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12-year-old girl is youngest Minnesotan to shoot a moose

October 27, 2009 |  7:00 am
Kelly Holmin, 12, sits on a bull moose after she shot and killed it. A Minnesota wildlife official confirms that Kelly is the youngest Minnesotan to kill a moose.
A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wildlife official confirmed that a 12-year-old girl has become the youngest person in the state to kill a moose. (Minnesota recently lowered the moose-hunting age to 10.)

According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nicollet resident Kelly Holmin was on a hunting trip with her father, Jeff, earlier this month when she felled the 1,100-pound bull moose with a single shot from about 75 yards.

Kelly is not new to hunting or to handling guns. The youngster has a firearms safety certificate and takes annual hunting trips with her father.

"Maybe the next thing I do is put in for an elk license," Kelly said after bagging the massive moose with a 58-inch antler spread. "My dad says that in big-game hunting, it's all downhill from here."

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Kelly Holmin, 12, sits on a bull moose after she shot and killed it. A Minnesota wildlife official confirms that Kelly is the youngest Minnesotan to kill a moose. Credit: Associated Press

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