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'Maybe Next Year' Finally Comes: Hunter, 77, Bags First Buck Ever

"I was happy, really happy, honestly happy," Ron Goza, 77, said after bagging his first buck this season. (Chris Franklin photo)
"I was happy, really happy, honestly happy," Ron Goza, 77, said after bagging his first buck this season. (Chris Franklin photo)

"Son, this is it, or not at all," Ron Goza told his son-in-law seconds before downing his first buck ever this past season

You’re never too old to harvest your first deer, as Ron Goza proved late last year.

Goza is 77, and the button buck he took recently allowed him to receive the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s certificate for “My First Deer.”

“I’ve hunted with my son-in-law the past few years and tried to get one and just never did, year after year, just never did. But I always say, maybe next year, maybe next year,” he said.

“Next year” finally arrived for Goza on a cold morning a few weeks back. “I was out there again with my son-in-law and I told him when we saw a deer, ‘Son, this is it, or not at all.’ About two seconds later, I took the shot.”

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STARTING SEP 16, 2019
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