Well another Deer Camp goes into the books, and as usually happens the new guy goes home with the Trophy. Yes, since 1989 our Deer Camp has awarded "The Big Buck Award". There are certain criteria that have to be met to win however. Your deer must be taken between opening time of Firearm Season on Friday morning to 12 Noon on Sunday. The deer must be the first one you take. In other words, if you take a doe first, then you are out of the running for the trophy. The deer must be back in camp by noon Sunday. You pull in at 12:01 with the buck of a lifetime, and you lose. Size is determined first by points then by Boone and Crockett scoring, yes, we'll break out a tape measure if need be. Decision of the Camp Director is final and shall not be questioned. the trophy is officially awarded at 12:01 on Sunday afternoon. The winner must display the trophy either in their home or office for the next year and bring it back to deer camp the following year. You also must pay for getting your own engraving done. If you win that year and there is no more room for names, then you must create/expand the award.
The magic of the interwebz and Facebook has also netted us at least two and maybe three new people for next year. John has a friend from Practical Rifle, and there's a mutual friend from the Aurora Sportsmen's Club that has called me and wants to join us next year. Plus Pierre Khoury has stated he'll be back next year, and I truly look forward to that. And if there's anyone reading that would like to join us. Let me, your humble host and Camp Director, know and we'll get you what you need to hunt down here, and put you on some deer.
So this afternoon John and Roger will pick up their deer from the processor, Pat, had to leave early this morning, so he already has one of his in nice white packages from the processor, but he's bringing the other home to butcher himself. I prefer to bring home the white packages, as opposed to doing all that work.
I'm glad that I had this time with several great friends. I'm pretty sure that they've had as much fun this year as I've had. And I'm really looking forward and planning for next year's camp.