Zach Lyons, 12, of Franklin, shot an 8-point buck Nov. 2 with his compound bow.
Lyons and his grandfather, Tom Young, were hunting on the edge of State Game Land 39 in Venango County.Young was in a tree stand and Lyons in a ground blind. He shot the deer from 15 yards after it responded to rattling.
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