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Deer hunter’s lament: One point shy of legal

A fork-horn mule deer buck -- to small to be legal game for hunters in most of Eastern Washington. (Adam Lynn)
A fork-horn mule deer buck -- to small to be legal game for hunters in most of Eastern Washington. (Adam Lynn)

BIG-GAME HUNTNG -- "Too little. Dang it!" emailed my friend Adam Lynn on Sunday evening. The photograph was the only legal shot he could take at the fork-horn mule deer buck. It summed up his experience on the opening weekend of Washington's deer hunting seas.

In the Eastern Washington unit he was hunting, mule deer bucks must have at least three antler points on one side to be legal game for hunters.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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