On the first day of the 2011 hunting season, Oct. 31, and in only his second year in the sport/activity, Dean Grass of Swanville shot his first deer, an 8-point buck that weighed 170 pounds.

The 11-year-old bagged the deer in Belmont.

Grass’ deer won the youth division in the Morrill General Store’s biggest deer contest. The Bangor Christian Academy student was awarded a trophy and a $50 gift card for finishing first in his category.

Grass is the son of Jeffrey and Pamela Grass of Swanville.

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