(Frederick News-Post) Ryan Manchester did not need camouflage or a tree stand to kill his first deer. He was shirtless and standing behind his living room couch, less than 10 feet away.
On Dec. 5, an eight-point buck busted Manchester's front door open and ransacked the Walkersville High School senior's home. After calling 911 and feeling he had no other choice, Manchester shot the deer twice — once in the head and once in the shoulder — and killed it.
Manchester figures it all started when the buck wanted to mate with his family's Christmas tree.
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His family dragged the tree through the front door, and thinks the scent of doe urine lured the deer to come in, the same way they brought in the tree.