Kinnick Millard

Date: January 01, 1970
Equipment Used: Knight 45-cal. muzzleloader with Blackhorn 209 powder and Thompson Center Super 45XR Sabots.
Location: Iowa
Pictured (left to right):
Trophy Size: 10-point non-typical with a double main beam on one side.
Trophy Species: Whitetail
Story: This is 4-year-old Kinnick. His grandmother Kim tells the story: "He got his first gun for his 3rd birthday. It was a Cricket .22 rifle. On his fourth birthday, in June, he got a scope to be mounted on his .22. That was just the inspiration that he needed to begin shooting. He started picking softball size balloons off from 30 yards like it was easy. So we moved him up to the .17 cal rifle and moved the balloons to over 100 yards away. The first 4 out of 5 shots were a success like he had been shooting for years! That's when he announced that he was, "going to shoot a deer like his daddy." So our goal was to get him shooting the .45-cal muzzleloader before youth season. The next step was the .223. He only shot it one time and only took two shots and told us that he was didn't want to waste any more bullets since he hit the target with the first two shots! So it was time to get him shooting the muzzleloader, which he already knew that it was much louder than the others and was a bit skeptical. After shooting it on two occasions and only five total shots, he was tired of shooting at balloons and targets and youth season was just a few days away. The goal was just to let him shoot at a doe during the youth muzzleloader season, and possibly get his first kill. The third night out hunting, this 10-point non-typical buck walked out 45 yards away and it didn't take any convincing to get Kinnick to find him in his sights and pull the trigger!"

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