(As told by landowner Bill Klein of May Township)

Christian Washburn and his son, Aloysius, 12, of Woodbury were hunting from a platform deer stand in northern Washington County the morning of Nov. 10 when a doe appeared followed closely by a buck. Christian worried about trying a shot, because the buck was about 100 yards distant. But he took the shot and was glad he did, bagging what should have been a 10-point buck if the animal’s battle-worn rack was in one piece. Most of one side of the antlers was broken off, and the other side was bloodied from a recent fight.