle Herrara shot a buck muley. As she was dragging out the deer, an elk walked over the ridge. She killed it too.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Fourteen-year-old Rechelle Coonde of Ariz. with her first muley buck. She shot the deer at a little over 200 yards with her .243. Her grandpa Ruben Conde Sr., 70, was serving as her guide.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Ruben Conde Sr. also guided his daughter-in-law Wendy Conde to this massive 4x4. It was the last day of Wendy's hunt, and she took the deer with her Remington 7mm magnum at 145 yards.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Mackenzie Pfeiffer of Chelsea, Mich. joins her father Ralph Winkler, of Escanaba, Mich. each season. Here they pose with a couple nice whitetails.Field & Stream Online Editors
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It took her three years, but Emily Roth shot her first buck, this 8-pointer, on the first day of the Kansas Youth Season.Field & Stream Online Editors
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When I shot the deer it felt like I was famous. I hit it right behind the shoulder my .243, at over 100 yards. My first shot killed it then and there. My was jumping up and down, and my sister and I were laughing! We saved the cartridge for a souvenir. My dad (Glen Whitfield) put a spot of blood on my head. He said it was tradition.
-Dallas Whitfield, 12, Texas
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Mostly when we saw the deer they were on someone else's property and we could not shoot at them. I was getting mad. But we stayed out there for a long time, and I shot my deer with a .22-.250 at about 10:00 a.m.
-Taylor Whitfield (Dallas' sister), 9, Texas
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Bill Lyles submitted this photograph of his granddaughter Lauren, 12, with her first deer. Pictured with her are three of Lyles' other grandkids (from left), Hunter, 11, Ashley, 15, and Andrew, 8.Field & Stream Online Editors
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On her seventh trip deer hunting, 12-year-old Kayla Dufrene of Raceland, La. killed this 120-pound spike with a .223. She took the shot at about 110 yards, and dropped the buck where he stood.Field & Stream Online Editors
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After three years of hunting, Monica Runge, 16, got her first buck last season.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Twelve-year-old Katelynn Russel of Parachute, Colo. killed this 5x5 muley near Silt, Colo. She shot the deer at 30 yards with a Browning 7mm-08 Microbolt.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Crissy Srpinger with her first buck, a 178-pound 8-point, which she took with her muzzleloader in Novembe while on an all women's hunt with BOW (Becoming an Outdoors Woman) in Tennessee.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Mary with a muley that weighed 250 pounds dressed.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Fifteen-year-old Dallyn Anderson of Aurora, Colo. with her first mule deer.Field & Stream Online Editors
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Angela Shouse went hunting for the first time ever last year and shot this 7-point at 20 yards with her Browning Micro Midas II bow.Field & Stream Online Editors