I met Northside football stats guy Brian Poterfield a few falls ago during my thankfully short tenure as a high school football reporter. (I love football and have no trouble writing football stories; but I was disaster at stats.)
Anyway, I was happy to get this great shot and note from him the other day:
“I have attached a picture below of my 14-year-old son, Hayden Porterfield, with his best buck to date. It is an 8 pointer, with a 15-inch inside spread. The G2′s are 9 and 9.5 inches long. The buck was killed in Roanoke County on Saturday Nov. 17, opening day of general firearms season at 9:15 a.m.
Hayden was turned around the stand trying to get his crosshairs on a nice 6 pointer that had slipped in behind us. That buck wasn’t interested in the bleats and grunts I was throwing at him and slipped on in some laurel. As Hayden turned back around in the ladder stand there was this beauty standing at 50 yards right in the middle of the shooting lane. As I heard the words “OH MY LORD” I turned to see what was going on. I saw the buck and the Model 7 .243 went off, dropping the buck dead in his tracks.
What a wonderful sight it was to see the smile on my son’s face, as he knew he had taken a nice buck. He is one of those kids who just can’t wait till hunting season rolls around. He is always wanting to go with me and my hunting buddy Curtis to hang stands, pick rocks out of the food plot before we plant it, or go check trail cameras. Job well done son..I LOVE YOU.”
What an awesome story, James! Congrats to you guys!