You might not find David Laster’s name on the speakers’ list at any deer hunting seminars, but don’t be surprised if you see the 28-pointer he shot last year hanging shoulder to shoulder with Mississippi’s finest whitetails.
The buck didn’t make a big splash outside of the 57-year-old’s hometown of Columbus, Miss., where it was featured in the local newspaper. And because the rack is covered in velvet, it’s doubtful the deer will ever be included on lists of the state’s “Booners.”
But while B&C might not accept velvet antlers, the Lowndes County specimen is a new state record in Buckmasters Whitetail Trophy Records’ velvet category, which tickles David to no end.
Because he was raised about 60 miles south of Stuttgart, Ark., you’d think David would be more into ducks than bucks. But the “mostly retired” real estate broker rarely misses an opportunity to sit in his comfortable shooting house when the season’s open.
His way of deer hunting is a ...