Young hunter records triple crown

Posted on: June 3, 2015 | Bob Frye | Comments

Ross DeLuca is only 20 years old, so he’s got a lot of hunting in front of him.
But topping this past year is going to be tough to do.
The New Brighton resident, a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, recorded a Pennsylvania “triple crown,” taking a white-tailed buck, black bear and turkey, all in the same license year.
It all started last fall. He killed the bear first, taking a 140-pounder in Lycoming County in November.
He followed that up with a buck in the two-week firearms deer season. His deer was an 8-point, killed in Warren County.
DeLuca wrapped up his triple crown just last month. He shot a 17-pound gobbler in Beaver County in May.
Below are photos of his trophies.

Buck 2

Turkey 2

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Bob Frye is a storyteller with a passion for all things outdoors. He hunts, he fishes, he hikes, he camps, he paddles, backpacks and snowshoes depending on the season. If he’s not an expert at anything, it’s because he’s passionate to try a little bit of everything.