Pennsylvania Game News - November 2014 - 24

When the deer lifted its head, I immediately saw the wide rack. The deer
fed toward me, then away from me.
It was just before sunrise, and occasionally I lost sight of the buck as it
blended into the harvested cornfield.
Eventually, he came in my direction.
When he arrived at a strip of hayfield, I saw he was legal. I kept the scope
on him at 7x.
Several times I started to squeeze the
trigger, but there was brush in the tree
line and the shot was never quite right.
He eventually got within 40 yards.
All I could see was his head and
those wide antlers coming straight
toward me alongside the tree line. The
thick brush concealed his vitals.
I started to shake now, because I
thought he was going to come close
enough to touch. The wind was from
the west, so I figured he wouldn't smell
me, but I thought he might see me
shaking. He disappeared at 25 yards.
I used that chance to turn my scope

24

In MeMorIaM
It is with profound sadness that we
pass along to our readers that longtime
contributing artist Dwight Kirkland
passed away on Aug. 10, 2014. The
illustrations Dwight provided for this
story are his final contribution to Game
News. His artwork and unique style will
be missed.

down to 2x. I was leaning against the
south side of a tree, waiting for him to
come closer, but he never came.
Somehow he had vanished.
I peeked around the north side of
the tree, and there he was, standing
broadside in the hayfield 20 yards away.
I couldn't quickly or quietly move
my body around the tree to shoot, but
I slowly shifted my rifle around the tree
so it would be on the north side. As I
moved, the gun barrel ran against the
bark, making a small noise.
The buck looked right at me.
In one fluid motion, I threw my rifle
to my shoulder, put the crosshairs on
his vitals and fired.
One of the first things my dad said
when he saw the buck was that is going
to cost me money. He was right. Instead
of doing the butchering myself, I took
the deer to a butcher. I also took the
cape and head to a local taxidermist.
It cost me money, but it was money
well-spent.
The buck was an 8-point with an
inside spread just under 22 inches.
The G2s are 7 inches long and the G3s
about 6 inches long. The right brow
tine is 4 inches, but the left one was
broken off.
So if you are overcome with that
urge to move in rifle season, consider it.
The Wide Buck and I never would have
crossed paths had I not responded.
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