Young Girl Becomes Youngest Hunter to Kill a 400-pound Elk in Michigan
Braeleigh Miller has earned bragging rights in her family and the mitten — at least until next year
Turns out girls can do anything grown men can do — including set hunting records in the state of Michigan.
Eight-year-old Braeleigh Miller was successfully able to shoot and kill a 400-pound elk when she went hunting with her father and grandfather. The kill has not only given her bragging rights in the family, but it also makes her the youngest person on record to hunt an elk in the state of Michigan.
Miller was on the hunting trip with her dad when she made the shot, WNEM reports. Using the help of a guide, they were able to track a gang of elk they had located the night before.
This entire experience has been nothing short of phenomenal. Bird had the trip of a lifetime for sure. Soo many people…
“They were all still in the field when it got daylight,” Braleigh’s father, Gunnar, told the news outlet, “and we waited for legal shooting hours, and we snuck across the field and they were in a perfect position in the field, I mean it couldn’t have unfolded any better.
“It’s cool for me because I’ve never set a record before, my dad hasn’t set a record before, and my grandpa hasn’t set a record before, so I’m like to them, ‘Ha-ha,'” Braeleigh bragged.
Gunnar posted photos from the hunt to his Facebook page, where he wrote, “This entire experience has been nothing short of phenomenal. [Braeleigh] had the trip of a lifetime for sure. Soo many people came together to make this all possible for her and we will never be able to thank them enough. Dan Connell and his crew run a top-notch operation. With 20 hunters in camp, they have filled 19-20 tags in 3 days with 100 percent shot opportunity. Here are a few of the moments we will never forget!”