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JACKSBORO, Texas - A video of a 7-year-old Texas girl shooting a deer for the first time has gone viral.
Video uploaded to Facebook by Cory Klapper on Monday shows his daughter, Lilly, focusing on her target, before successfully pulling the trigger and shooting a deer in front of her. Lilly, excited about the result, then has a huge grin on her face as her father celebrates the shot.
“I respect and understand that this video may not be for everyone. If you think that you might be offended by this video that has my daughter shooting a deer with a modern hunting rifle, please keep scrolling,” Klapper wrote on Facebook.
Thousands of people have commented on the video, pointing out Lilly's reaction as well.
“Cody, I don’t know you but I can tell you that the discipline and concentration that young lady shows while waiting on the shot far exceeds some adults I know,” one commented wrote. “And her gun safety by keeping her finger off the trigger until ready to make the shot, and immediately putting the safety on after the shot is awesome and is a testimate (sic) to you as her Dad and mentor. You are doing it right sir! Congrats! That is a special moment indeed!”
“The smile on her face was priceless! She did great!” another commenter wrote.
According to KDFW, Lilly has been working on her shooting skills since she was 5.
The video has been viewed more than 2.4 million times and has been shared more than 45,500 times.