Tom VanDoorn, an expert bowhunter and close friend, started the action last Friday afternoon. The veteran logger was on his way to work that morning when his wife Heather called. "You better get in a stand tonight," she said. "I saw deer moving everywhere on the way to work."
Tom, being ever-obedient to his charming bride, knocked off at 1:30, drove home, and climbed into a stand. "I was sitting by 3:30, and shortly after was surprised to hear a deer moving in the creek nearby," he recalls. "I stood and grabbed my bow just in case it was a buck," It was, of course, not only a buck but a monster, a deer Tom knew well.