This next story is sure to have limp-wristed liberals everywhere wringing their hands and complaining about all sorts of issues related to it. While many folks enjoy the wonderful tastes of meat, some of them don’t like to think about where and how such tasty goodness is acquired.
Hunting is an American past-time that connects us back to nature and the days when we had to go out and capture our quarry if we wanted food on the table. But regardless of the naturalist aspects of the activity, there are those that still don’t like the idea of someone using a gun to kill such seemingly innocent critters. However, it still remains a highly popular activity, especially among conservatives, as it’s a chance to get close to nature and put some food on the table for cheap. Thanks to a recent law change in Wisconsin, a kindergarten girl was able to experience the culmination of the hunt for the first time.
As reported at the New York Post, a six-year-old Wisconsin girl took advantage of a recently changed state law that eliminated the state’s minimum hunting age to back her self her first deer.
Only a week after Gov. Scott Walker signed the bill into law on Nov. 12, Lexie Harris and her dad, Tyler Harris, went on a family hunt near their rural home in Tyler County.
The pair waited for the right shot in their heated enclosure and it finally came when a 6-point buck wandered into their sights. Tyler set Lexie up for a shot with the youth rifle he bought her and the kindergartner delivered the killing blow.
“She was shaking,” Tyler told the Associated Press. “She looked at me right away and said, ‘I’m not gutting it because that’s gross.’”
Tyler has been taking his daughter out on hunts since she was just 3-years-old, but if it wasn’t for the law change, she would have had to continue waiting for her chance to pull the trigger herself.
The previous law dictated that the minimum age to purchase a hunting license or hunt with a gun was 12-years-old, meaning that for Lexie, she would have had a long time to wait.
But thanks to common sense lawmaking, she was able to better enjoy the hunt with her father. This is likely the start of a long and fruitful hunting career for young Lexie.
Source: New York Post