Jay Thorne is a pastor and spends most Saturdays preparing, so he hasn’t hunted an opening day in a few years. This year he got someone to fill in for him on Nov. 18, so was able to hunt the rifle opener. This great nine-pointer was the result. Thorne, who was hunting in Amherst County, said the buck’s inside spread was 19 3/4 inches.
He also sent in shots of his daughter, Melinda Ramsey, and her husband, Josh, with their Rockbridge County bucks. Melinda’s is her first buck.