Best Day Of Fishing Ever

p2.jpg Some fish-stories are hard to believe, but this guy has pictures.

Tom Satre told the Sitka Gazette that he was out with a charter group on his 62-foot fishing vessel when four juvenile black-tailed deer swam directly toward his boat.

Once the deer reached the boat, they began to circle it, looking directly at us. The young bucks were obviously distressed.

p3.jpg I opened up my back gate, and we helped the typically skittish and absolutely wild animals onto the boat. Once onboard, they collapsed with exhaustion, shivering.

We headed for Taku Harbour. Once we reached the dock, the first Buck that we had been pulled from the water hopped onto the dock, looked back as if to say 'thank you' and disappeared into the forest.

After a bit of prodding and assistance, two more followed, but the smallest deer needed a little more help.

p5.jpg My daughter, Anna, and son, Tim, helped the last buck to its feet. We didn't know how long they had been in the icy waters or if there had been others who did not survive. My daughter later told me that the experience was something that she would never forget, and I suspect the deer felt the same way.

Best Day Of Fishing Ever Last update: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 22:22:45 -0400