Cool Story About WV Hunter Taking 9.5 Year-Old Buck
Here we are in the middle of another Michigan deer season. (No - I haven't got mine yet. Thanks for asking) But, big deer are being taken all over the country. One of the great stories out there right now is from a hunter in southwest West Virginia. According to WVGazetteMail.com, bowhunter David Miller took down a huge 17-point, 170 -180 inch buck earlier this month in Mingo County, on the West Virginia - Kentucky border.
Sure, that's a big deer, but the impressive part of this story (IMO) is that David had been watching this deer on trail cams and waiting to take it for six years. This buck was nine and a half years old when he shot it. For a buck in the wild, that's old. Deer have been documented to live past the age of twenty, but most the average lifespan is about 4.5 years.