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Truck-Buck 2019-20: Week 9 Winner, Philip Worley

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

Daryl Kirby | June 7, 2020

Week 9: Philip Worley, 142 0/8 typical
County: Wilcox
Date:
Nov. 11

It’s tough to make the Shoot-Out. So what are the odds of making the Shoot-Out two years in a row and getting in Week 9 with a deer that netted 142? Keep in mind that this year’s Week 8 second-place buck scored 158 inches and didn’t win the week. Things just have to line up for a hunter.

Hey, Philip Worley will take it, and we’re thrilled to have Philip making back-to-back trips to the Shoot-Out.

Week 9: It’s back-to-back Shoot-Outs for Philip Worley, of Cordele. Philip’s Wilcox County 10-pointer netted 142.

“The hunt for this deer truly began on a Friday evening,” Philip said about his Wilcox County 10-pointer. “The cameras have been slow all year. No shooters all year.

“I’m at the fair with my little girl, and my Moultrie mobile app goes off. I check it, and here this deer is in shooting hours. Saturday, I decide to check a regular camera that is nearby because it usually has the most activity. And sure enough, here this deer is. He has been in there all week. And it is a deer I have been after for three years. The last pictures I had of this deer were 360 days ago in this exact spot.”

Philip’s spot was a food plot planted with oats and radishes near an ag field.

“Sunday morning, I watched several does and little bucks come in and out of the plot all morning. At 8:15 this deer appeared like a ghost at the bottom of the plot 180 yards out. I shot him with my Savage Stealth .308 using Hornady Superformance, and he ran 75 yards and fell right there. Unbelievable day…”

Philip will be shooting in the finals to win a new Silverado pickup truck from long time Truck-Buck sponsor John Megel Chevrolet. He has a $1,140 Browning deer 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 All-Time Wilcox County Buck Rankings

Rank Score Name Year County Method Photo
1 170 3/8 Scott Urquhart 1981 Wilcox Gun
2 189 1/8 (NT) Ronnie Wilcox 1984 Wilcox Gun
3 189 (NT) GA DNR 2012 Wilcox Gun
4 163 2/8 Danny Luke 1987 Wilcox Gun
5 163 1/8 Lynn Gordon 1974 Wilcox Gun
6 163 1/8 Roy Bloodworth 1986 Wilcox Gun
7 162 5/8 Scott McGuinty 2007 Wilcox Gun View 
8 160 7/8 Scott McGuinty 2014 Wilcox Gun View 
9 160 4/8 Matthew Stubbs 2017 Wilcox Gun View 
10 159 Ronny Vaughan 2018 Wilcox Gun View 

 

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