Author: Brian Kightlinger

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Award-winning author, Brian R. Kightlinger, is an avid outdoorsman, middle school social studies teacher, and official whitetail deer scorer from Northwest Pennsylvania. He has had a passion for everything outdoors since his youth. Brian enjoys shooting archery and competing in 3D archery competitions. He loves talking about whitetail deer, turkey, and exotics and meeting others with the same passion.

Brandon and his parents, Gayle and Don, stood over one of the biggest bucks they had ever seen. Gayle cried tears of joy while Don hugged his son. Don whispered in Brandon’s ear, ” I am so proud of you! I remember the first deer you shot.” Brandon soaked in every moment of the embrace before tending to the buck named Barnacle Bill. Deer hunting is a passion Brandon Pratt learned at a young age. His grandpa Jim was an avid archery hunter who taught him to shoot a bow. Even though Brandon loved shooting his bow, he had his…

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