Cumberland Times-News


December 7, 2013

Hunter, 90, bags buck

Mr. Sawyers,

I had the pleasure of meeting you about four years ago during a banquet for the Allegany/Garrett Sportsmen’s Association. I was that year’s recipient of their annual scholarship.

I was a Junior at Frostburg State University and an avid outdoorsman spending many days afield. Now that I live on the eastern side of Maryland, I still like to get online and read your columns. I know that you like to post pictures of people who hunt, mostly youths, and the success they have.

I have attached a picture of my 90-year-old grandfather (Allan Fletcher of Little Orleans) who sat out in the cold all day on Nov. 30, and at lunch time harvested this nice Washington County buck.

All my learning experiences have been gained first through my father, secondly through my grandfather, and finally through my own encounters. Here is a man that has taught many young men to hunt and at the age of 90 still enjoys harvesting a nice whitetail. When I got to his stand where he had been sitting the only thing I could see or cared to see was the gigantic smile on his face.

I used gigantic there for lack of words to describe his enthusiasm. May we all live long enough to enjoy killing a buck on our 90th year here on planet earth.

Benjamin J. Powell

Hunt Valley


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