Two years ago, proud dad Jeffrey Grass of Searsport reached out to the BDN and said he might have a hunting story to share.
His son Dean, then 12 years old, had shot a 237-pound buck on Youth Deer Day back in 2012 … and the mere fact that the Grasses were in the woods that day was a bit of a fluke.
Dean had been expecting to spend that afternoon at youth football practice, after spending the afternoon hunting with his dad. That practice was cancelled by rain, and Dean ended up at the right place, at the right time, and took advantage of the opportunity.
That deer wasn’t Dean’s first: He shot a 175-pound eight-pointer in 2010, when he was a seventh-grader.
And his mom, Pam, also has some deer-hunting credentials, having joined the 200-pound club with a 10-pointer that tipped the scales at exactly 200 pounds, also in 2010.
At the time, Jeffrey Grass said he was fortunate to have access to a 165-acre parcel of land that was teeming with deer.
But despite that access, Jeffrey Grass hadn’t shot a 200-pounder of his own.
Until this year, that is.
Jeffrey Grass recently sent an email that explained that he’d finally joined the other family members in the big buck club.
“It took me 34 years of hunting to get one over 200 pounds, but I achieved it this year with a nine-pointer [that weighed] 240 pounds, field-dressed,” he wrote.
Congratulations to the Grass family for yet another successful deer season.