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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Llewellyn, Schuylkill Co, 4C
Re: Deer Names and the Stories Behind Them
I only ever named one...He now resides on my wall.
I took my oldest son with me for the first day back in 2006. He didn't have a liscence but wanted to go hunting with daddy.
The night before, I had him pick the rifle we would carry....He said "Nana's gun"...a 760 Carbine in 30-06. I handed him the box of shells and told him to pick out a lucky one. He did. I took a Black permanent marker and printed "Marlin and Dad" on that case and put it in the chamber the next morning.
Well, along about 7 am, we were sneaking along a little flat heading for a valley where the deer generally travel from the food to the bedding area in the laurels. I caught movement in the valley and could see the rack....put the scope on it and saw what I thought was a mighty big 6-point.
I whispered to him to hold his ears...there is a big 6 right there....He whispered "I see him Dad".
He had a 1 7/8 inch 7th point on the right antler but he is and will always be
After the shot, the deer went right down and I ejected that case into his hands. He put it in his pocket and when we got home, I completed the writing on the case.
"Marlin and Dad, 7 Point Buck, 11-27-06". He still has it.
Don't let the name fool Ya!