Nun bags huge buck; photo goes viral

Posted at 10:26 AM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 10:26:59-05

(WICU/NBC NEWSCHANNEL) A photo of a Pennsylvania nun and the trophy buck she bagged on the first day of Pennsylvania's hunting season has gone viral.

Sister John Paul waited in her tree stand for three hours on Monday, the first day of deer season. As she waited, she prayed the Rosary. Shortly after, a herd of doe arrived, followed by two large bucks. She shot the largest buck, a 10-point buck with a 16-inch spread.

She says she's surprised by the more than one-million views the photo has racked up on Facebook.

"In St. Mary's, this is what you do. You go hunting. Everybody goes hunting. The coach, myself, the students," she said.

This is the third deer that Sr. John Paul has bagged in her hunting career.  She also brought home a bear during hunting season five years ago.

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