It’s rare that an 11-year-old hunter bags a 12-point buck with a crossbow.
It’s even more rare when that buck is an albino deer.
Gavin Dingman of Oceola Township took down the trophy buck last week while hunting with his father, Mick Dingman.
“He kind of feels like a rock star right now. Everyone is calling, all of the hunting shows and hunting magazines,” Mick Dingman said.
The Dingmans had spotted the albino deer several times over the past couple of years and had even snapped photos of it.
“The whole neighborhood is familiar with it. Quite a few of the guys in the neighborhood were trying to get it,” Mick Dingman said.
Mick Dingman said Gavin and his brother Graham, 13, were arguing during dinner over whose turn it was to hunt with their father Monday evening. Luckily for Gavin, it was his turn.