Paris youngster bags 10-point buck
PARIS -- Heath Cline had a quite a morning of hunting on opening day.
The 11-year-old Paris hunter bagged a 10-point buck with 19-inch rack span while hunting in the Newaygo area. He shot it around 7:45 a.m.
He's a student in Big Rapids Middle School. He's had five bucks in his lifetime, two with a bow and now three with a firearm.
This was his first deer this year. Heath was hunting with his dad, Mike Cline.
"A buddy of mine knew (the buck) was there," Mike Cline said.
It's the biggest buck Heath has shot.
"I was surprised," he said.
Prior to seeing the buck, Heath said he saw some does.
"It ran and I missed the first time," Heath said. "The second time I saw it and it tumbled over."
His shot came from 30 yards. His second shot put the deer down for good.
Seth Cline, his brother, has a tag and Heath indicated he'll focus on watching his brother hunt. Heath indicated there's a lot of deer out there.
It was about 25 degrees with wind and snow while the Clines were hunting.