There’s no denying that our competitive juices kept man fed for many years and is part of the reason why we exist today. Those same urges are still a small part of why we hunt. But, seeing success is much sweeter once we realize that failure, by its old definition, is just fine too!
DEER HUNTING RESULTS
Several area hunters collected deer over the past week, including Quinton Young, who took a beautiful 10-point buck sporting a field dressed weight of 205 pounds. Here are the rest of sportsmen and women who appreciated sitting in a treestand, then found it necessary to visit one of our local deer check-in stations. This information, including weights after field dressing, is provided by Bryant’s Outdoor Store and Simpson’s Deer Processing.
Katie Trobaugh — 65-pound doe; Madison Rinehart — 115-pound doe; Missy Kirkman — 115-pound doe; Austin Ford — 150-pound, nine-point buck; Kole Kirkman — 110-pound doe; Mike Esslinger — 120-pound doe; John Koontz — 165-pound, nine-point buck; Herschel Conyers — 65-pound button buck.
John Martino is the Tribune’s outdoors columnist. He may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.