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A friend just sent me this shot. If I understand right, his brother-in-law took the picture in Roanoke County.
Don’t you just love how these awesome bucks are out there taunting us right now?
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Wow, that’s a stud! He appears as if he may be fairly young as well (probably 3 1/2).
With archery season just around the corner, I know many of your readers are out practicing. I would like to also remind them to check their treestands for any maintenance issues before putting them up and wear your fall-arrest-system (harness) not only when you’re hunting, but also while putting up your stands.
Let’s keep everyone safe out there,
I have actually seen this buck and he is a stud,no doubt that is him especially with that droptine.I hope just hope he doesnt get hit on te road because he is living very cose to alot of traffic.
Just seen what I thought was stray dog in the distant street on Patrick Henry here in Blacksburg turned out to be two deer. A Velvet four pointer and and even more impressive possible 10 or more-so buck.
From a hunters stand point the season seems to be vamping up to something grand. But until Sunday hunting is a reality in Virginia.
I will remain an arm chair quarterback.
Thanks for the safety shout-out, Glen!
And, Timothy, I agree that I hope this guy doesn’t get prematurely smacked by a car.
With that narrow and elongated face he looks to be a youngster. Imagine if he makes it a couple of more years.
Black bear chases down, claws 12-year-old girl in MichiganA 12-year-old Michigan girl was in stable condition in hospital Friday after a black bear chased her down and clawed her, leaving her with deep lacerations to her thigh, the state’s department of natural resources said.
Abby Wetherell was on foot on a road near her home in Wexford County at about 9 p.m. Thursday when the black bear attacked her, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said.
“She began to run in hopes of reaching nearby homes,” the department said in a statement. “Abby was able to get to her feet and ran again. The bear caught up with her and attacked a second time.”
The department said a neighbor heard her screams and chased off the bear.
Wetherell was airlifted to a hospital where she underwent surgery for deep lacerations in her thigh, according to the department.
Bear attacks often occur when a mother is protecting her cubs. According to the natural resources department, there is no evidence that cubs were present near the attack.
In an unrelated attack on Thursday, a grizzly bear injured two hikers in Yellowstone National Park after they unexpectedly encountered the bear’s new cub.
The same day, Idaho wildlife officials reported that two biologists collecting grizzly habitat data in the eastern part of the state were knocked down and injured by a charging grizzly after they startled it.
And on another note, the folks who bought my home in Giles County reported a bear that frequented their yard and was even bold enough to climb a spiral staircase to an upstairs porch was then chased down the stairs, off the porch and out of the yard by a calico cat we left behind. Them bars is hard to figger, but damn, I never could figger a darned cat. That cat was meaner than a snake, I always maintained, but a bear?
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While growing up in rural Southern Oregon, Mark Taylor
developed a passion for the outdoors while he and his younger brother tagged along with their father on fishing,
hunting and camping adventures.
Graduating from Northwestern University in 1988, Taylor spent four years as an officer in the U.S. Navy based
in Norfolk before moving into journalism.
After five years writing about the military for a Norfolk-based publishing company, he became the outdoors
editor at The Roanoke Times in 1998. He lives in Roanoke with his wife and twin daughters.