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Brady Wold takes a first place prize at this year's Minnesota Deer Classic

Brady Wold, a sixth grader at Detroit Lakes Middle School, holds his trophy-winning antlers and ribbons he received at the Minnesota Deer Classic. The antlers measured 146-3/8 inches on the Boone & Crockett measuring system. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)1 / 2
Brady Wold with his trophy buck on the first day of muzzelloading season last fall.2 / 2

Brady Wold of Detroit Lakes did something in his first year of deer hunting some hunters never do in a career. The 12 year-old Detroit Lakes Middle Schooler bagged a trophy buck on the first day of the muzzleloader season.

Wold shot the 10-pointer south of Twin Valley on a family friend's land. After having the rack measured -- a large 146 3/8 inches on the Boone & Crockett measuring system --it was suggested that he enter it in this year's Minnesota Deer Classic, held in St. Paul.

The deer truly became a trophy buck, winning first place in the youth muzzleloader class at the hunting show.

Amazingly, Wold also bagged two does this hunting season -- one with his bow and one with a rifle.

Wold attributed his hunting knowledge to his father, Jay, with whom he likes to hunt.

He may have dad to thank for his trophy, too. The two hunters were sitting in their stand on CRP land on the edge of a cornfield when the buck appeared, but ran off in the opposite direction. Jay produced a simple gravity doe bleat call, which turned the buck around back in their direction. That's when Brady took his 110-yard shot, dropping the deer with a shot through the lower neck and spine.

The Wolds had never been to the Minnesota Deer Classic, but really enjoyed the experience, and collecting a trophy amongst the tough competition.

"There were a lot of people with a lot of nice deer there," Jay said.

According to Jay, Brady wants to hunt all the time. He's been pheasant and duck hunting, and wants to hunt squirrels.

"He keeps asking to go to Africa," Jay said.

The two are also planning to go antelope hunting in Montana next year.

Hunting is definitely in Brady's blood.