Pennsylvania Game News - July 2017 - 17
caught one lung.
I was glad I had backed out the evening before.
I could hardly budge the deer and
didn't have my drag rope with me, so I
went back to the house.
Debbie suggested I call my son-inlaw Bob to help drag the deer back to
the house, saying something about me
no longer being a spring chicken, and
I was glad I took her up on the suggestion.
The buck was heavy and, looking
at the teeth, I had him at 3½ years old.
It was the best buck I had taken
behind my house.
Once again, Nov. 9 had been good
to me. The pheasant hunting was so
good, I had an unexpected chance to
spend time in my deer stand; and the
deer hunt was one of those hunts where
everything worked out perfectly and I
was able to harvest a buck I probably
wouldn't have on any other day.
And I did it with 10 minutes of hunting time left in the day.
There's a lot to be said for being
The 8-point buck the author
took on Nov. 9, 2016 had
near 21-inch main beams,
a 16-inch inside spread and
nearly 4½-inch bases. It
scored 103 Boone & Crockett