Pennsylvania Game News - June 2014 - 3

M

Y DAD and I have hunted on a
farm owned by my mom's cousin,
and my godfather, Julius, since I was
12. The farm is now owned by his son
Gus. They both hunt, along with Gus'
daughter Renee, my Uncle Jim and his
son Dave, and a few others.
On the firearms season opener
several years ago, we all took stands
until late morning and then made a
few midday drives. No bucks were seen.
We also were holding off taking does
until later in the week. At 4 p.m., we
all found a spot to sit and spend the
rest of the day. We have two tree stands
by fields that have been productive for
evening hunts. When we built them,
we installed stairs instead of ladders for
easier access. This works well, because
Jim walks with a cane and spends all
day in the lower tree stand. Julius, who
is 84, headed for the upper tree stand.
I sat about a half-mile away from the
field, along a logging road where I could
see 125 yards down the road to my right
and 50 yards up the road to my left. The
area had been timbered 20 years before,
and visibility was limited, so I spent my
time scanning left and right, hoping to
spot deer crossing the road on their way
to the fields to feed. At 4:15, I spotted a
buck standing broadside on the logging
road 75 yards away. He was looking in
my direction and I could see he had
a decent-size rack. I slowly eased the
gun to my shoulder and began to look
for points. After a full 60 seconds, he
turned his head and began walking into
the brush. Two large "Ys" were all he
had; I lowered the gun.
At 4:30, a shot rang out from the
direction of the tree stands. It sounded
like Julius might have gotten one. Ten
minutes later I learned that he had
taken a 5-point in the field.
JUNE 2014

The remainder of the week produced
no more sightings of legal bucks by our
group. On Friday, we decided to switch
gears and try to take some does. I like
to save my antlerless tag for flintlock
season, but with the lack of legal buck
sightings, I joined in and made a nice
shot on a big doe Friday afternoon.
The second week I went back to
work. Thursday morning I woke up to
6 inches of fresh snow. It was wet and
clung to the branches of every tree
and bush. I wanted to go hunting, but
decided to wait until Saturday, the last
day, and head to Gus' farm.
A previous commitment kept me
from Gus' until mid-morning Saturday.
When I arrived to hunt, I found our
gang just beginning a drive, so I took
a stand away from the other watchers.
I didn't see anything, nor did anyone
else. We thought we may as well make
one more drive before heading in for
lunch. Gus, Dave and I were going
to be the drivers, so we headed to the
north end of the section where I saw
the 4-point the first day. Dad, Renee
and the others went south to watch.
A steady snow started as we lined
up to begin the drive. Gus was going
to parallel the field where Jim was in
the upper tree stand, Dave was in the
middle, and I was next to the logging
road. We were about five minutes into
the drive when I heard Gus shoot. I
stopped, watching and listening, in
case something came my way.
I decided I needed to get on the
logging road in case something ran out
of the drive on my side. I finished the
drive and got to the watchers. They
were standing along a trail in larger
timber, which gave them a better view.
Dad and Renee had gotten glimpses of
a deer, but not enough to determine if
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