12 year-old Minnesota Boy Bags 28-Point Buck

Con­grat­u­la­tions, this is a dream deer for any hunter, regard­less of age.

A 12-year-old boy from Mot­ley had a deer hunt­ing expe­ri­ence he will likely never for­get on the open­ing week­end of the season.

Dylan Beach is seen in pic­tures smil­ing from ear-to-ear, not sur­pris­ingly, after he bagged a 28-point deer.

It hap­pened not long after he got into his tree stand last Sat­ur­day and spot­ted the buck about 100 yards in the dis­tance on the open­ing week­end of the rifle sea­son for deer hunting.

I thought I heard some­thing, but I wasn’t for sure if it was a squir­rel or what­ever. But then about 100 yards up, he came walk­ing out,” said Beach.

A sin­gle shot from the 12-year-old’s rifle dropped the deer in its tracks.

When they walked up to it, his heart was rac­ing. It was an ani­mal beyond belief with a mas­sive set of antlers of 28 points.

When I walked up and I saw how big rack was and I was really sur­prised,” said Beach.

Dewey Schmitz of Dewey’s Taxi­dermy in Wadena, Minn. has been doing this work for 30 years. This deer was his most impres­sive work. Now, he’ll do the hon­ors and pre­serve the young hunter’s pre­cious moment.

I think when he first shot it, he didn’t real­ize how big it was,” said Schmitz.

As for Beach, there’s still a life­time of hunt­ing ahead, but it’s hard to imag­ine there will ever be a moment quite like this.

Wisconsin’s gun sea­son kicks off next Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 17.

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  • http://www.jimspice.com jim­spice

    The days of brag­gable 10 point­ers are com­ing to a close, I’m afraid. Have you seen the racks being bred at the pri­vate farms these days?