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By LuAnn Schindler

Billings bags buck during first deer hunt


November 18, 2021

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Hunt club • Brogan Billings, of Orchard, shows a deer he shot on opening day of the state's firearm hunting season.

At 5:30 a.m., Saturday, 10-year-old Brogan Billings and dad, Chad, of Orchard, headed to a secluded spot, a.k.a. his grandparents' cabin, north of town.

Here, father and son awaited daybreak and an opportunity to bring home a prize on the opening day of Nebraska's firearm deer season.

With a trusty .22-250 in one hand and a 4x4 buck in sight, the younger Billings practiced patience.

Ready. Aim. Pull the trigger.

Excitement, first. Then, bring on the hunt.

"We had to chase after it," Billings said, after replaying the newly-made memory during this interview.

He wasn't nervous. After all, he...

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