Minden Press-Herald

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Sep 19th

Third generation deer stands yields another trophy

(Note: deer season 2011-12 has been put to bed with the reputation of producing some of the finest bucks Louisiana has ever yielded in a single season. Here is an account of one of those impressive trophies taken by a 13 year old Red River Parish youngster.)

Berl Lawson's dad erected a deer stand at the edge of a pasture on the family's cattle farm 25 years ago, a stand the elder Lawson hunted until his son was older. Now that Berl has a 13 years old son, Lewis, the youngster is claiming squatter's rights to the stand, and with good reason. On December 8, the teen downed a huge 170 class nine-point buck from the stand.

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