Tom Fallucca had a 10-day deer-hunting vacation to remember in Schuyler County.

First, the Winfield man arrowed a big buck with a crossbow the Thursday before the first firearm season. Then on the Saturday of the first firearm season, Nov. 17, he shot an old buck with his 12-gauge shotgun.

As he put it, “What an amazing weekend.”

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Tom Fallucca buck taken in firearm season.
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