Here’s a great shot from TOMT, also known as The Other Mark Taylor. This is his son Reid with Reid’s first deer. I’m including Mark’s entire note because there’s something he’s seeking reader input on.
“Reid connected on this fat spike buck on Nov. 24 on my buddy’s land in Bedford County. It is his first deer. He got a nice coyote last year but all the deer managed to survive his deadly aim. Please give a special thanks to Jack Cunningham for allowing us to hunt his ground, and to David Pedigo for helping me drag this beast.
Reid made a great shot at about 100 yards with his youth model 7-08mm. However, this buck’s will to live carried it off the side of the mountain. That meant a very steep drag, uphill, through incredibly dense greenbriers. Mr. Pedigo happily assisted
On a side note, I wanted to let you and the readers know that once we got this deer to the butcher we discovered that he had some sort of disease. Green slimy puss was everywhere and seeping from all the internal area of the deer. He appeared very healthy and fat in the field and was acting normal. My butcher had not seen anything like it before. If you could provide a little color or if any readers have encountered this, I would love to know what it was???
Lastly, loved your story about Beck. He is a classmate of both my sons and I coached him in tee ball. What a great kid and kudos to you for getting him out there.”
I haven’t seen anything like that disease. I’m guessing that’s as far as the processing got! Anyone have any insight?
Anyway, congrats on a great hunt and I’m Reid has many more bucks in his future!