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Trophy buck gets a bus ride

OK, I’ve got to share this story from Minneapolis’ Star-Tribune.

A basketball team from a small Minnesota town is returning from a basketball game when the bus hits and kills a huge whitetail buck. We’re talking Boone & Crockett deer.

Being deer hunters the coach and his assistants notice the buck’s huge size. Having been raised in a culture that values time in deer stands, venison burgers and nice antlers most of the athletes are also excited.

So, rather than leave the buck to rot beside the road they load the entire thing into the aisle of the bus, hoping to turn the venison into a big team feast and the antlers into an educational tool at the school.

The highway patrol, local game warden and a local taxidermist do their part, too.

I hope you enjoy it.