Remus youngster shoots first buck

Levi Snyder of Remus was among the area’s successful rifle hunters. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

REMUS – Levi Snyder was among the successful area deer hunters this season. He and his dad, Jeff Snyder, of Remus, brought his buck to the deer pole on Nov. 16 at Hinton Township, sponsored by the Southern Mecosta Whitetail Management Association.

The weapon used was a 30.06. It was Levi’s first deer. His dad was with him.

“We were pretty excited,” Jeff said.

They were hunting on private land.

They were out there for 20 minutes before seeing the buck.

“We were sitting there, he came walking right out, Levi got the gun ready and got it. It was about a 20-yard shot,” Jeff said. “It went about 50 yards and dropped.”

Snyder liked what he saw during the season.

“We saw a lot of deer out there,” he said. “Best season ever. We let a bunch of them go.”

The firearm season ended on Nov. 30. The bow season goes until Jan. 1. The muzzleloading season takes place in mid-December.


Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at

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