By Phillip Wick
Tyler Wick and his Thanksgiving Buck
Tyler's first hunting trip with his grandpa turned into a day we'll always remember.
While sitting in a downed tree we saw a doe across the way and watched her walk by. We talked about were to shoot and how to stay in the moment.
Using a grunt call, I hoped to see if there was a buck following this doe. After a few moments we heard a noise behind us. Turning toward Tyler was a large 9-point buck walking three yards in front of the doe.
Tyler raised his 20-gauge and took the shot. The shot was perfectly placed; the deer traveled 10 yards and went down.
We were in the woods about 30 minutes, and everyone at our early Thanksgiving dinner heard the shot and wondered if Tyler got his deer.
Twenty minutes later, we walked out of the woods to get help.
Tyler's deer was too big for us to drag out of the woods, so we got a dad and uncle and grandpa to help drag him out, and we needed all the help we could get. That was a great job, Tyler.
The deer was taken on Nov.21 during youth hunting days in Defiance, Ohio.