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2014 Deer Hunt in Northwestern Ontario
November 2014 -- Chris C.
Just a quick note to let you know during this deer season, while hunting with a friend from Sault Ste Marie, we were able to cross a few things off the "To Do" list.
My friend Richard B. has been coming to Thunder Bay for the last 5 years to enjoy the great hunting (and friendship) we have to offer. Over the years we have been lucky to harvest several deer and moose, but alas he hadn't even been able to get his cross hairs on a buck. Yes, he's a doe magnet.
That changed this year when he was able to tag a small doe and his First Buck! Game seals attached, and a few pictures later, the little 4-pointer will always be remembered.
During this trip to Thunder Bay, he accompanied me to watch our Junior Shooters at an evening target session -- where he was very impressed at the number of "New Shooters" and the capable volunteers helping in every way.
As for myself, I was able to attach a seal to a small antlerless buck, while hoping for something bigger to come along. After a few days' wait, and a few smaller does passing, I was glad to be able to fill my buck tag on my largest Whitetail buck yet.
A very healthy 9-pointer found himself in my cross hairs 1/2 hour before last light. He startled me a little as he came in on the wrong side of my tree stand and was very wary, working his way through the brush. I was able to sight in on him but had to shoulder my rifle wrong-handed (good thing I practice such off-hand shooting).
A few moments later I was slowly packing up and climbing down my ladder, and placing a well earned and long awaited tag on a very nice buck. Going to be hard to top this guy next year, but I'm sure going to try. The buck was tagged as soon as the pictures were finished.
Another fine adventure in Northwestern Ontario with a happy ending.
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