Deer of the Year

8th grader downs Catahoula Parish 12-point

Hunting tradition dictates that fathers pass the knowledge they’ve acquired from years of experience in the field down to their sons, who years later repeat the same process for their own kids.

So on the opening day of youth season in Area 2, when Shawn Seward recommended that his 13-year-old son Carson change stands for a better shot at a buck, he thought he was giving out sound advice.

The elder Seward was in the process of getting his 8th grader at Grant Junior High settled in a lean-to stand overlooking a cutover on the edge of a logging road in Catahoula Parish when he suggested making a move.