At 12 years old Clay Craft has killed 37 deer and 13 turkeys. He shot his first deer at age 4. Learn how this little kid has already become a superhunter.
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How old is old enough to start deer hunting? If you ask Clay Craft, he'd say 4, the age he shot his first deer. Since then, the 12-year-old has killed 37 deer and 13 turkeys. While the rest of the hunting world debates youth hunts, age restrictions, and hunters' safety requirements, Clay's dad Bryhn has been grooming his son to be a master outdoorsmen.
A few weeks ago at the Heartland Bowhunter Film School I had the opportunity to meet Clay and Bryhn and see a sneak peek of a hunt they filmed last season. While Bryhn ran the camera, Clay killed this 148-inch Missouri bruiser with his bow. This Friday, the hunt premieres on Heartland Bowhunter on the Sportsman Channel.
By the time the curtain fell, I was dying to know how this tiny little kid had become such a superhunter. Here's what I found out.