Connor Bottin harvested this 8-point buck while hunting with his father, Bobby Bottin, on Paw Paw Island in the 2012-2013 hunting season. He also got a 9-pointer in the same season. Connor was 12 years old when the bucks were taken.
Siblings Colby and Carlyle Smith had some happy hunting for Christmas. Colby, 13, killed this 6-point, 220-pound deer near Valley Park on December 23. He was hunting with his grandfather, Jerry Smith, and uncle Jason Smith and used a 7mm-08 to make the shot. His sister (below), 11-year-old Carlyle, shot a 10-point, 180 pound buck three days later while also hunting with their grandfather Jerry Smith and a 7mm-08.
Carlyle Smith with her 10-point buck!
My congrats to all our young hunters in our great wild outdoors! Way to go guys!