Kokomo Area Deer Report

huge Indiana buck Don Pickell
Cabela's pro staffer Don Pickell, of Rossville, arrowed this huge 11-point buck sporting a field dressed weight of 240 pounds from an average, central Indiana farm. Photo provided

With this year’s early archery season in its waning stage many bowhunters continue their success with some truly impressive bucks being taken by area hunters. For example, my friend and Cabela’s pro-staffer Don Pickell ,from Rossville, put patience, hard work and 30 years of experience together when he arrowed a huge 11-point buck tipping the scales at 240 pounds. Don’t be fooled in thinking this buck was taken on some special leased ground, guided hunt or over a pre-planted food plot. Instead, it was collected on an average, central Indiana farm just like where most of us hunt.

This year’s early archery deer hunting season draws to a close this week with the regular firearms deer hunting season beginning this Saturday.

Here is this week’s list of area hunters (male and female) who have collected deer and taken them to Simpson’s Deer Processing or contacted me directly. This information includes field dressed weights.

Don Pickell – 240 pound, 11-point buck; Denny Heaton – 200 pound, eight-point buck; Bob Kendall – 110 pound, eight-point buck; Corbin Robinson – 120 pound, four-point buck; Roger Ford – 230 pound, eight-point buck; Ross Huff – 125 pound doe; Stephanie Kelly – 150 pound, eight-point buck; Wyatt Conyers – 190 pound, nine-point buck; Darren Hale – 140 pound, six-point buck.

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Cabela’s Pro-Staffer Don Pickell

THERE ARE STILL FISH:Even though deer hunting is heating up, now is also the time for some of the year's best fishing as Dave Catt, Greentown,  proves with this beautiful smallmouth bassEven though deer hunting is heating up, now is also the time for some of the year’s best fishing as Dave Catt, Greentown, proves with this beautiful smallmouth bass

John Martino
Martino is a well-known outdoor writer throughout Indiana and has served as longtime outdoor columnist for the Kokomo Tribune newspaper. Martino has won numerous awards for both his writing and his service to youth, conservation and the community. He recently retired as Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for the City of Kokomo and now works as Ivy Tech Executive Director for Facilities for the Kokomo region.

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  1. John
    My grandson who lives in young America arrived his first buck ever on nov 1. It green scores 197”. Very interesting story leading up to getting this buck

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