This time Taylor's arrow flew true, striking the doe just behind its front shoulder.
"As soon as the arrow hit, I knew she'd killed that deer," Joe said.
His daughter wasn't so sure.
"I kept asking, 'Is she gonna be dead?' " Taylor recalled. "Then Daddy said, 'You smoked her,' and I got so excited."
Tracking the doe wasn't difficult. Joe had a good idea where it had gone down, but he let Taylor trace its blood trail the entire way.
"It was pretty easy to follow," Taylor said.
Eighty yards from where her arrow found its mark, the youngster discovered her fallen quarry.
"She laid her bow down, walked over and started petting on the doe and talking about how pretty it was, noticing little details like its eyelashes," Joe said. "She showed the animal a lot of respect, and that made me really proud."
It didn't take long for Taylor to post photos of her and the deer to Facebook for family and friends to see. Curiously, though, she decided not to tell her second-grade classmates about it.
"If they don't hunt, they don't care," she said.
Taylor's success at such a young age has attracted attention from a couple of nationally known hunting-related companies.
Dressed to Kill TV, a cable-network television show about women who hunt, asked Joe and Taylor to send them a video clip of her hunt for possible use in a future "DTK Princesses" episode. And Sassy Does, a women's hunting-apparel company, reportedly plans to send her a "Gettin' Sassy" T-shirt to commemorate her first deer.
Now that she's killed a deer, Taylor plans to focus on bagging a wild turkey during the upcoming spring gobbler season.
"I don't want to use a gun, though," she said. "I want to use my bow."
Whether she succeeds or not, she will have done something at a very young age that most people don't accomplish until they're in their teens.
Her father summarizes it succinctly: "Not many 7-year-old girls can say they've provided meat for their families."