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Dave Levdansky, Forward. “The .50-caliber carbine finally connected with a buck.”
Trevor Benson, 9, and Clayton Benson, 14, of Finleyville dropped their archery deer in Washington County on Oct. 20. (David E. Benson photo)
Eric Gazdik of New Sewickley harvested this atypical 10-point (six left, four right) in with a compound bow while hunting from a ground blind in Allegheny County on Oct. 20. “I made a series of soft grunts and light rattling sequences alternating about every five minutes,” he said. “He came down off a hilltop within 20 minutes and I watched him come to within 20 yards over the next 10 minutes.” The buck has an inside spread of 19 5/8-inches andan unofficial rough green gross score of 144 4/8-inch Pope & Young.
David. D. Bubash Jr. of West Deer proved once again that some of the best racks in the state are in Allegheny County. This 10-point nontypical was harvested using archery gear in Shaler at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13. (Photo Emily Bubash)
David Bubash requested the help of Officer Joshua Watkins of the Shaler police in retrieving his deer from Fawcett Field park in Shaler. (Photo Emily Bubash)
Shortly before John Arway retired from his job as executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, he went on a on a 10-day Newfoundland moose hunt. His harvest filled several freezers. (Photo provided by John Arway)
I wanted to pass along a few pictures of the 8-point buck I shot in North Fayette on Oct. 5 at 6:15 p.m. Deer still move when it’s warm outside, especially early in the year. This is my third such buck taken in recent years during the first two weeks of archery in warmer weather periods. Twenty yard shot and ran only 40 yards. Taken with a Bowtech Destroyer 350 with a QAD Exodus broadhead. (Photo provided by Robbie Petrick)
Haven Rusak of West View was 7 years old on Sept. 15 when she dropped this 6-point, her first antlered deer, with her crossbow in McCandless. Her father Jim Rusak said Haven loves looking at pictures of successful hunters and anglers in the paper. Already a successful outdoorswoman, she’s harvested three does (her first when she was 5) and a spring longbeard before taking this buck. (Photo Jim Rusak)
Noah Hrelec, 10 (left) with his brother Isaac Hrelec, 7, both of Cecil, Washington County. In May, 2018, Noah took a spring gobbler with an 11-inch beard and 1 1/8-inch spurs during a mentored youth hunt. (Photo Laura Hrelec)