Deer of the Year

Flora hunter bags big 12-pointer in Natchitoches Parish

As it turns out, the best medicine for Stormi Collins’ toothache was just a little time in the deer stand.

And when a big 12-pointer chasing a doe walked into the field she was hunting near the Red River just outside of Natchitoches on Dec. 31, she rang in the new year with a bang — and a solid buck that green-scored 153 inches.