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What a Season…

February 21st, 2007

Ok, I know it has been forever since I posted something on here. You all probably thought I had given up on you. But, that is not the case, it has just been very busy around here lately. Unbelieveably, deer season is now officially over. I had more good luck this year than I have had in any other year. I took 2 bucks with a bow, 1 with a muzzleloader and one with a rifle. I also took 3 does with a rifle, and one with a muzzleloader. Needless to say, my freezer (and my in-law’s freezer) are well stocked for the year. I also hunted 3 different states this year. I tagged one buck in Pennsylvania, and two does in Alabama. The rest were taken in my home state of West Virginia.

It was a great year, as most of the folks in our hunting party, including my brothers, my uncle, and one of my best friends were able to take at least one deer. Even in the best of circumstances, it is pretty unique to have that many folks in one party be able to successfully hunt deer!

My Pennsylvania hunt is probably the most memorable. I got to hunt with my dad, and we both scored on nice bucks. He tagged a nice 10 pointer, with 6 points on one side, and 4 on the other. I got a nice 9 pointer. Both were taken under “challenging” circumstances. Dad shot his buck on a dead run. In fact, it was running so hard that when it died, it smacked its head into a tree, and broke one antler off, level with the skull. I shot my buck at 420 yards, the furthest distance at which I have ever killed a deer. I’m sure you have noticed the picture of the two bucks over there to the left. My dad is on the left, and my son is in the middle. He absolutely loved being around all the deer this year!

I don’t know if we will ever have a year as successful as this one was again. Even without the success, this was a great, enjoyable year. It will be well remembered, as I am having my PA buck mounted for the wall, as is my dad. They are being done in the same pose, which is a “pedistal” mount. I will be sure to put some pics up here when I get the deer head back, probably some time in June. My dad had been trying for sometime to get me to hunt in Pennsylvania with him. With the new 4 point on one side law, he had been seeing several nice bucks. I am glad that I went this year. Who knows, maybe next year there will be time for another deer up there…there just might be another with my name on it!

3 Responses to “What a Season…”

  1. Hey Kris, the picture doesn’t include Jake! (my son is in the middle)? Have been wondering when you were going to include this season on the site! It was a wonderful year … well before the deer. Hunting with family and friends is truly a joy. Dad

  2. yeah, you are right…i thought i obviously didn’t put the right picture up! but, you all can see him in the picture at the top of the post!

  3. Ok, i found the picture i meant to put in there, and changed it…so now jacob really is there in the middle!

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