In Amanda Langrehr's family, the hunt for that trophy buck is always on, though by the looks of their walls, they're already found a few. Langrehr's 13-pointer hangs right along with the best of her dad's, and she's got quite a story to go along with it.

"Mine was actually shot right here on this farm," she said. "I was 16."

"It was the first time I thought I could get that excited about someone else's deer," her father,  Terri Arentz, said.

A good hunting story like Langrehr's isn't few and far between in this household, where both boys and girls wake up at the crack of dawn every day during hunting season.

"As a girl it was never a question of whether I was hunting or not, it was 'hunters safety is coming up, we're gonna go,' and absolutely I wanted to go to the woods," she said.

Female hunters like those in Langrehr's family are a driving force in Wisconsin. The D-N-R reported more than 30 percent of first-time hunters were women this year. Women already make up about one-tenth of the state's hunters, and that number was up 10 percent this season.

Langrehr, her three sisters and their father plan on passing the hunting hat down to the youngest in the family, as well.

"They're going to follow in the exact same tradition, they always want to do what the boys do," Langrehr said of her 5-year-old niece, Gracie, and her 1-year-old daughter, Emma.

Those girls aren't afraid to follow in their family's footsteps and break out of the mold - Gracie said she's the only female in her class at school who goes hunting with her family.

Langrehr was only a teen when she shot her trophy buck, so she's hoping in just a few years, her girls will get to share some similar hunting stories that, like hers, rival the best of the boys.

"We've got some great ones on our wall, but mine's still bigger," she said of her own prize.