What happened to three Canadian hunters who visited the fabulous DannerHolz Whitetails, LLC deer facility in the Alleghany Mountains of Pennsylvania is the stuff dreams are made of.
Luc and his 8-year-old son, “One Shot” Eliot
There was Ben and Luc, along with a tough 8-year-old, Eliot, who is Luc’s son. We believe that from here on the kid might be better known as “One Shot.” The three were hunting trophy whitetails in the broad wooded expanses of the DannerHolz property when young Eliot came to within 30 yards of a magnificent buck. It probably isn’t an exaggeration to say that raised heartbeats were felt all around.
Here’s how it happened. The hunters slowly worked their way up a steep hill, the wind blowing fairly hard into their faces when they spotted the buck. The trio used ample woodland cover to hide them from the deer’s view and, finally, Eliot squeezed off one shot. The buck was down, dead.
To do this is tough even for experienced hunters, let alone an 8-year-old boy. However, Eliot wasn’t a raw recruit in the army of hunters. He’d already successfully hunted in Africa and obviously has been well taught by dad, Luc.
Luc, Eliot and Ben with their trophy whitetails
All three of the hunters from the North connected on excellent trophy deer under rugged, snowy, wind-swept conditions. Eliot “One Shot” now had a buck with a 167-inch (15 point) rack; His dad shot a 157-inch (14 point) beauty, and Ben a 130-incher (9 points). It was a wonderful way to end the 5th season at DannerHolz.
Overall, the DannerHolz hunting produced 41 bucks with antler racks measuring from 127 to 258 inches SCI. Although some of the hunters had to stay extra days to get the trophy they wanted, in the end everyone was successful and now the managers are looking forward to next season and already there’s a tremendous carry-over of large bucks that weren’t permitted to be shot because of their age. But wait until later this year!
To get in touch for this kind of spectacular hunting, go towww.dannerholzwhitetails.comor find it on Facebook at DannerHolz Whitetails LLCor phone (814)324-1378.