Celebrated Deer Hunter Dies At 89

MONTPELIER, Vt. (October 11, 2013)—Larry Benoit, a Vermont man who was considered to be one of the country's greatest deer hunters has died at the age of 89, a funeral home said Friday.

Benoit died Tuesday at his home in Duxbury, Vt., the funeral home said.

The name Benoit has been synonymous over the past 40 years with deer hunting and the bagging of huge bucks.

Benoit wrote several hunting books and spent 25 years giving deer-hunting seminars nationwide.

He’s believed to have bagged more than 200 deer, the most recent in November 2012.

Scott Smolen, a farmer from Mondovi, Wis., who invited Benoit to that hunt last year on his land, said says Benoit "was the greatest deer hunter that ever walked the face of the Earth."

Benoit served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and spent decades working in construction.

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