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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