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was the second weekend of the season in Zone 1.
It was the year of the big Halloween 30-inch snowstorm.
There was no way to drive in on the logging road, so it made for a long
walk through some deep snow. "Keeps the riff-raff out", they say.
was on a stand looking over a dense swamp.
At about 2pm in the afternoon I caught movement of a deer.
I watched for a few minutes as it crept along. I was able to make
out that it had antlers, but I had no idea how big. I shot and saw him
bound into the brush and was unable to make a follow-up shot.
I went over to the spot where he had been standing and saw that I had a
solid hit. He didn't go far.
When I walked up on him, I was very surprised at how big he was- my biggest buck
ever! The heavy 9-pointer scored