Friday, February 12, 2010

Dead eye Dick.....

His name is Gavin...aka DEAD EYE DICK
Some of you thought his 500 yard shot he made this season to take his first Elk was a long shot-a sky bust-lucky-unethical-and a shot in the dark.
He is an amazing shot,has a keen sense for his target...a real natural....his name is Gavin, and he's my 12 1/2 year old son. I don't have to defend his shot he took to bag his elk this year, my husband knew he was a good enough shot to make it, and he did...a clean kill.
Gavin loves to shoot, we have a special place we go and practice. This place has targets up at 150,300 and even a metal gong at 600 yards. His favorite thing about shooting their is hearing that ZINNNNNG when his bullet ricochets off that metal gong at 600 yards. Another thing that our young hunter does is participates in a .22 league in our area. These kids go every Thursday and practice their shooting..remembering all the basic things it takes to make a good clean shot...squeezing the trigger, and complete follow through. They shoot four rounds, and they shoot from all positions, starting out with prone, going to sitting and so on. Along with the shooting, the kids are earning NRA ranks....working towards the top rank, which awards them with the highest rank you can achieve as a civilian. Just last night Gavin earned his "Marksman" rank...10 qualifying targets shot at 50 FT.
We are very proud of him, he shares our love for the hunt, and he is gaining more experience than the average young man when it comes to shooting!


  1. Wow, that's really impressive. Congrats on your first elk Gavin and keep up the good work!

  2. Sounds like you taught him well. Great to see a young guy showing such skill.

  3. Gavin showing some mad marksman skills. That is too awesome.

  4. I Think that its awesome! Some kids are just flat out talented and if you are safe in your shot, I say take the shot! You need To check this web site out and maybe take the youngster out to it.

    Good luck. Dead Eye!

  5. Very impressive! Very impressive indeed. Train them young and raise them well. I have to say that this young one got a lot of future set out out for him. Perhaps daddy can go the Spyderco Resilience Sale and bring him a few trinkets that he can use for his future fight against the wilds?



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