First gun hunt a memorable one for father and son

Published 2:11 am Friday, December 15, 2006

By Staff
NILES – Kyle Brovold's first year of gun hunting for deer is one he will never forget.
The season started out a little rough for Kyle, with him missing a large buck on opening morning and two more bucks in the days to come.
His luck finally changed on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 26.
Kyle and his father, William, were both in a two-man ladder stand on the edge of a cut bean field that belongs to a long time family friend in Cass County. With about 45 minutes of legal shooting time left, a six-point buck and three other deer entered on the other side of the field
It took about 20 minutes for the deer to feed within a comfortable range for Kyle to shoot with his 50 caliber muzzle loader. A large doe was in front of the buck and after she had moved out of the way, the buck turned broadside at 75-yards and Kyle took his shot.
"When the smoke cleared, Kyle was as shocked as I was to see that there were two deer lying in the field. He had shot right through the six-point and hit a yearling buck that was about 30 feet behind the first," William said. "I would have to say that after 30 years of hunting that this was the greatest deer season that I have ever had."
William continued, saying the time he was able to spend with his son and watching him grow and go through rough times, like missing the three previsou deer, is something he will never forget.
Kyle, 12 years-old, is a seventh grade student at Edwardsburg Middle School.