Originally posted on Larry A. Smail's Blog:
I made a short hike this morning along Red Mill Creek Road. While walking back towards my vehicle I noticed the sound of water in an unnatural way. I paused to gaze in the direction of the sound when a 5-point buck emerged. He was walking directly down the middle of the small stream. I watched him for 150 feet or so before he looked up and caught me in a movement. He was within 30 yards for most of my sighting of him. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera with me.
Later in the day I had the opportunity to spend some time with my friend, Robert “Slim” Bowser. Slim is a Civil War reenactor. I took some photos for a possible future painting. You can search his blogs by checking on the right side of blog page. Slim is a dedicated Civil War historian taking very seriously the sacrifices of the great men of honor in times past. He represents a soldier of the 62nd PA Volunteers, Company D. This unit was recruited in 1861 in Armstrong County, Pa.