A DIFFERENT KIND OF “ROAD HUNTING”

On my most recent trip to the woods (Sunday, 9/10/2012), I saw a dead buck on the side of the road on Hwy 36, just past the Brazos River Bridge, heading towards Jones Creek.This is just across the highway from the Justin Hurst WMA, which produced a 126 class buck during a youth hunt last season. The road kill buck I saw was big-bodiedand had what appeared at a glance to be a legal rack. I almost turned around for a picture, but chose not to. I did notice a car parked down the road a bit, and a man who appeared to be walking up to examine the buck. On my return trip several hours later, I was prepared to stop, but did not after I saw the buck’s head had been removed. It appeared to be a clean cut, probably not the work of a pocket knife.

I hope the “road-hunter” is proud of his trophy!

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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