Pennsylvania Game News - September 2015 - 8

Matt Wentz, of Lehighton, took this massive
buck during the 2014 archery season. The buck
is the new No. 3 nontypical archery deer, and
Wentz tells the story of his hunt in this issue.

ing address there was "Wellsburg, N.Y."
Things have changed since. In fact,
Bill resides at his father's former home,
where his mail is marked "Gillett, PA."
Bill said having a mailing address in
a different state is something he remembers quite well. He said that when Fritz
would buy hunting licenses, the clerk
often would try first to register him as a
nonresident, and it sometimes took some
explaining before all was straightened out.
"It used to confuse a lot of people,"
Bill said.
Fritz died in 2013, but the story of his
1943 hunt remains one for the ages, and
does a lot to explain why only the buck's
antlers were mounted.
According to an article in the 1986
Pennsylvania Big Game Records book,
a 13-year-old Fritz had heard about a
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large buck that had been wounded near
his home and he left the house, gun in
hand, determined to find the deer, which
he suspected might have been a quartermile away in a patch of woods.
It's not clear whether he was supposed
to have been in school at the time, but it
seems certain he wasn't supposed to have
been out hunting. Fritz pressed on.
"I knew the woods, and I kept ramming
until I found him," he said at the time his
buck was scored.
Fritz located the buck bedded in a
downed treetop, and he was able to sneak
closer and shoot it, according to the article.
Now he knew he was in trouble.
His parents were working and, with
a huge buck at the house, they'd surely
know he'd gone hunting, and without
their permission.
So Fritz gave away the deer, keeping
only the rack, which presumably was
easier to hide from his parents. Fritz never
did attempt to have a mount made with
the antlers from his all-time trophy. Bill
remembers as a boy the rack hanging,
prominently but exposed to conditions,
on the outside of a shed at their home.
Today, the mounted rack has moved
indoors where it's displayed at Bill's home
alongside a plaque recognizing it as the
No. 1 buck in its category.
"To me, to have the No. 1 buck, doesn't
mean all that much," Bill Janowsky said.
"To know it meant a lot to my dad, that
means a lot to me."
FORWARD FROM 50
While some longstanding records
might, by now, seem unbeatable, it's
important to note, the number of elite
trophies that have been measured in
recent years.
The No. 1 black bear taken by a
hunter - according to both Pennsylvania's



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