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the trigger on a buck. Patience and perseverance had paid off to the most deserving one in our group. We jumped for joy, Matt ran down the hill to see his dad’s trophy, Horty and Roger hugged and jumped up and down like kids in a school yard. The season was complete. As the afternoon wound down, my son, Derek, and Matt took their dads’ stands from the previous night. Lori went up to a new place that was sheltered from the wind. I decided at the last moment to go to the opposite end of our property, The author’s son, DEREK VISCARELLO, with his 2007 11and I scored on a doe point that scored a net 147 Boone & Crockett Club about 4:15. points. We had not heard a shot from the kids or Lori, but when we leaves rustling about 30 yards ahead. went to pick them up, we learned that Lori In the time it took for him to raise the had gotten a shot at a big 8-point. Lori was gun, get the deer in the scope, and take trying to stay calm and Matt was trying to the safety off, the deer had traveled help Mom find her buck. Matt kicked the another 50 yards. At this point he buck up, though, and forced it down to- knew the deer was a shooter and pulled ward the creek. Here we go again, I the trigger. He slowly made his way to thought. Back to the cabin for the group the spot where he last saw the deer, and off we went, although we had a good and when he got about 30 yards away blood trail this time. The buck ran across he saw the motionless buck. While the creek and dropped on the bank. It was cautiously walking up on the massive the second 8-point of the season and had a buck, Derek realized exactly what he high set of antlers. had. He said, “I just kept counting What a year and the season was just half points; I was in shock. I sat there for a over. The next morning I headed for home good 10 minutes before anyone else for my wife’s birthday on Sunday, but the arrived, just admiring the buck, regang went at it again. Five hours into my membering that all the hard work for ride to New Hampshire my cell phone rang the past four months had paid off.” and it was my son, Derek, telling me to turn Derek’s buck had 11 points and the around, as he had just killed a huge buck. rack was massive. It scored 155 gross “You guys are killing me,” I said, and and netted over 147 Boone & then a picture of the buck popped up on Crockett Club points. my cell phone. Derek told me the story. He was walk- Week Two, 2007 ing along the creek when he heard some And just when we thought it was DECEMBER 2008 21

Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008

Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008
Life & Times of the Whitetail
Contents
A Deer Season to Remember
10-Point
Blood and Dishonor
The Royal Straight Flush
2007-08 Small Game and Furbearer Harvests
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Annual Index
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - A Deer Season to Remember
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 10-Point
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Blood and Dishonor
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - The Royal Straight Flush
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 2007-08 Small Game and Furbearer Harvests
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Annual Index
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2008 - Cover3
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