Thought I would share some of the photos I have received from the muzzleloader, youth and archery deer seasons.
Mike McCoy of Moore e-mailed this photo of a 9-point that he harvested on the opening morning of muzzleloader season on the Honobia Creek Wildlife Management Area in Pushmataha County.
“Who says there’s no good public hunting anymore?,” McCoy said. “Me and my buddies headed to Honobia Creek WMA for our fourth season hunting there. Took this trophy buck opening morning of black powder season. He’s a 9-point typical weighing 122 lbs. This is the third trophy taken by our group in four years there. A nice 10-point and an 8-point were also taken on opening day by our party. The $40 land access permit was well worth it once again.”
Justin Mauldin of Tuttle killed this 8-point buck while hunting at the Oklahoma Sportsman’s Club lease at McGee Creek during the youth season.
He was guided by two local members of the Mossy Oak Pro Staff team, Brian Magee and Chris Walls. Justin and four other kids were chosen for the trip while attending the Cross Timbers Father and Son Archery Camp in August.
Cameron Pierce, 16, of Oklahoma City received an invitation from a close family friend, Chris Courtney, to participate in his first deer hunt during the 2009 blackpowder season.
After borrowing a muzzleloader and completing all the prep work, Cameron and his father, Rick Pierce, along with Chris, went out early on opening day.
“The morning was uneventful, but that afternoon was a different story,” Rick Pierce said. “While walking to the blind, Cameron and Chris spotted a nice muscular buck that had yet to spook. With Chris’s expert guidance, Cameron was able to line up and take a 65 yard shot that took the buck down where he stood.
“After all the necessary effort to recover and remove the buck, we found that he was 155 pounds field dressed with a nice symetrical set of antlers. After a quick trip to Terry’s Taxidermy, all the meat will be proccessed and the buck will be mounted as a momento of this incredible experience.”
Sydney Jensen, 12, of Tuttle harvested her first deer northwest of Woodward during muzzleloader season.
“She wanted her first deer to be a good buck. She got her wish,” said her father, Tim Jensen. ” She decided to pass on several smaller bucks, and even on two nice does (Saturday) evening. I had told her we would stay another 15 minutes and then go. Five minutes later he showed up. She made a pretty good shot too, right at 100 yards, and he dropped in his tracks.
Hayden Dickson, 16, of Bray shot this 8-pointer with his bow at 25 yards.
“It was his first buck ever to harvest it with a bow was quite impressive,” said his father, Darian Dickson. “He has taken several does and passed up smaller bucks in the past few seasons but had no problem making up his mind when this pretty boy walked out.”