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Familiar deer hunting ground for family hunt PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Rohde   
Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:44 PM

Kaylee Gill was 3 years old when she went hand-in-hand out to the deer hunting blind with her grandfather, Larry Pifke, in their matching red and black plaid wool coats. Now, at 12 years old, she not only went out to that same blind with her “papa,” but came home with her first deer. Pifke, who has been mentoring youth for many years during the Wildlife Unlimited of Iron County Youth Hunt, finally got to take his granddaughter on one of the youth hunts. They hunted on the family land, which had been set up with a WU food plot. On Sept. 22, Kaylee made one shot at 40 yards with her Grandma Shirley’s .243 Winchester to harvest the spikehorn. Kaylee is the daughter of Chad and Lisa Gill of Iron River, and she says she is ready to go out again during the regular firearm deer season. (Pifke photos)