Pennsylvania Game News - December 2019 - 16

BY GRAYSON WEIKEL

SLAMMERS
O P E N I N G

A flock of turkeys was roosted in oaks
near our stand at daylight, but by 10:15,
Dad and I hadn't seen a deer, and my
stomach was growling.
"I'm getting hungry, Dad," I moaned.
"Let's go get some 'breakfist,'" Dad
agreed, pronouncing "breakfast" the way
he always does.
We climbed down from the stand, on
the Schmidt Farm near Ottsville in Bucks
County, and headed for a nearby diner,
where I ordered "The Slammer" - two
eggs, two strips of bacon, two sausage
links, two slices of rye toast and two fluffy
pancakes.
My 11-year-old body needed some
fuel for the day since I knew I wouldn't
get dinner until after 6 o'clock.
Dad and I talked about how slow the
opening-day action had been, and with
full bellies, headed back to the Schmidt
Farm, where I hoped we could stir up
some excitement. Walking to the stand, I
asked Dad if he had our grunt call.
''No, do we need it?" he asked.
I assured him we did, and we walked
back to the truck to retrieve it.
But our first three hours back on stand
passed quietly. We saw nothing but squirrels. As daylight was fading, I suggested
Dad put the grunt call to use.
He sent out four loud grunts, and five
minutes later, I noticed a buck slowly
crossing the Tohickon Creek, about 200

D A Y

yards away.
"Dad! There's a big buck!" I whispered.
"OK, keep your eyes on him," he
responded.
"He's going away, Dad! Grunt again!"
I pleaded.
The buck turned his head at the sound
and headed right for us. He was 60 yards
away when Dad handed me my 20-gauge
Mossberg 500 pump and told me to get
ready.
When the buck stopped, I squeezed the
trigger and dropped him.
"Good shot, Buddy! Good shot!" Dad
exclaimed.
The big 7-point was my second "slammer" of the day, and came just in time
for dinner.

DON'T CALL ME LATE FOR DINNER
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