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.
Week 9: Philip Worley, 142 0/8 typical
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.
“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
|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|
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