Big Bucks Making for Happy Hunters

Reports from this year’s general rifle buck deer hunt are overwhelmingly positive. According to DWR Assistant Wildlife Manager Randall Thacker, this has been an excellent year for the hunt. “I’ve been with the agency for 21 years,” says Thacker, “and I’ve never seen anything like this. The number of big, mature deer hunters are taking is phenomenal.” Thacker has helped man the deer check stations in northeastern Utah and he reports that on opening day, 33 deer came through the check station and only 3 of those were yearlings. That group included many 4-point bucks with 2- to 22 inch antler spreads and one 4-point buck with “an astounding 33-inch antler spread” taken by a female hunter in her 20s. By the time the check station closed on day 2 of the hunt, 130 deer had been checked and again, most were mature bucks. The DWR is encouraging anyone interested to get out and enjoy the hunt this great fall before the season ends on October 30th.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.