Truck-Buck 2019-20: Week 5 Winner, Reid Diers

The stories behind the Truck-Buck Contest winners and the bucks that earned them a spot in the Shoot-Out.

Daryl Kirby | June 4, 2020

Week 5: Reid Diers, 139 3/8 typical
County: Colquitt
Date: Oct. 15

The fifth week of last deer season was the primitive-weapons week, which is now also the Youth week, where kids 15 and younger can use a modern rifle. The winner of this week was Reid Diers, of Norman Park, who earned a new CVA muzzleloader. Reid got his winning buck while hunting with his compound bow on a Colquitt County tract. It was a Wednesday evening hunt on Oct. 15.

“I began getting pictures of this buck in July on the edge of a peanut field,” Reid said. “I was able to hunt him a few times early season, but our paths never crossed. In mid-October I hung a lock-on in an area I had been getting pictures of him.”

Georgia’s archery season had seen unseasonably hot temperatures, to say the least. It was borderline unbearable.

Week 5: Reid Diers, 30, of Norman Park, with his Colquitt County bow-buck that netted 139 3/8.

“On Oct. 15, it was cooler and rainy, so I headed to the stand,” Reid said. “About an hour before dark my buck and a couple other bucks came out at 75 yards. After about 20 minutes they began to ease out into the field, and I knew this would be my only opportunity to take a shot. I ranged him at 60 yards, settled my pin, and let the arrow fly. The arrow found its mark, and I watched him run out of the field. After an hour, we followed good blood for about 125 yards and made a quick recovery.”

Reid’s buck had 14 total points and netted 139 3/8. Reid now has the No. 4 bow-buck ever recorded from Colquitt County, according to GON’s Deer Records.

Reid will be shooting in the finals to new Silverado pickup truck from long time Truck-Buck sponsor John Megel Chevrolet. He has already won a CVA Accura rifle and a prize package which includes Antler Addict Mineral and 4S Draw from 4S Advanced Wildlife Solutions, a safety harness from Hunter Safety System and Shoot-Out shirts from Realtree.


GON’s Official Colquitt County Bow Buck Rankings

1155 4/8 Adam Childers2016ColquittBowView 
2149 5/8 Alan Whitaker2012ColquittBowView 
3146 5/8 Reid Diers2020ColquittBowView 
4144 1/8 Justin Lyn Bentley2011ColquittBow
5140 Michael Brooks2020ColquittBow
6139 3/8 Reid Diers2019ColquittBowView 
7138 5/8 David Carmichael1981ColquittBow
8135 1/8 John Cox2016ColquittBow
9133 4/8 John Cox2018ColquittBowView 
10132 1/8 Danny Dangar2018ColquittBow

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