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Mike Semmens’ 10-pointer

November 20, 2009

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Scorable Points: 10

Kill Date: Nov. 20, 2009

County: Bureau

Season: Shotgun

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here in the words of Mike Semmens’ father is the story of his son’s hunt for a 10-point Bureau County buck.

Mikey was falling asleep and getting ansty.

I told him about my bad day with my first shotgun deer I did not get because I wasn’t paying attention. He was then ready to go. I heard a noise and thought it was Mikey rustling around.

I turned to correct him and he was turned looking in the corn behind us. Then I turned. the sound was not him. He asked if he should get his gun up. I told him yes but not to fire until we knew what it was. We could not see it!

The deer popped out only 15 yards away. Mikey said, “Now?” And I said “Now!”

We only realized how big it was when we got to it.

The deer was a 10-pointer that field dressed at 160 pounds and looked to be about 5 years old or more. I was so proud of my boy!

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My wife and I both are avid hunters and I am dreaming of the day when my daughter who is only 7 months old is old enough to go hunting for her first time and I get to share that first deer with her as my grandfather did with me and you with your son! Great story and great memories for the rest of both of your lives.

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