Hunters bag trophy bucks
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Sean Banfill of Annapolis, Md., came home to Clinton County to hunt and bagged this beautiful 9-point buck on Tuesday morning while hunting in Bald Eagle Township. Sean said he was just standing there talking to his dad, Terry Banfill, when the buck came out from the woods all by himself with his head down. He shot once from a distance of about 100 yards and the 175- to 180-pound buck fell. “This is the first buck I’ve shot in 20 years,” Sean said with a big smile. He said that he hasn’t been home to hunt for a long time. On Monday, Sean said his group saw 24 deer, and all but one of them was a doe.
Dave Heaton Jr. of Beech Creek shot this big buck with his 25-06 on Monday morning just before 8 a.m. while hunting on the DeHaas property. Dave and son Mason went hunting together, but split up before Dave bagged the 10-point with an 18-inch spread and a massive body. Dave said he saw the buck walking with a doe and another large buck but had his eye on this one. This isn’t the first buck Dave has killed, but it is the largest. He was out for archery season and missed a large buck in the early season. “We plan on mounting this beauty and will add this guy to our trophy wall,” his wife Lisa said.