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The deer win the battle in the Midgley gun season

December 8, 2011

GUNNER'S DEER — Gunner McAlester, son of Wister Baseball Coach John McAlester, poses with this five-point buck he harvested Saturday near Wilburton. Photo Submitted by John McAlester

First of all, I want to wish happy birthdays to my mom, Elaine Midgley, and sister, Janice Couch, who both had birthdays within the last week or so. Happy birthday ladies — I love you both!
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My good buddy, Wister Baseball Coach John McAlester, took his son, Gunner, on a hunt this last weekend near Wilburton. Gunner got a shot at a five-point buck, and he made the most of the opportunity shooting the buck right behind the front shoulder and dropping it within a few yards.
I have a feeling that that will be the first of many deer that Gunner will get to shoot since that boy is eat up with the hunting fever. I will be glad when he is old enough to do some bow hunting, so we can all go on some hunting adventures together.
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Congratulations also go out to my friend, fellow Outdoor Columnist Jerry Davidson, who got an eight-point buck on Nov. 28 in LeFlore County, weighing 110 pounds.
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