That’s adult male deer, not dollars:
Deer season gave Rep. Paul Ryan the perfect father-daughter outing.
Hunting in Oklahoma over the Thanksgiving holiday, success came to the Wisconsin lawmaker and his 10-year-old daughter, Liza, making her first solo trip into the woods.
“Congressman Ryan was grateful to spend time with his family over the Thanksgiving holiday. He was able to hunt with his daughter Liza,” spokesman Kevin Seifert told Secrets.
“Both of them had successful and safe outings, each shooting a buck,” he added.
Since their hunt just ended, more details of the size of the bucks weren’t available.
But Ryan, a dedicated bowhunter, earlier said that his daughter had been hunting with him before but this was the first year she could legally hunt alone from her own stand. He added that she was practicing with a Remington 700 .243 caliber he previously bought her. The .243 is one of the most popular calibers for deer hunting because it is accurate at long distances and recoils very little.
This is so disturbing to me on so many levels that it’s hard for me to even sort them out. The idea that a man who claims to hold spiritual and religious values in such high regard is so completely unaware of — or unconcerned with — the moral and ethical problems involved in hunting for sport that he would buy his 10-year-old child a rifle and teach her how to shoot and kill a wild animal as a way to have fun, or as a way to enjoy or appreciate nature, just blows my mind.