Not too often do you see an 11-year-old hunting with his father and bringing in a big haul. It’s even more rare to see the same child shoot and kill an albino deer.
But when Gavin Dingman of Oceola Township took to hunting with his father, Mick, that’s exactly the haul he got.
“He kind of feels like a rock star right now. Everyone is calling, all of the hunting shows and hunting magazines,” Mick Dingman said, via the Livingston Daily.
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According to the report, the Dingmans have spotted the deer over the years and taken pictures of it. The whole town knew of it and were trying to be the one to catch 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 said that Gavin and his 13-year-old brother Graham were arguing that night at dinner about who’s turn it is to go hunting with him next. Graham.
Gavin said he was “very nervous” when he took aim at the deer. “My dad was just like, ‘Take a deep breath. Are you sure you can take the shot? If you’re not 100 percent, we don’t want to injure it,'” he said.
It was his first deer, and quite a unique one.