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and, without knowing who they were, I
stopped to check them.
The conversation soon would turn to
wildlife conservation, grouse, deer and
game protectors, and as I checked C.R.'s
hunting license, I recognized the name
"Studholme" and asked if he was the one
who owned the record-book rack from
McKean County.
When he said yes, I could hardly
believe it. And soon he was telling me
the family history of that now-famous
deer. Arthur Young was the Studholme
brothers' great grandfather.
One can only imagine what the forests
were like back when Arthur Young killed
that buck 185 years ago.
McKean County itself was relatively
new back then.
Old history books and a few remaining
stands of 400-year-old timber in this part
of Pennsylvania give us some idea about
the habitat.
The forests certainly were much different than what we see today.
Back then, towering hemlocks and
white pines were plentiful. Giant beech
and oak trees produced mast crops that
supported plenty of squirrels, and passenger pigeons by the tens of millions.
Under the large, old trees were hobblebush, American yew, leatherwood, redberried elders and others.
When the wind blew just a few trees
over, the sunlight produced a thicket on
the forest floor.
Deer were not as plentiful back in
those days. But elk, wolves, mountain
lions, fishers and otters lived along with
the deer and bears.
I wish we knew just how it happened
when Arthur Young, hunting woods like
these with his flintlock and powder horn,
harvested his trophy buck - which is the
oldest record in any book.
DECEMBER 2015

Another McKean monster, the
Lawrence "Pete" Shelley buck
taken in 1932, was brought to the
Game Commission's big-game
measuring session in February.
The 14-point took over the 45th
spot on the nontypical firearm list.

Meanwhile, the 1930 Craig Dunn
buck has a new home in the
lobby of the Game Commission's
Harrisburg headquarters.
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