Bantering Buck Philosophies


by William Crisp


The camp bantering has continued from last November. My son has become pretty proficient at the game of giving what you get at camp. He’s been busting one of my buddies over their deer success last year.

Nick, being raised under the theory of scientific management and the values of hunting he was, passed his first chance at a buck, ever. Then later in the day he shot a really nice eight-pointer. At first look the philosophy he follows looks superior.

One of my buddies managed to shoot the small six- point Nick passed the next day and join the successful hunter list for that season. However, Nick has not let the guy forget that he shot a goat that a 12-year-old passed. He likes to inform the gentleman and the camp members, correctly, that the sixer would have been a really nice but



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