Daisy Red Ryder, Cattails And A 9-year-old Practicing

Jack Zavoral, 9, takes aim at cattails with his Daisy Red Ryder BB gun on family land near Grygla, Minn.

Jack Zavoral of East Grand Forks might not be old enough to hunt “for real” yet, but that doesn’t stop the 9-year-old from practicing his aim by shooting cattails with his Daisy Red Ryder BB gun.

Zavoral’s mom, Jodi, shared these photos of Jack in the field with his dad, Dan Zavoral. I’ll let Jodi take it from there:

“When my husband shared these pictures with me, my immediate reaction was: GREAT SHOT!” Jodi writes.

“In the first photo, Jack is sizing up the shot (you can see the cattail is still intact) and in the second photo, you can see the cattail exploded, a direct result of his shot!

“Jack goes often to the hunting shack with his father and grandfather (Pete Zavoral),” Jodi writes. “He loves his BB gun, but he is counting down the days (and years) until he can hunt ‘for real’ just like his dad and grandfather do!”

Jack “leads the pack” of fifth-generation hunters to hunt family land near Grygla, Minn.