Matthew Stabley, of McElhattan, harvested this 14 point non typical whitetail Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8:30 a.m. in Wayne Township, Clinton County. He used a 270 Winchester. The deer has been an unofficial score 192 with a 22 1/4 outside spread. It’s thought to be aged at 51/2 years old. Stabley plans on having it mounted by Terry Wenker at Bear Mountain Taxidermy
Jonathan Houtz, 12, of Jersey Shore shot his first-ever deer in Porter Township. He has been hunting for the last six years as a mentored hunter but never had a chance for a deer. This was his first year as a junior hunter, and he was able to bring meat home to help feed his family.
This father-son duo shot two nice bucks on the first day of hunting season. Mike Novosel Sr. of Zion shot a nine-point. Mike Novosel Jr. of Howard shot a large eight-point. Both deer were shot from their camp, Rock Run Camp.