Baldwin bow hunter bags two bucks

Clugston strikes it rich

Baldwin's Tyler Clugston shows one of the two bucks he shot during the bow season.

Baldwin's Tyler Clugston shows one of the two bucks he shot during the bow season.

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 BALDWIN --  Baldwin native Tyler Clugston said he tagged out early this year for deer hunting.

“I shot a nice 10-point with the bow on the 16th and tagged my second buck (recently), a huge non-typical 16 point,” Clugston said. “This is the first time in a few years I won’t be hunting rifle season.”

Clugston and his grandfather, Jim Warren, of Baldwin, do a lot of local hunting and fishing. 
Both of Clugston’s bucks were shot on private property in Lake County. Sweetwater Township. 

“The 10-point came in following a doe on the morning of the 16th about 10 minutes after daylight,” Clugston said. “He stopped about 15 yards from me to work a mock scrape off to my left and I smoked him. He only went about 30 yards and tipped over. The non-typical 16 point came in with about 15 minutes of shooting light left. I had seen this buck on trail camera but never in daylight.

“There were only 2 and 3 in the morning. He stood out to my left for what seemed an eternity and then walked into my shooting lane at 22 yards and I took the shot. I wasn’t sure how well I hit it so I stayed in the stand for about 45 minutes past dark and then headed back to the house.”

Clugston waited for two hours and then went out to track. “Unfortunately. it had started raining so any blood that might have been there was washed away,” he said. “The arrow had good blood on it so I called for a dog. The dog came the next day and we found the buck about 70 yards from where I shot it.”