Chris Bryan must be one proud father after this bowhunting trip he took with his daughter Reagan. With some coaching from dad, the young huntress made a solid shot at 25 yards. In footage recorded by her father, the arrow can be seen hitting home and the deer bolts off—but the highlight of this video is the priceless reaction from Reagan afterward.

“I shot a deer daddy!” she managed to get out between giggles.

For many hunters, there are few things more rewarding than to introduce the next generation to hunting, the joy of the outdoors, and conservation of America’s wildlife. Sometimes that reward comes into the form of an unabashed grin.

Image screenshot of video by Whitetail Overload on YouTube

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  • I hope she never loses this joy, every hunt successful or not should be the same excitement. Congrats sweetheart.

  • MN Steward

    That’s what it’s all about, man. Good job girl. God bless you. You’re hooked now.

  • TamiandAndy

    Man I love this video! This is what its all about, I still remember when my sons shot their first deer. Its like a moment frozen in time. Sharing the outdoors and the hunting and fishing experience with those you love the most is one of the greatest feelings in the world.

  • Snapperzap

    Priceless daddy daughter moment!

  • Larry w

    That is so awesome. That is what the joy of hunting really looks like. It is the side that anti hunters need to see. The culmination of hours and hours of practice, scouting, patience and skill expressed in the laughter of this young lady. Congrats and keep up the good work. Way to go Dad and I know you were thrilled beyond words!

  • Michael Mitchell

    Both will remember that experience for the rest of their lives. AWESOME

  • PackinUSMC

    That was just an awesome video and moment for a daddy and his little girl.

  • Michael Pearce

    Great, great stuff. Anybody have any more details? What state? Did they recover the deer? Any close-ups of the girl, her father and the deer?