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Kindergartener shoots buck in Taylor CountySubmitted: 11/21/2017
Kindergartener shoots buck in Taylor County
Story By Associated Press

TAYLOR COUNTY - A kindergartener from north central Wisconsin is among the first youngsters to bag a buck under the state's new law that eliminates the state's minimum hunting age.

Six year old Lexie Harris is no stranger to the woods.

Her dad, Tyler Harris, has taken her hunting since she was three.

It wasn't until Governor Scott Walker signed the law on November 12th that Lexie could legally shoot a deer.

Harris has taught his daughter how to shoot with a youth rifle and has attached a smart phone to the scope to make it easier to see her target.

Harris carried his daughter's gun to their hunting stand Sunday in Taylor County.

He helped her set up the shot.

But, Harris says Lexie is the one who pulled the trigger and shot the 6-point buck.

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