8-year-old Michigan girl bags almost 400 pound elk

Via Facebook/Gunnar Miller

An 8-year-old girl in Michigan became the youngest person in state history to successfully hunt an elk earlier this month.

Fox17 in West Michigan reports that Braeleigh Miller was with her dad when she shot and killed a nearly 400 pound elk on Dec. 14. Braleigh’s father Gunnar said with the help of a guide, they found a gang of elk the previous night.

“They were all still in the field when it got daylight, and we waited for legal shooting hours, and we snuck across the field and they were in a perfect position in the field, I mean it couldn’t have unfolded any better,” Gunnar told Fox17.

“It’s cool for me because I’ve never set a record before, my Dad hasn’t set a record before, and my grandpa hasn’t set a record before, so I’m like to them, ‘Ha-ha,’” Braeleigh Miller said.

The shot was about 200 yards, the longest of her life.

Gunnar said he was “pretty worked up and pretty excited” after the shot and he had tears in his eyes.