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Deer stand yields another trophy

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A full moon highlights happy young hunter, Lewis Lawson and his trophy buck. He is a seventh grade student at Elm Grove Middle School in Red River Parish.

(Editor’s 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-ld 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- year-old son, Lewis, the youngster is claiming squatter’s rights to the stand, and with good reason. On Dec. 8, the teen downed a huge 170 class 9-point buck from the stand.
The old stand was destroyed when a tornado came through the area this past spring, the original replaced with a sturdy all steel box stand.

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