THE DEPTH of the mystique surrounding the story of this historic Pennsylvania buck and the hunter who harvested it more than 180 years ago in Farmer's Valley, McKean County, just a few miles from my home, was the catalyst for my oil rendering of this deer of great significance.
The hills typical of the region and the weather so common here in late November, early December, as I surmised the timing of the hunt to have taken place in 1830, culminated in the result you see on this month's cover of Arthur Young's great buck. I call it "Farmer's Valley 1830." Enjoy!
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