Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Friday, November 09, 2012
Did you see the (almost) turdy-pointer?
That this year’s deer hunt might be the hunt of a lifetime for
12-year-old Dylan Beach-Bittner of Motley might be an understatement. About a half hour after Dylan and his stepdad, Wilbur Verbeck, got
into their tree stand Saturday morning, Dylan noticed a deer walk out of
the woods about 100 yards away. Dylan said he knew it was a big deer while it slowly made its way toward the deer stand, he just didn’t know how big. “I was shaking a little,” he said of the moments before he fired his .270-caliber. At about 50 yards, the deer turned broadside and Dylan fired a round
into its front shoulder. The deer dropped immediately, got up a few
seconds later and walked a few feet before finally falling for the last
time. When Dylan and Verbeck got off their stand and down to the deer, they found a enormous animal with a 27-point atypical rack. At 229 pounds, Dylan said it took four people to life the deer into a
truck to haul out of the field. The family has lined up someone to green
score the rack, which mom figured could take a couple of times because
there are so many tines. She said the deer will be taken to a
taxidermist for a full shoulder mount. She also said the American
Whitetail Association has contacted the family about showing the mount...more